Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review: Founder by L.M Long - Blog Tour

Title: Founder
Series: Patron Identity Series #1
Author: L. M Long | Website
Available: Now
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fiction
Source: Author

Description from Goodreads:

They've been waiting for decades. 
Hidden deep in the Amazon. 
Financed by thousands. 
A colony called Founder. 
And one girl is about to unravel it all. 

My thoughts:

Founder takes us into a world where a colony of people is hidden deep in the Amazon. They are divided into two sects. The Untouchable and the Pure. They live with the beliefs that carrying a genetic code equaling blond hair, blue eyes, and light skin makes you worth more. Those born without the desired traits are cast off and labeled Untouchable. Isolated from the outside world with the exception of care packages from their “Patron”. They believe they are being trained for a war to help protect the Aryan race.

Founder’s POV alternates between an Untouchable named Marta and an American woman named Lara. Lara has discovered her family has a link to this mysterious community in Brazil after her estranged aunt passes away. She decides to attempt to visit the area with the help of her mom and husband. This is a story full of an equal measure of both hope and tragedy. I enjoyed Marta and Lara’s takes on life both inside and outside the colony. You must read about how the author came up with the idea for this book. It makes the entire premise all the more disturbing.

The plot of Founder is fast paced and packed with twists and turns. Just when you think the characters have toppled all obstacles another presents itself. The cast of secondary characters is also a great addition to the novel. I enjoyed the amount of development that went into everyone we meet in the book. The ending was executed wonderfully and sets us up for the next book in this series. 

I feel Founder can easily appeal to both teen and adult readers. It does contain violence and some scenes that are disturbing. The story is a true fight for survival at times. I’m so impressed by this fascinating tale L. M Long has created. I look forward to seeing where she takes us next.

My Rating:

Founder came in this super cool package with all kinds of Brazilian goodies. I have to share a couple pictures.

This is sideways, but you get the idea :)

Nosy kitty trying to steal the feathers :)

Thanks L. M!!!


  1. Wow! This sounds like an incredible read! Well, you've sold me, I just purchased this from Barnes and Noble for my Nook. Did you know its only $1.49?!?! I can't wait to read it. Wonderful review!

  2. hahaha!! i think your cat likes the goodies :)

  3. Great review and too cool that your kitty is examining your treats. My dogs do that too :)