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What would you sacrifice to save the ones you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwiWhat would you sacrifice to save the ones you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen year old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother's life.This year's draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It's here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth's last line of defense against utter destruction....

Title : The Modified
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ISBN : 15986049
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Number of Pages : 289 Pages
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The Modified Reviews

  • Tess
    2019-03-19 12:06

    I love, love, love C.A. Kunz and everything that is them so when I heard about The Modified I was SUPER excited because it just sounded like my kind of book. The Modified exceeded any kind of expectations I had for it! I really, really, truly loved it! Even though the romance was a part of why I liked it (because it always is), The Modified had so much more to offer. My favorite thing was the world development. The way this dystopian world was described I was able to completely submerge myself in it. I love books that I can completely get lost in and this was definitely one of them. I also thought the unfolding of information and mystery was done perfectly. It kept my attention the whole time and I was never able to completely anticipate what was around the corner! Landon....must I say more than his name? It alone is swoon worthy. :D Okay just kidding I will tell you why you should swoon at the mention of his name. Well first of all he is one of the sweetest book boyfriends I've ever had. He is just perfect for Kenley. They find each other in such tragedy where happiness shouldn't be a possibility, but now they have the happiness because they have someone to lean on. Now for some quotes from the book so you can swoon a little too."my gaze fixes on a single guy. My heart skips a beat. He’s unlike any guy I’ve ever seen. I mean, there have been guys I’ve had crushes on back home, but there’s something so different about him. His sun-kissed skin and beautiful chestnut brown hair takes my breath away. I never thought I’d feel this way, especially not while in my current situation." (page 42) "Our eyes meet and he mouths good morning. I mouth it back to him and smile shyly. Could he get any cuter? I mean, seriously. He has to have some major flaw, I tell myself." (page 91) Okay so we now that you have gotten a taste of Landon, I thought I would talk a little bit about the supporting characters that I absolutely love. I know I've said this before, but one of my favorite things about C.A. Kunz's writing in general is the complexity of the supporting characters. I always fall in love with them almost as much as I do the main characters. Joey, Sam, and Gailieo were my favorites in this book. Joey has been with Kenley all her life and he is basically family. Their relationship is very meaningful and I loved watching their support for each other as they became soldiers. Sam is that sassy girl that everyone can't help to fall in love with. She says what's on her mind and most of the time it's freakin' hilarious. And Galileo...well he isn't exactly human but he grows as a character so much and is Kenley's support when she is alone. Here are some quotes to give you a little taste of Joey and Sam.“Just so you know, if we die...I’m going to be really pissed at you,” Joey whispers. (page 15) “Uh-oh, boy trouble three o’clock,” Sam whispers at me jokingly from across the table. “Shut up,” I reply playfully. “It’s not like that.” She laughs. “Okay, Grayson. Whatever you say.” (page 71) ~SamIf you're ready to get completely lost in a world that you'll fall in love with, The Modified is for you. Any dystopian, sci-fi, romance lover should read The Modified because I'm sure it will rock your socks off like it did mine!

  • Inga
    2019-03-21 04:46

    My review:When CA Kunz first published The Childe series, I was surprised and The Modified is a brilliant start for the new The Biotics series! The Modified is well-written, the dystopian settings are uniquely combined with science fiction and romance. The Modified is a page-turner and it captures your attention from the very first page.Plot:Meet Kenley, a seventeen years old elite soldier joining the Magnus Academy and preparing for the fight with the Bringers. The Bringers is unknown alien race which has been trying to take over Earth. At the Magnus Academy Kenley meets Landon who is the son of a legendary hero. When Kenley and Landon are seeing each other, sparks are flying! Their relationship is challenged by the surrounding circumstances. Kenley knows how important her training is for her and so does Landon. But neither of them can hide their feelings for each other.I think the world CA Kunz created was unique. I truly enjoyed the dystopian world and especially that the world was threatened by the alien race. I am not usually very big fan of science fiction, but it was fascinating. The training facility and the idea of modification of people was engrossing. Characters: The authors did again a wonderful work with characters. Both the main characters and the supportive characters were strong, interesting and with lot of different stories to tell. They were colorful and vivid. The dialogue had an important role to play and it was sparkling! The dialogues between the characters was flowing naturally, it was fun to read and very entertaining.Kenley and Landon and their growing relationship was my favorite part of the story. Kenley was fun to read, she was strong, stubborn and a real kick-butt heroine. Landon was adorable! You can't help but like him. He is one of the most adorable young adult male protagonists what I have read so far. He is a guy who would be very easy to fall for.Generally:If you want to read a new series which will spell you and keep you hostage and not letting you go, this is a book for you!

