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  • Paperback
  • 194 pages
  • Transferral
  • Kate Blair
  • 08 February 2018
  • 1770864547

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  1. Tonyalee Tonyalee says:

    Immediately after seeing this book, I knew I had to get it Think about it the world where criminals are punished with diseases I mean, definitely, a book I want to get my hands on The entire concept, while intriguing, is rather dark If you think of horrible criminals, murderers, rapists etc then you think, okay, I can get on board with this but petty crimes It makes you think about the line, where it is and what happens if it s crossed Children What age should a person be legally puni Immediately after seeing this book, I knew I had to get it Think about it the world where criminals are punished with diseases I mean, definitely, a book I want to get my hands on The entire concept, while intriguing, is rather dark If you think of horrible criminals, murderers, rapists etc then you think, okay, I can get on board with this but petty crimes It makes you think about the line, where it is and what happens if it s crossed Children What age should a person be legally punished to receive a disease as punishment, and what happens in until one reaches that age What about being the child of a criminal Does that child get a fair shot What about immunity See, it s quite thought provoking and I guarantee you, this book will make you think long and hard.Even way after finishing.Talia, our main character, is one that never questioned the system, always believing there are good vs bad and that the system saves the lives of the innocent However, after a rather violent encounter in which she saves a little girl, Talia starts to unravel the truth behind the system and is forced to see things in a new light.There are a lot of things I would say about Talia, how naive and impulsive she is How selfish she could be at times even when she was in the middle of doing a selfless act But She has a tough, strong heart, and watching her morph into a fighter was one of my favorite parts of the book.While some secondary characters played aimportant role, each one held a level of significance to the story Her father, in particular I hated how quick he was to throw out Talia and her concerns, let alone feelings Galen, too There s a hint of a romance, one that slowly develops but doesn t overshadow the importance of the plot.My main issue was the ending I felt it was rushed and lacked this punch I was hoping for Considering the entire build up of the book, the ending was weak and left too many variables open Especially since his is a standalone.My personal issues aside, I rather liked Transferral I loved how unique the concept was, how much it made me think If you re looking for a quick, unique read that will stick with you long after finishing, I recommend Transferral I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


  2. Laureen (Ms. Bibliophile) Laureen (Ms. Bibliophile) says:

    I didn t mean to read this book when I did I picked it up from my desk and started reading the first page Just to gauge whether I wanted to read it on Christmas Day, you see Except that first page turned into the first chapter, which turned into the next three chapters By the time Christmas Dinner had started I d managed to read this entire book in stolen snatches of time from my hectic Christmas Day I don t regret it This was a fantastic book.The basic premise of transferral of illness to I didn t mean to read this book when I did I picked it up from my desk and started reading the first page Just to gauge whether I wanted to read it on Christmas Day, you see Except that first page turned into the first chapter, which turned into the next three chapters By the time Christmas Dinner had started I d managed to read this entire book in stolen snatches of time from my hectic Christmas Day I don t regret it This was a fantastic book.The basic premise of transferral of illness to criminals is one I had never heard of before, making it unique as well as entertaining I ve read many dystopian stories, and this one is chilling in how easily it makes sense that this would happen As a mother, I would often give anything to take on the illness of my children when they re sick Take that to an extreme level where that illness could be given to someone who had broken the law I could see something like that happening if we had the technology.Kate Blair exposes the other side of that kind of technology, the side where criminals suffer muchthan they should have, where there is no treatment for the ill because there is this idea that they deserve it It s a terrifying alternate universe I don t want to say too muchfor fear of giving away the book, but this is definitely one you should give a chance to


  3. Dylan Dylan says:

    This book had a lot of potiental and i was very intriuged by it based on the synopsis, but sadly it didn t live up to its potiental This book is only 191 pages and it was just very rushed, the writing was choppy, and i ended up not really having any emotional connection with the characters or the story because there just wasn t enough time for it to develop, for me.


