I’m going to put this out there right away and say sci-usually isn’t my thing, neither are stories set in the future BUT I decided to sign myself up for this blog tour anyway to expand my genre net, and was I glad I did!! I read this book in one day! I couldn’t put it down!
The Visitor is the first book in the Corrupted Genes Series and is set in hundreds of years in the future. America is divided in to two sections Nusa and Susa; Nusa is where the genetically modified live; it’s law to have an IQ of over 120, white skin, free of disease, illnesses and disabilities. To modify these is free, however, for those who can afford it other things can be altered (for example- penis/breast size, eye colour, hair colour etc) while Susa is where the non-modified people live. The Susa’s are deemed as savage and troublemakers with darker skin, the total opposite of Nusa (noticing anything here?) .
The Visitor follows Peter Weekly, a genmod technician, and his best friend (and date organiser) Sasha. One evening Sasha goes home to find a dark skinned Susa on her bed, who runs past her and out of her apartment. But Susa’s are unrefined and monstrous, so why didn’t it attack her? After reporting the incident, Peter accompanies Sasha to the Deport station to identify the now-captured Susa.
It is at this Deport station that the Susa slaughters the officers and escapes, taking Peter and Sasha along for the wildest ride of their lives.
Yet this Susa isn’t all he seems, he has a name, no idea of what a Susa or Nusa are, nor does he know what year it is. Turns out, he’s neither of this things but is I fact an American, who was lost on a space trip to Mars decades earlier.
The only way to free him, and themselves at this point, from the Deport team, is to make a break for Canada. But it just isn’t that easy-firstly they need to cross the boarder to Susa and stay alive.
I LOVED The Visitor! I was intrigued, sucked in and total awe! Tucker has produced a well written, well paced start for what I anticipate to be an out standing series. The characters are well written, the daily thoughts of Peter and his inner turmoil over being the “perfect Nusa” and following the four golden rules and what he sees as questionable. I loved the history of The Visitor too and Sasha is such a fierce, non-conforming Nusa woman that I really look forward to having an insight to her past and her way of thinking as the books progress.
The second instalment isn’t due out until 2022 and this just devastates me-I need the next book now! I’m that hooked!
About The Author
Louvie G. Tucker lives and works in the Pacific Northwest with his wife. Born in Buffalo, New York, he’s called various U.S. states, Japan, and China home at points in his life. When he’s not working in cyber security, he enjoys rock climbing, staying up to date on current events, keeping up with his Japanese language skills, and riding his bicycle. He is currently working on the second book in the Corrupted Genes series.