Book Review: Creator Class by K.M. Breakey

Decades have elapsed since The Creators inflicted their vision on the planet. The population menace is tamed, resources are plentiful, and climate concerns abate. A sustainable world order has been achieved.

But the rigid restrictions of P-Class torment Shawn Lowe. Movements are tracked, conversations scrutinized, conformity enforced. It’s wrong. The Laws of Earthism are wrong. When a treasonous outburst cements Shawn’s fate, an unexpected communication from Creator Class sparks changes he could never have imagined.

A new life. A new family. Boundless opportunity. Destiny, it seems, has been rewritten. But an evil nemesis emerges, and a lust for vengeance points Shawn down a treacherous path.
Creator Class is the first book in The Creator Class Series.

Release Date: October 15, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from author

Creator Class was a unique, well-executed story.  I loved Breakey's vision of Earth's future, as the world he created was eerily believable and easily imagined.  

I'm not usually a huge fan of having a male for the main character (especially when he does not fall in love in the course of the story) but I liked Shawn a lot.  He was different from his peers; not content to live a pre-determined life of school, marriage and career, but instead questioned why things were the way they were.  He had a lot of smarts and gumption, which I admired.  

One day, Shawn is abruptly brought from his home in P-Class up to Creator Class.  He had no idea Creator Class even exsisted until he's brought to live there.  His wildest dreams come true upon his arrival in Creator Class: he can do anything, be anything he wants.  But, again, Shawn is not content to just sit back and relax.  He starts to question the differences between the two classes.  The dispartiy between the lives of those in the lower-class P-class and the elite upper crust, C-class, is huge.  Imagine how our movie stars live versus how the middle class lives.  Houses, cars, servants, schools, food, everything is better in C-class.

Shawn has an ulterior motive once he's moved to C-class.  He plots revenge against a man who's responsible for hurting his family (this is a mild understatement but I don't want to give any plot points away).  Shawn tracks his enemy, and his plans against him consume his thoughts and time.  In the midst of all of this, Shawn himself becomes a target.  I liked the way this part of the story was handled.  It was very cleverly done and the way Breakey resolved the conflict was a surprise.  

My favorite part of Creator Class was finding out the answers to the questions I'd had for the entire book.  Shawn finally gets his questions answered (and the reader does too, vicariously) during the very last chapter.  To finally get those answers was very satisfying!  Plus, it left me wanting to read the next book in the series.

I would recommend Creator Class to fans of dystopia.  I will definitely be reading the next book in the series!

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