The Fearless by Emma Pass

The Synopsis:

The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect – anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother – and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

I received this book from the author via NetGalley for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


“When I was ten, the world ended.” –The Fearless.

What started out as a miracle drug to save soldiers from PTSD, quickly spiraled out of control creating emotionless and fearless humans who only desire one thing: to give everyone the same drug.

In this quick paced, post-apocalyptic book, we are taken on a crazy ride from page one and not given a moment’s rest until the last page. It’s full of twists and turns and a storyline that is sure to grab the interest of anyone.

I really loved getting to know Cass and Myo. They are both broken people who willingly give up everything for the people they love, and they made quite the duo! Cass is compassionate, quick-witted, brave, and protective. You’re definitely not going to find her playing the role of damsel in distress! Myo is easily loveable. He has a big heart, intelligent mind, and once he knows he can trust someone, he’d do anything for them.

All of the characters in The Fearless were perfectly developed. They all had their struggles, their strengths, their desires, and their fears. So much of the story rode on the characters alone, so I was impressed to see so many woven together in such a neat way.

As for the storyline, it was intense and nerve-wrecking in some places! There is a lot of violence, but not a whole lot of gore (there is some, but not overly so), and the tension can border along the horrific in some scenes. I did find some aspects of the storyline to be slightly predictable and I wasn’t totally impressed with the ending, but overall, I never grew bored of the story and really enjoyed reading The Fearless!

I give 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to fans of The Maze Runner and Divergent-like books!

There is some mild, PG-13 rated cursing. No sex scenes, only a few briefly described kisses. The violence is decently high and the gore is more strongly present in some scenes than others, but overall, I would say it never goes over a PG-13 rated action movie. Trigger warning to look out for are suicide and abuse.

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