  4. Jesse Nicholas Jesse Nicholas says:

    I received the e ARC version of this book in exchange for an honest review Transferral by Kate Blair is a standalone young adult science fiction novel In a world where criminals are punished with diseases from the good citizens of the city, we follow the daughter of the politician who supports these actions as she goes through a self evalutation of right and wrong This book begs the questions when are the lines blurred between good and evil Is this the route our world might take in the I received the e ARC version of this book in exchange for an honest review Transferral by Kate Blair is a standalone young adult science fiction novel In a world where criminals are punished with diseases from the good citizens of the city, we follow the daughter of the politician who supports these actions as she goes through a self evalutation of right and wrong This book begs the questions when are the lines blurred between good and evil Is this the route our world might take in the future to eradicate crime in our cities Is this just another type of segregation between the upper and lower class A very thought provoking story that everyone should get a chance to read LIKES UNIQUE CONCEPTI loved the idea this book put forth Criminals being punished with illness depending on the severity of their crimes Living in our world now where there is so much violence, murder, rape, and gangs sometimes a prison sentence just doesn t seem like enough Blair puts the idea in your head in the beginning of the book that this protocol is beneficial to a better country, but by the end of the book you re left thinking, is it really worth it A part of me wants to say yes, murder and rape should carry a heavier sentence then life in prison, but the other part of me struggles with the idea of the less fortunate citizens who have no choice but to steal and make their money illegally in order to survive I think the real problem lies in the division between the rich and the poor.THE WRITINGBlair does a fantastic job with telling her story I love books that make you question and think about the way you live your own life, and this book does that The writing was well done and well planned out The story was very cohesive and never once boring Blair was able to capture the essence of both the rich lifestyle and the poor lifestyle through her vivid descriptions and dialogues between the characters Truly thought provoking THE CHARACTERSI really liked the characters in the story especially Talia and Galen They come from two very sides of the spectrum with their own ideas of what right and wrong are I liked how they were able to come together and work hard for a common goal but still keep to their individual charms And the character growth from Talia was also very clear and to the point.DISLIKES THE ENDINGThis may be a bit of a personal issue, but I was not quite satisfied with the ending I felt it was a bit abrupt and didn t really hold strong like the rest of the book did For me, a standalone book should end with the story lines being neatly finished and that s something that I felt didn t happen We don t get to know what happened with the Transferral program after the big publicized event that occurred, we don t know what happened to Piers after his incident at the end, and we don t get to hear from Tig again after she became ill These are jsut some of the examples I wish were cleared at the end so the story could come to a close and leave me satisfied.But besides that, the book was a great read


  5. Kaitlin (Next Page Please!) Kaitlin (Next Page Please!) says:

    This review was also posted on Next Page Please I got an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review None of my opinions are altered by that.I was pretty intrigued by the synopsis about Transferral The world definitely seemed super interesting because sickness is definitely a very common thing among us and getting through a sickness is not always the prettiest thing Seeing a world with technology that helps people get rid of sickness so easily, intrigued me I wanted This review was also posted on Next Page Please I got an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review None of my opinions are altered by that.I was pretty intrigued by the synopsis about Transferral The world definitely seemed super interesting because sickness is definitely a very common thing among us and getting through a sickness is not always the prettiest thing Seeing a world with technology that helps people get rid of sickness so easily, intrigued me I wanted to learnabout what happens with Talia andabout being able to transfer sickness Transferral was a pretty good read but it did have it s flaws and I will getinto them later But, if you like short dystopian reads with an interesting world, give Transferral a read Talia Talia is a pretty good main character She is not my favorite of all the ones I have read but I definitely enjoyed reading from her She is a really brave character and I really do love how she stands up for what she believes in, even if that thing is against everything she has grown up believing The one small thing that bugged me about Talia was how not smart she was about certain situations and a lot of bad things could have been avoided if she had been smarter about her actions.Plot I enjoyed the plot for this book It wasn t bad and I had no problem reading it but I did think that the pacing was a bit rushed for me It just didn t seem realistic with the pace this whole book was in and I think Transferral would have went a little smoother if the pacing slowed down a bit I also felt the romance in this book was a little rushed as well It was one of those situations where you raised your eyebrow at how people got together when they had just met about 2 weeks ago.Writing The writing style was pretty okay but I really was not a huge fan of how choppy it was at some points It didn t affect my enjoyment but I do wish it could have been smoother and less choppy.I gave this book 3 stars because I enjoyed the characters and plot but the writing was choppy, pacing was off, and I had an issue with the main character


