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Melanie Bokstad Horev

Author of 'The Female Breeders' and other books.

Writer of books - lover of sports, space, and science.


Melanie has consistently been enthusiastic about great stories, but she never got around to writing them down. She finally found time and is currently writing books in her favorite genre of (dystopian) sci-fi.

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On their eighteenth birthday, every young person in the Republic of Novatech goes through The Binding.

It's a day when their consciousness is irrevocably tethered to The Architect, the all-powerful AI governing their society. For Alex, this day marks the beginning of a new life, one where her every move is watched and controlled for the greater good. This binding, in turn, empowers her to actively contribute to the welfare of society.

But when she stumbles upon a hidden message from her late Uncle, Doctor Timothy Trent, a world of secrets unfolds.

With her friends Maya and Kai, she embarks on a journey for truth. As they unravel the Architect's dark secrets, they stand on the brink of rebellion against a society built on lies. Will they survive the labyrinth of lies, or become pawns in the Architect's game?

Who can Alex really trust?

The Architect
A Young Adult Dystopian novel


She’s the last hope for a world devoid of humanity.

In a post-apocalyptic world of scorching days and freezing nights, Nour navigates a dangerous desert. Accompanied by her younger brother, they face threats from two opposing forces: the Day Blazers, ruthless beings evolved for sunlight, and the Night Dwellers, creatures adapted to darkness.

Nour is a Duet, capable of surviving both day and night, a rarity in this unforgiving landscape. Scarred by the loss of her family, she’s learned to protect her brother with her life. As twilight extends its grasp, her worry deepens, and every step is a desperate bid to ensure her brother's survival.

With the death of her old mentor, the only person she has a connection to, Nour faces the beginning of a series of killing sprees.

When twilight stretches, claiming more Duet lives, their enemies seem to mysteriously multiply.
Will Nour and her brother survive until nightfall? Can Nour save what little humanity is left in the world, or will she succumb to the harsh desert of Aridex?

“Wow, one of the best dystopian/post-apocalyptic books I’ve ever read." - Goodreads reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Twilight Divide

The Female Breeders
a Dystopian Novel

In a near-future all-female controlled world, the brilliant blunt scientist Neen Salvek uncovers an unsettling truth about the usage of males as breeding stock, leading her on a path of discovery toward the true agenda of the self-proclaimed leader of the propaganda-driven society.


"(...)The author outdid herself with this novel which is both entertaining and thought-provoking." Readers' Favorite ★★★★★
If you liked The Power by N. Alderman and The Handmaid's Tale by M. Atwood, you won't be disappointed.



In a near-future, where the last surviving humans live in a colony hundreds of feet below the ocean’s surface, the mysterious death of the colony president unleashes an unforeseen chain of events for her grandson Ryler, that leads to a cataclysmic disaster for the colony inhabitants.


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About Melanie B. Horev

Melanie has a doctorate in molecular cell biology. She has an unpreceded passion for storytelling, reading, space, travel, and sports. Besides being a fierce scientist she loves immersing herself in a good plot with some tea and chocolate.

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