  • Jackie -Sated Faery
    2019-03-13 07:46

    That was amazing!!! The perfect combination of dystopian and sci-fi, with a smoldering romance thrown in. I was intrigued from the very beginning! These young people being forced to fight as soldiers in a war to save the planet, but then they are Modified; turned into super-soldiers with fascinating new powers! I loved the training they went through and the relationships they built along the way! Kenley is so brave and wonderful; she is able to use her anger at the enemy to make her a better soldier. And Landon is absolutely swoon-worthy from the very moment he comes into the story, but he's also a bad-ass fighter when he needs to be! Once again C.A. Kunz has me completely hooked! I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series!

  • Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
    2019-03-09 07:43

    This was such an enjoyable book! The Modified was a very fast paced read that mixed a lot of great elements like the Dystopian/Science Fiction story line, great and very diverse characters, and a lot of action!When we first meet Kenley, she has just been drafted into the Allied Federation. Kenley, along with her best friend Joey, get put into a special program with select others from around the world that will all be modified to help give them special powers. It is the hopes of the Allied Federation that these modified teens will be the key to defeating The Bringers, an alien kind that is in a war with earth.Kenley was a fantastic main character! I loved how Kenley was so incredibly sweet. Even though life has not been easy on her and it seems to get harder and harder as the book goes on, she keeps that incredible goodness to her. She is always looking out for the people she cares about and I find that an incredible quality for characters to have. On top of her kindness, Kenley is also so very brave. The very first chance she has to fight against The Bringers, the very beings that took her brother away from her, she jumps on it no questions asked. She just takes every situation that’s thrown at her and she fights through it like a true soldier.The friends that Kenley makes throughout the book are all equally awesome in their own right. Joey is a true best friend for Kenley. She says a few times throughout the book that he is her rock and that couldn’t be truer. He is always there for giving her advice, strength, or encouragement whenever she needs it most. Galileo was another friend that stood out to me! He may be a robot but I am fully convinced that he developed a strong sense of friendship towards Kenley. His confusion over human terms and his robot talk added quite a bit of entertainment and humor to the story.And then there was Landon. Landon is the love interest in this story and my, he was so sweet! He seemed like the male version of Kenley. Perhaps a bit more confident and obviously less of a girl but his good-naturedness and determination to keep Kenley and his friends safe was definitely very similar to our main character. Even though I loved Kenley and I loved Landon, there was definitely something I found to be a bit off about their relationship. I can’t say it was insta-love because really, their relationship seemed to move a nice pace but I don’t know…it was just different. Regardless, I thought the two of them together were pretty cute.Now on to the plot and the action! I loved the whole idea behind this story! Like I said earlier, it was a great mix between Dystopian with the whole world being in a war, a draft requiring all teens to fight for earth’s freedom, etc. but there was also that super cool scientific aspect to it with the space travel and DNA modification. The idea was truly unique and I thought it was executed really well.The action in this book definitely kept me on my toes! I loved discovering the powers of the characters while they were learning them too! Seeing them develop these powers and push their physical and mental boundaries to the very limit was so neat. Every time the characters were forced to use their powers I got incredibly excited to see just what they could do. Also C.A. Kunz adds so much suspense/mystery/action to the last 80 (e-book) pages and holy wow! I didn’t see half of that coming and it made me so excited for the next book in this series.C.A. Kunz has created another story I am so excited to continue reading! I loved seeing a sweet, brave girl fight her way through so many difficulties and proving she can really kick butt throughout it all. The mix of great characters, an incredibly unique and well executed storyline, and the multiple aspects that will keep you reading and waiting for the next book, is exactly what makes The Modified a great read!

  • Katrina
    2019-03-02 04:59

    Another great addition to add to your Ya bookshelf. Adam and Carol have done a wonderful job of creating this world of The Modified. Its different - unique, captivating and certainly will have you reading till the end , to find out all about The Modified . Its a perfect blend of Dystopian and Science fiction with a little romance for the all the romantics at heart. Lots of action and even a few witty comments thrown in to give the reader a laugh or two. The Modified are young people who are turned into soldiers with super powers. They undergo Modification to enhance there bodies to fight the Bringers and help save there world. With the array of powers that they possess the group of young soldiers are trained to use there new found powers to protect the people and the earth from the take over of this alien race. The Biotics Trilogy is cleverly woven and scribed, and an intriguing Ya Dystopian . That will not only have you hooked till the very end but also marvelled at how once again this trio has created a class of there very own ! It has a smooth flowing storyline, that keeps the reader entranced within the story to see where is headed . I really enjoyed the characters that C A Kunz has created - the close nit friendships that grew between the newly Modified and also the unique storyline that was put forth. All the characters certainly had there own personalities so more prominent then others, and you will even have moments where you thinking NOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!! We have a little romance for all those who life a little flutter in there reads. This was certainly sweet and makes you kinda gooey while reading lol. The story has a good blend of romance, action, heartache and intrigue and I personally sat back after reading this book and came to a few conclusions of my own as to what will happen lol.It is always such a treasure to read the works from the mother and son duo and I eagerly await more of this series .

