Today I am reviewing The Geneva Project-Truth by Christina Benjamin.
Blurb: Trapped on a flood ravaged island full of orphans, natives and wealthy citizens of the prosperous city Lux, a young girl named Geneva finds herself enslaved at an orphanage with no future and a past she can’t remember. That all changes when she meets someone who promises her that there’s more in store for her than she ever could have imagined. Her once dull life rapidly spirals out of control as she starts to acquire new magical powers that may be the key to unlocking an ancient legend along with her true identity. But first she must master these powers, all while trying to keep them secret from her friends and the evil head mistress at the orphanage. Before she knows it, Geneva is in over her head and has inadvertently wrapped her friends into her web of magic and lies and now all of their lives hang in the balance once the head mistress finds out her plan to prove that the legend of Lux may not be a legend at all! Who will Geneva trust and how far will she go to save her friends and find out her true identity?
My Review: I really enjoyed this book I felt it is quite a compelling read. The world the author creates is unique and yet very believable. I liked the idea of the orphans not named individually but all named either Jane for the girls and John for the boys only differentiated by numbers. The main character Jane 65 turns out to be the salvation of the island and is destined through magic to restore the people to an utopia type existence. Her journey of self discovery is the main plot of the story with enough twists and intrigue to keep the reader engaged. I think young readers and older ones alike would enjoy this story. I did feel as if the ending left you hanging a little I don’t know if there is a sequel or not but it could use a little more wrapping up of the story. I also think the author would benefit from a professional edit it would take the story to a higher level. I give this a 4 star.