September 14, 2011

Review: The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

Paperback342 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire

Your future is not your own...

"We wanted to know what makes a good kid good and a bad kid bad. Can you blame us for that? We found an astoundingly, marvelously simple answer: The brain isn't so much a complicated machine as it is a crystal ball. If you look into it, you will see everything you want to know."
-Dr. Mark Miliken, senior researcher at Utopia Laboratories

Who will it be?
Will the head cheerleader get pregnant?
Is the student council president a secret drug addict?

The whole school is freaking out about PROFILE, an experimental program that can predict students' future behavior.
The only question Daphne wants answered is whether Jesse will ask her out...but he's a Predicted, and there's something about his future he's not telling her.

Could you imagine waking up one day and being told that you are predicted? That they know you will commit a crime of some sort and have violent tendencies? That is exactly what is happening to the people around Daphne. They have created a program that tells them if someone has it in them to be violent and harm others. They think that this program will help the world rid of all things evil basically.

Daphne is sucked into this world and against it. She doesn't agree with this new program. Especially since the one boy who happens to hold her heart is Predicted. Everyone in this town goes completely nuts once the results are revealed. A girl is found beaten to near death and Jesse is being blamed. Since he is predicted it's not hard to believe he is guilty. Daphne doesn't want to believe that Jesse is guilty, but every little clue is all leading back to Jesse.

The Predicteds was super interesting and I was so lost in Daphne's world, that I was just as confused as she was through out the book. Of course, she made a couple of dumb decisions that I wanted to reach in and strangle her, but what is a book if it doesn't bring out those kinds of emotions? I was frustrated, confused, in awe, and at the edge of my seat all in one. I was just so curious to see how everything would turn out and just who was the psycho running around town. Oh, and I can't forget the intense and crazy opening. It was a very touchy subject to write since it has happened before, and more than once around the world, but I think Christine Seifert did an excellent job writing that first chapter. You will have to read the book the find out what I was saying. But I must warn you, it's one of those moments that if it were on a TV screen you would cover your eyes and wait til it was over.

I give The Predicteds 4 our of 5 stars!


  1. Love the central idea of this book, and it`s in my wishlist. Thanks for the review ;D

  2. I've been dying to read this book - sounds fantastic!

  3. Same here, and the concept is not really outlandish considering our technological advances even as they stand today.

    I'd love to read this! :)

  4. I'm so eager for this novel. The premise has me completely hooked. Plus that cover!! Great review. I'm even more anxious for this release.

  5. Hmmm...the concept of this book definitely intrigues me. It kind of reminds me of the movie Minority Report. I'm curious to find out why Jesse's a Predicted.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. What a great review! This is actually the first I've heard of this book, but I really want to read it now :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  7. What appeals to me about this book immediately is the cover. But reading your intriguing summary, the fact that the book engrossed you completely... only makes me want to read it more. It sounds refreshing, unique and intense, and I am definitely adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for this review!

  8. This book sounds amazing! The cover is beautiful, but your last words scared me! :(

  9. Wow - this sounds like a great book. I really want to read it now. The cover is cool but now that I know more about the book and understand how intense it is I have to read it.

  10. The Predicteds sounds like a great book. I added to my TBR list:)


  11. Reading your review makes me want to read it already. A nice, honest review. Thanks:)

  12. This book sounds REALLY interesting. I can't wait to read it!

  13. This one has been on my wishlist for a while. Thanks for the review!

  14. Wow this looks pretty incredible! Thanks for the great review. It will be added to mt tbr list!

    Kelsey d

  15. The concept of this book is really interesting! Great review :)

  16. Sounds like an interesting book, I'll have to check it out. Great review!

  17. This book sounds very interesting, a good futuristic idea. Good review!

  18. I have been curious about this book. Thank you for sharing today :) Don't know if it is for me, but it does sound intriguing.


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