  • Danielle Young
    2019-02-28 09:07

    I was truly excited to read this book. I am a huge fan of the Childe Series by C.A. Kunz and love their talent for storytelling, so of course I had to give this book a try. Earth is at war. And so a worldwide draft has been issued. Having lost her brother 2 years earlier to the same war Kenley vows to do anything to avenge her brothers death. Even if it means biological mutation. In order to learn to harness her powers Kenley will travel to the Magnus Academy where she meets Landon Shaw and her world is forever changed. As you follow Kenley's tale you get to be with her every step of the way. From the modification process, to her training, all the way to her division assignment. As she learns what it means to Modified and a soldier for the Allied Federation. Kenley is determined to prove that she deserves to be among the elite and that she can handle any situation thrown her way. With her friends at her side she discovers a shocking truth that alters her world forever. Though this book has a few editing errors, the story of Kenley and her friends keeps you engrossed to the end and leaves you asking what will happen next? I loved the story and I loved the action, but I really wish I could have seen more of Kenley's training in each of the division's. I found the moments where the recruits actually got to use their powers my absolute favorites and wish that there were more of them. But every story has to start somewhere. I am sure that more action will come in the sequel, especially after the way it ended. Which I just loved! This book is full of completely magical moments, so go out and read the book!

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2019-03-05 05:03

    HOLY MODIFIED!Where to start with this review. OMG This mother and son duo has done it again. I can't even fully explain what happened in this book without thinking back to what I just read. The Modified is something straight off of SYFY and I am so glad I was able to read it.What would you do for your loved ones? That is the big question Kenley has to answer. The world as she knows it is going to change because when the young adults turn seventeen they have a choice to make. They can either join the establishment and help her people out and then some of them are offered a special place where they can be modified and gain powers to save their world. What is Kenley to do? She fears the establishment because she lost her older brother and fears for her life but she wants to do what is right for her loved ones. So she decides to be modified.Once she is modified she begins training at the academy to learn how to harness her powers and save Earth. Only she did not bank on going to the academy and falling in love. When she meets Landon her life changes. She tries to fight it but love wants what it wants and she wants Landon. What will she do with her new found feelings? Will Landon feel the same way? Will Kenley be able to learn how to harness her powers? Come along for the greatest ride of a lifetime! I love this mother and son duo. Please keep giving me more EPIC reads!

  • Mary
    2019-03-02 10:46

    I won this book from the fantastic author, Tiffany King. If you don't know her work, then you need to go to her Amazon page RIGHT NOW! Anyway, she had read this book and did a giveaway. I was very lucky to win the eBook. I was unable to start it right away because I had other commitments; however, I am so glad that I did read it!!Best Part of Book: I am not sure where to begin on this section. I loved Kenley and Landon so much. Joey was an awesome best friend and I even loved Galileo (he was a AI computer). This is a sci-fi type book but it is not too much sci-fi. You know that there is advancements in the technology but it isn't overwhelming. Kenley is an amazing character who struggles (at times) with her new powers. I loved the way CA Kunz writes Kenley because you can tell that she is struggling but wants to make others proud. I love Joey. He is funny and a wonderful friend to Kenley. Landon *swoon-alert* truly cares about Kenley and will do all that he can (without moving too fast) to be there for her.Not So Great About Book: THE ENDING KILLED ME! I cried and there is a cliffhanger! UGH!! I am not sure when the next book comes out but TRUST ME I am going to be reading it!! CA Kunz does a great job of leaving the reader wanting MORE!!

  • Angelly
    2019-02-20 09:07

    *Sentí que estaba leyendo un mal fanfiction.*Los protagonistas se enamoraron a los dos segundos de conocerse.*Landon pasa de ser un tipo con aires de superioridad, a ser tímido, a ser sexy y atrevido. *El mejor amigo que ha sido el apoyo incondicional de la protagonista, es inmediatamente olvidado luego de que se conoce al chico misterioso con hermosos ojos.*Una organización miliar que esta formando a toda esta gente para ganar una guerra, gasta dinero para que los niños tengan un baile. *Y claro, por qué no, matan al mejor amigo. Dios no quiera que la protagonista quede sola.

