The Institute - Kayla Howarth

The Institute

By Kayla Howarth

  • Release Date: 2015-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 250 Ratings


Living in constant fear. Always looking over your shoulder. The source of your fear? The Institute.

Allira Daniels will do anything to keep her Defective brother safe from the Institute. They claim to protect Defectives, but it’s human nature to fear the unknown. Defectives are dangerous, they possess abilities that no human should be able to. To Allira and the rest of her family, the Institute seems more like a prison than the safe-haven they promote themselves to be. Protecting Shilah from that fate is their number one priority.

When Allira stumbles across a car crash involving two of her school classmates, she ignores all of her father’s warnings of laying low and not drawing attention to herself. By doing so, she may have just caught the eye of the Institute. She’s not Defective, but what seventeen-year-old girl has the ability to pull two teenage boys away from a fiery rubble and walk away without a scratch? It would definitely be seen as suspicious.

Allira and her family need to make decisions. Do they stay, or do they flee again? Will they be coming for her? Will her whole family come under investigation? Will they discover Shilah and his ability to predict the future?

Are you Defective? The Institute is coming for you.


  • Hurry with 2nd one please

    By Mbvvv chef
  • Love it!!!

    By Amalia Shakespeare
    This book is really interested I already order the second one can't wait to keep reading.
  • Great story

    By Charmgirl111
    Couldn't stop reading. Love it
  • AMAZING!!!

    By Bryce'smommy
    I absolutely loved this book. I do wish you would make it available in IBOOKS so I can finish this series! Thank you for allowing me to read such an amazing book.
  • It's ok

    By Hatcherfan50
    Not a lot of originality. I can tell it takes a lot of its plot from the Divergent/hunger games novels. Characters are bland. The main character isn't relatable in the least. Bad cliffhanger ending. Won't be reading any more of these.
  • Ending is a cliffhanger

    By Saucey Cher
    This was a good book with great characters. However, I'm tired of books that end in cliffhangers.
  • Terrific Book

    By Bible on iPad mini
    Great story. Kept me on the edge of my seat late into the night. Wonderful, unexpected ending. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read science fiction. This is a story that was better than I expected and did not disappoint.
  • Few errors but really great book wish there was a second.

    By Blahchacha
    I found a couple errors but this book was great I couldn't stop reading! I really wish there was a second one! There is supposed to be a second one but I searched and can't find it at all. I would really recommend this to anyone who liked the divergent book it kind of gave me that vibe
  • Institute

    By xxXX_cOd_sk8er_XXxx
    This book is inspiring. It really brings out the inner me. I just wanna jump in and be the character. I feel alive and free when I read this. I love the feeling I get when I read this. It makes me feel like a free spirit. A free women. Me Fabian, am a free powerful some, and I love this book.
  • Interesting Concept

    By Daffnie's
    I like this idea very much but would have wished for something to happen with Chad, very good and entertaining read