  6. HELEN ZHANG HELEN ZHANG says:

    I attended the Word on the Street books festival in Toronto and the author happened to be in attendance Since I could get the book 20% off as well as the author s signature, I bought the book I also really liked the summary, enjoyed reading the first page, and thought it d be good to support a first time novelist I am currently on page 35, and let me just say, this book had exceeded my expectations so far It is well written with a likeable protagonist Great pacing So much better than a lot I attended the Word on the Street books festival in Toronto and the author happened to be in attendance Since I could get the book 20% off as well as the author s signature, I bought the book I also really liked the summary, enjoyed reading the first page, and thought it d be good to support a first time novelist I am currently on page 35, and let me just say, this book had exceeded my expectations so far It is well written with a likeable protagonist Great pacing So much better than a lot of popular YA books I ve read recently I will update the review once I completely finish it, but I think I won t be disappointed.Good job Kate Hope it will sell well


  7. Valerie Sherrard Valerie Sherrard says:

    A brilliant debut novel Blair s pacing and storyline make this one you simply can t put down Will be watching forfrom this author


  8. Dominick Dominick says:

    The initial premise is intriguing in an alternate reality, illness of apparently any kind, from a cold through to things like polio, can be transferred medically form one person to another, curing the first by visiting the illness on the second This has been adopted into the criminal system as a method of punishment the severity of the illness one gets depends on the severity of one s supposed crime The catch, of course which the book really does not investigate as fully as it ought is t The initial premise is intriguing in an alternate reality, illness of apparently any kind, from a cold through to things like polio, can be transferred medically form one person to another, curing the first by visiting the illness on the second This has been adopted into the criminal system as a method of punishment the severity of the illness one gets depends on the severity of one s supposed crime The catch, of course which the book really does not investigate as fully as it ought is that transferring a disease to or from someone depends on there being someone from or to whom it can be transferred While the novel is very much about the abusiveness of this system, it never really delves into the logistical implications, focusing instead which is fair enough, I suppose on the micro level of impact The narrative is one of those irritating first person present tense ones that have become so popular in YA fiction, the speaker in this case being the daughter of a British politician poised to become Prime Minister Said politician is an advocate of the disease transfer protocol and plans to make itextensive His daughter, of course, has her eyes opened as the novel proceeds, through a series of unlikely indeed, increasingly unlikely events, becoming an activist against the transferral The climax involves a pretty contrived confrontation between father and daughter sporting a bullet wound in the arm, received from the fascist thug army on live television, which turns the tide of the election This book is short and moves quickly, perhaps too quickly really to develop its ideas, and suffers from a protagonist prone to doing dumb things which she usually bemoans doing almost immediately which lead in implausible directions, or directions I found implausible anyway In short, an unexceptional instance of the current dystopian YA fad


