Defect: Part One (A Legacy Code Prequel Novella) by Autumn Kalquist

I found this to be very engaging, in fact I read it in one sitting. Bear in mind that it is a novella, so it is short, but that means that you don’t have to put aside lots of time from work or family to read it. I previously read “Legacy Code” and this novella predates that, filling in the beginnings. If you have any doubts about reading this story, rest assured that it is engaging (if you like sci-fi style tales). I am looking forward to the next part, so go ahead and read it, you really might find it very involving!

*I received a free copy in exchange for reviewing this book* – but that doesn’t mean that this review is any less valid – it just means I can’t wait for the next instalment!

4/5 Stars

Official description (from

Selene Hayes is one of the Protected, the first genetically-modified children to be born with superimmunity. In a time when world hunger has been vanquished, but drug-resistant diseases kill millions, she’s part of a lucky elite.

That is, until the truth comes out. Protecteds are Defective, and the ensuing public scandal endangers them all. Selene’s been forced to live off-grid for eight years, and so far, staying hidden has kept her safe.

But rumors of another failed experiment are spreading, of a fatal mistake that could destroy everything. And what’s been unleashed may be headed straight for Selene’s sanctuary.