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A brand new Breeders Universe story that will keep you up listening past your bedtime.

Five generations after Riley and Clay first set foot on Shiprock, the community is thriving. Liberated from the Breeders, the new society is free to live and love how they chose.

Eighteen-year-old Meg is Shiprock’s apprentice gunslinger and wise-cracking security guard, keeping the people safe as she patrols the stony cliffs. She can hit a target at 50 paces with her eyes closed, and yet, she’s never ventured outside the sheer cliffs of her home. It isn’t safe out there. Marauders still roam, snatching up unsuspecting victims.

Then a plague hits their peaceful city. Her sister, and only living family, falls ill.

People will die if a cure isn’t found.

Meg ventures out to find renowned doctor Fulton Tally and a cure to save her sister and the town.

But untold peril awaits. Will Meg’s training prove enough to survive the night road?

Fans who love The Breeders will not be disappointed with this companion series set in that same universe.

©2018 Katie French (P)2019 Katie French

What listeners say about The Night Road: A Young Adult Dystopian Romance

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Action Packed Dystopian Spin-Off

In a world that has gone completely to Hell, Meg just wants to do what is right and get taken seriously as a gunslinger and defender. When her fellow townspeople start falling ill, Meg is one of the few people not impacted and with the capabilities to do something about it. If she can survive her task and the dangerous world outside her walls...

I think a better name for this book would be "What Disaster Can Meg Get Into Next?" Seriously, the premise for this book was a girl trying to help out her town/sister and find a medication/cure/doctor and inadvertently finds herself in some crazy terrible situations- like being kidnapped (multiple times), cooked by cannibals, locked up after being shot by a crazy little girl, making friends with a goddess, playing dress up with dinosaur bones, being drugged at a bar, surviving an epic storm... basically everything you can imagine was thrown at this girl and she just kept going.

The one thing that drove me a little crazy about Meg was the fact she basically crushed on anything male that showed her a little positive attention. There were three guys who expressed possible interest in her and each time she was 100% into it. Maybe this is an end of the world attitude, take what you can get kind of thing, but I wanted her to be a little bit picker with her feelings. I hope the next book ends on a happy note with the one guy I always rooted for (even with the whole kidnapping thing).

This is actually a spinoff from another dystopian series which I now really want to read. I like the world the author created, it felt like this could really be our future, it was very realistic. Side note here- this is listed as YA but really it felt like an adult book with an older teen character, just with minimal sexual context but high on the danger and gore. I want to listen to the sequel and the original series now since the audiobook was well done. I recommend this for anyone who likes dystopian stories, action, adventure, danger and the possibility for romance.

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Fast paced, wild ride

I love The Breeder world. The author does a great job of keeping things exciting and moves along at a quick pace. The narration was great.

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Exciting read. Hated for it to end!

I really enjoyed this book. Nice pacing, easy to follow. I went in with no particular expectations but look forward to diving into the rest of the series. Great narration, as well.

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  • 10-30-19

Engrossing Dystopian Tale

I'm new to the Breeder's world, not having read the previous series, but jumped in with both feet and am glad that I did. Katie French captivated me with her story set in a truly dystopian world where medicine is in short supply, women are treated poorly and are a commodity, and it's every man for himself in a desperate life outside of the few protected cities. Meg is our plucky extremely naive teenage heroine sent from one city to another across hostile terrain to obtain desperately needed medical supplies to treat the ill - and cure her sister. While sometimes her naivete seems too much to believe, it's been a long time since I was sixteen and invincible and there were times that no matter what the logic of the situation, my friends and I believed it must just be fine in the end, right? As does Meg. Invariably, not everything is. This was fast paced, exciting, kept my interest and ended more abruptly then I would have liked - I wanted more! It's on to the next book for me! *Note I was given a review copy and have voluntarily posted an honest review*

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  • Brianna Belbin
  • 10-08-19

A Gunslinger’s First Journey

This is my first book from the Breeders Universe, but I didn’t feel too lost. Meg is an apprentice gunslinger and security guard of Shiprock with an overprotective sister, Shannon. When a plague hits her home and Shannon falls ill, she starts her journey to Second City to find a cure. Meg goes on a dangerous journey that’s filled with betrayals, death, kidnapping, and manages to find some good friends along the way. Meg is strong, resilient, and brave, but is still naive and makes mistakes since she isn’t fully aware of the world outside of Shiprock. I really liked Hope’s character- she’s not afraid to do what has to be done to survive, but also tries to keep things upbeat as being the ray of light throughout their little group. Katie created a dystopian world that could become a reality where women are scarce and abused, people don’t think twice to betray or kill you, and everyone only thinks of themselves in order to survive. With the way that this book ended, I can’t wait to see what happens next and what revelations will come to light!
Brie did a great job with this narration! She managed to bring every action packed and suspense filled moment to life with her performance and felt like a perfect fit for Meg’s personality.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.