  • Jonathan Galloway
    2019-02-28 05:00

    it had all the right ideas and bits to be compelling... the execution was just not that great and it felt a bit deflated. although different it is in a similar vein as The Hunger Games but did not quit do it for me.

  • JenRider
    2019-03-16 09:01

    That was a little fifferent but also very good...I loved how everything paranormal had an explanation :PI really liked them both as a couple..I loved the whole story..Every passage of this book...And I await with a lot of questions for the second one..

  • M.R. Polish
    2019-03-18 11:45

    Eeeep! very interesting and full of intensity. Unique and fun...

  • Leslie
    2019-03-19 12:43

    What a great book! Can't wait for more.

  • Kristyna
    2019-02-22 07:37

    The Modified by C.A. Kunz is another book on my #UtopYA2014 reading list.The Modified had everything to be a great dystopian novel, but it just didn't hit the mark for me. I felt like there were a few key things missing that would have really put this book on the map.First, this book was written by a Mother-Son team, which is so unique and I have to give mad props for that kind of passion and coordination. However, that may be the reason this story felt a little disjointed.I loved the premise for this novel. The idea of a war with an alien race and recruiting the best of the best to train for battle was compelling. I really enjoyed the different kind of powers they were given, which made for an action-packed story. The world building around the characters was spot on. It's when you get to the relationships between the characters that it fell short.Kenley is a strong, female heroine. The way she missed her brother who was killed in battle was a believable and heartbreaking characteristic. However, her relationship with Joey, the guy best friend, and her love interest, Landon, who were both alive, seemed too forced. For example, Joey only seemed to be in the picture if he was needed for the scene. Nothing is really done to grow his character, the reader is just informed as the story goes on. With Landon, there was no chemistry between Kenley and Landon. Their stolen kisses seemed awkwardly placed and lacked description to capture the emotion of the moment. I feel like if these relationships were better cultivated it would add a whole other dimension to the story.I did enjoy the story itself, but I felt like an outsider looking in, not as part of the story or characters. The story had chronological momentum that had edges that needed to be smoothed to prevent the "and then..and then" type of story telling, where it always jumps to the next set of actions without stopping to check in with the feelings or status of the characters.The Modified is the first book in a series. I'm not sure if I'll read the next book, but we'll see.STARS: 3 out of 5Read more reviews at Note To Selph Book Reviews.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-12 04:42

    I really wanted to like this book. I felt that a girl who wanted to join the army to end a war against aliens where her brother was killed would prove to be exciting and interesting. The idea of fusing her DNA with the aliens DNA to cate a super soldier and her actually having the ability to end the war would be thrilling. But there wasn't any of that. The main focus was on hr relationship with Landon and her training. I could handle that, but the way that it was done was frustrating. The fact that the DNA combination was questionable, with being now alike to the things that are destroying hr planet, was barely questioned. The fact that she was concerned that this was the wrong time to fall in love, but never actually stopping herself from following through with seeing the boy at every opportunity. I think the most difficult part was the War itself. it seemed like no one knew what was going on, but then there were these "coincidences" like the one with Landon's dad moving his family. However, none of the cadets focused in on the fact that they were supposed to be training for war and that they should be following the progress of the war. it was like they were at summe camp or school. also, the ending where the academy is suddenly taken ovr, but with no explaination of why it's happening. It was just confusing and scattered. It makes me want to read the next book to clear up the confusion and why this "good" guy went rogue, but not if I have to pay for it.

  • Sherry Fundin
    2019-02-21 10:52

    Earth is in a war with aliens – the Bringers – and they are losing. To change that, the Magnus Project was created. Kenley and Joey were chosen. Kenley’s father explained it to them this way, “Super soldiers. Basically, you’ll receive a series of implants that I’ve developed which will modify your biological composition leaving you with enhanced abilities. You’ll be changed forever.” Can you imagine your own father asking you to do such a thing? A small band of Magnus Academy trainees will help Kenley lead the fight. She will also have her faithful companion, an android named Galileo, that will stop at nothing to protect her. I feel there is something very special about him and am curious to find out if I am right. Kenley has an attraction to the war hero, Landon Shaw, but feels now is not the time to be starting a romance.I enjoyed The Modified. It lays the groundwork for the trilogy and I feel it will really take off in Book II. I am looking forward to traveling the galaxy with Kenley’s band of soldiers as they strive to save Earth from those determined to destroy it.I won this signed paperback in a giveaway by C A Kunz.

