Untamed by Madeline Dyer (Reviewed by Rochelle)


About Book

As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.

But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.

Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.

Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.

About Author

Madeline Dyer  lives on a farm in the southwest of England, where she hangs out with her Shetland ponies and writes young adult books—sometimes, at the same time. She holds a BA Honors degree in English from the University of Exeter, and several presses have published her fiction. Madeline has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal, and she can frequently be found exploring wild places. At least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes.


Published January 10th 2017

Publisher Ineja Press (first published May 20th 2015)

Genre  Young AdultDystopianFantasy

Pages:  321

My Review

Sci-Fi isn’t usually my genre, but I received a free copy of Untamed in exchange for an honest review.

I haven’t read a dystopian in a while, and this refreshed the love of that genre.   I read UNTAMED in order to review it, and was very much looking forward to it from the start. I really enjoyed this gripping, dark, fast-paced novel by Madeline Dyer. The author is really good at creating characters with a lot of depth.

**This Young Adult novel takes a look at a world that is changed – and who the change makers are.

The main character, Seven, is a strong girl, although with many flaws that allow the reader to identify with her on some level.  I really enjoyed this gripping, dark, fast-paced novel by Madeline Dyer. I thought it was interesting to see how she was constantly struggling with being forced into the Enhanced way of life and how she had to deal with how the other Untamed saw her.  I liked the opportunity to see how the two different cultures contrasted… though I was confused about how the spirits thing. Seven’s visions were creepy and succeeded in drawing me in, making me curious about how they worked and how Seers might be chosen.

I really enjoyed this gripping, dark, fast-paced novel by Madeline Dyer.

The twist at the end left me speechless! I’m psyched to read book two.

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