  9. Amanda at Brains, Books, and Brawn Amanda at Brains, Books, and Brawn says:

    I received an advanced ebook from the publisher This does not affect my opinion or my review The premise of Transferral had me from the getgo A society that transfers illness from law abiding citizens to those convicted of various crimes I M THERE I knew immediately that the social commentary to come would be incredible Just after receiving the book, I had the pleasure of getting to hear Kate speak at the Toronto Word on the Street festival about the book and I was evenhooked.Talia I received an advanced ebook from the publisher This does not affect my opinion or my review The premise of Transferral had me from the getgo A society that transfers illness from law abiding citizens to those convicted of various crimes I M THERE I knew immediately that the social commentary to come would be incredible Just after receiving the book, I had the pleasure of getting to hear Kate speak at the Toronto Word on the Street festival about the book and I was evenhooked.Talia is a character that means well She recognizes that there are injustices in the world and wants desperately to right them and be a force of good Unfortunately, she s also a little bit hasty and often misguided Her heart is in such a good place that she doesn t always think her plans to better the world all the way through and sometimes ends up making things worse for those she intends to help She is very used to simple solutions and doesn t realize that,often than not, things don t work out that easily What I love about Talia is her willingness to accept when she s been wrong and to learn the other side s of the story.As I mentioned, I was also very excited about the moral issues that were dealt with in Transferral On the surface, transferring illnesses from the common cold to something muchsevere to criminals in accordance with their convictions seems like a great idea As the story progresses, we see where things can become a little murky and how, both in the political landscape of the book and our actual world, sometimes things aren t what they seem Talia learns that not all convicted criminals are as bad and dangerous as she s been told her whole life and that things desperately need to change because, in their current state, they are hindering the advancement of people who have done nothing wrong.The story was also constructed incredibly well It flowed very smoothly and I never felt myself getting bored I also loved the descriptions given throughout I was able to build what I think was a very strong mental image of the city and how the different classes lived To be totally honest, based on what I was imagining while reading, I want this made into a movie Kate built such a captivating world because she made it so similar to the one in which we live but it s vastly different at the same time.This was a great read The synopsis promised an interesting concept and the delivery was spot on It beautifully captured the messiness of politics and social justice without being preachy or dry I was kept on my toes and entertained the whole time while reading and it definitely got me thinking which I love I wholeheartedly recommend this book and I cannot wait to see what other stories Kate has to tell


  10. Nobody (aka Jay) ~ Nothin& Nobody (aka Jay) ~ Nothin& says:

    URGGGGG WHY First off, I loved this book, it shows you so many things that are wrong with our world that we are building, it made me think about our morals and the questionably of the way we think and act, but the author should have finished with a epilogue, it is driving me crazy not to know what is happening, I found it actually believable that we could do these things, like the hunger games it was actually believable, the ending is both amazing and driving me insane, I would totally recommen URGGGGG WHY First off, I loved this book, it shows you so many things that are wrong with our world that we are building, it made me think about our morals and the questionably of the way we think and act, but the author should have finished with a epilogue, it is driving me crazy not to know what is happening, I found it actually believable that we could do these things, like the hunger games it was actually believable, the ending is both amazing and driving me insane, I would totally recommended this book I loved it, it was both believable and horrifying the thing we humans do when we are pursuing our own interests, this book made me think, but it also helped me get lost in another world, one like ours but different, only problem, THE ENDING IS KILLING ME


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Transferral[PDF / Epub] ☆ Transferral Author Kate Blair – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk London, England, present day This is the world as we know it, but with one key difference medical science has found a way to remove diseases from the sick The catch They can only transfer the diseases London, England, present day This is the world as we know it, but with one key difference medical science has found a way to remove diseases from the sick The catch They can only transfer the diseases into other living humans The government now uses the technology to cure the innocent by infecting criminalsIt is into this world that Talia Hale is born Now sixteen and the daughter of a prime ministerial candidate, she discovers that the effort to ensure that bad things happen only to bad people has turned a once thriving community into a slum, and has made life perilous for two new friendsWhen Talia s father makes an election promise to send in the police to crack down on this community, Talia can only think of how much worse things will be for her friends Will she defy her father to protect them, even if it means costing him the election Transferral , the debut from Kate Blair, is a chilling look at a world gone wrong because of its efforts to do right.


About the Author: Kate Blair

Born on a tiny island stuck to the south coast of England, Kate Blair has worked as a museum curator, a clown and at a theme park on the Jersey Shore She s made furniture for the Sydney Olympic Village and been a cook on a ship on the Great Barrier Reef She now lives in Toronto and is a young adult author, a mother of two small children, and very, very tired Her first novel Transferral, was nominated for MYRCA, Snow Willow Award and Sunburst Awards It was optioned for TV and translated into French Her second novel, Tangled Planet, is out in Canada in autumn , and in the US in spring I tend to only review books I ve loved which is why my reviews are mostly .