  • Chrissi Jackson
    2019-03-08 04:55

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Carol and Adam Kunz at the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City in early May. When the huge box of books that I received at the convention arrived at my house, I knew the first one I wanted to pick up was The Modified, in part because I wanted to read my friends' book, but even more so because I was intrigued by the dystopian storyline. Suffice it to say, I was not disappointed! The Modified does a great job of weaving a plausible-enough-to-be-freaky dystopian world with a sweet YA romance. Kenley is a strong female protagonist and Landon is the perfect boyfriend for her. The relationship that intrigues me most, however, is that between Kenley and Galileo, her artificial intelligence friend. I can't wait to see how his character develops in the rest of the series. I have a few ideas of where it may go...I just wonder if I'm on the right track. I'm also very curious about Caleb. I think there's more to him than meets the shockingly blue eye...

  • Ali
    2019-02-23 11:07

    So I am actually really surprised to see all the positive reviews on here... Honestly, I found this book to be quite terrible. Now to be fair I am only about 60% done but I am having a really hard time getting through it. I am finding that even though the idea sounded great, the story itself is just not going anywhere. The main character, Kenley (whose name I actually had to go check on because she's that forgetable)has been in no way interesting. For a girl who has been through so much and is entering a war she seems very very immature. Maybe this book was just meant for a younger age group but the immaturity of the characters and other aspects of the story has been a real turn off for me. I loved the idea of earth being at war with aliens but really this just fell flat for me. I am going to try and give it a fair shot and finish it but it's not looking good... Wish this could have been better, I was so excited to read it.

  • MJ
    2019-02-27 07:00

    I thought the pace of this book was going to be a little different. We spent over 60% in cutesy space camp. There's a draft and Kenley is picked for a special assignment with other 17 year olds, to fight against the Bringers (of Death). They all get modified and go through brief training in 3 categories: Fortification, Strike and Tactical. Along the way Kenley meets up with Landon, they have a flat falling love interest. Evidently this book was written by a Mom/Son team. While bits of the future were imaginative, the evil military empire was trite and it didn't feel very original. Every time there was supposed to be foreshadowing of a villain, some comment would be made about them so that the reader was left with little to figure out.

  • Lisah
    2019-03-15 08:51

    I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. The technological advances mentioned in the book are amazing! Makes me want to have a Galileo of my very own. I loved the story and how the friends came together. Without giving anything away, the story is great, the friendships and relationships are great. There's action, love, betrayal. Amazing!

  • Cyborgs_are_cool
    2019-02-18 09:45

    Young adult love story, post-apocalyptic setting, 90% Fantasy, almost no Science. The new capabilities are just magic, no explanation whatsoever. Everybody tells about a sacrifice, but there's not really one to be seen. Okay to read, and I might even buy the sequel, but I'm not inclined to give more than three stars.

  • Leslie
    2019-02-22 06:55

    I loved this book! Very well written. I could not stop once I started it. Its a book written for the YA audience and I have not been in that group for a very long time, but it held my attention for the whole thing. sorely disappointed that it just came out in October because that means I'm going to wait a bit for #2 in the series.

  • Mike
    2019-03-14 04:46

    It was free and I got what I paid for. Not well written and very weak plot and character development. In fact, virtually no plot at all. Even in a multivolume series, each volume should be a full story with a full plot that closes at a decent conclusion. This does none of that, and the worst was that it ends in the middle of nowhere. Avoid this book.

  • LaDawn
    2019-03-06 11:00

    I've been getting lots of e-books free. At first, I read them all the way through, no matter how bad they were. I've since decided that even if the book is okay, if I'd rather watch Netflix than read, then I shouldn't force myself to finish it. This is the way I was with this story. I just couldn't get into it.

  • Angela
    2019-03-09 09:37

    This book hooked me in!! It was in the back of Heather Hildenbrand's book Imitation. I read the first chapter and immediately downloaded it. I am 40% through (after downloading it last night) and cannot wait to see what happens!

  • Amy Ware
    2019-02-18 10:56

    Actual rating 3.5

  • Tracy
    2019-02-23 08:48

    I loved the characters. I was drawn into the book and could not put it down.

  • Kristi Davis
    2019-03-20 08:44

    It was good. I really liked the world building. I didn't feel so invested to buy the next one though. I might, I'm not sure.