It's 100 years since the Genetic Integrity Act was passed and America's borders were closed to prevent genetic contamination. Only the enemy, dysgenic Deviants, remain beyond the heavily guarded border. The Department of Evolution carefully guides the creation of each generation and deviations... show more
It's 100 years since the Genetic Integrity Act was passed and America's borders were closed to prevent genetic contamination. Only the enemy, dysgenic Deviants, remain beyond the heavily guarded border. The Department of Evolution carefully guides the creation of each generation and deviations from the divine plan are not permitted. When 16-year-old Jess begins to show signs of deviance she enlists in the Special Forces, with her best friend Jay, in a desperate bid to evade detection by the Devotees. Jess is good with data, not so good with a knife. When the handsome and mysterious Sergeant Matt Anderson selects her for his Black Ops squad, Jess is determined to figure out why. As her deviance continues to change her, Jess is forced to decide who to trust with her deadly secret, because if the enemy doesn't kill her first, the army will. In the maelstrom of first kisses and first kills, treason, betrayal, and heartbreak, Jess must discover what's actually out there, in the Deviant wasteland over the border, if she has any hope of making it to her 17th birthday. "...a magnificently imagined world and intriguing characters. Rix engagingly plays out Jess and Matt's relationship with subtle touches, longing looks and playful banter. She also effectively challenges her young readers to face difficult questions--what does "Human" mean, and who should decide?--while ably setting the stage for an upcoming sequel. A complex, intriguing YA sci-fi adventure." --Kirkus Reviews
Publish date: September 13th 2013
Publisher: Dime Store Books
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
Series: The Laws of Motion (#1)
I won this book in a giveaway on the Apocalypse Whenever group and the author was kind enough to send the book to Pakistan. What I liked:the characters- they were all fun to read aboutJess and her sense of humour made me chuckle a lotthe story kept me interested right up to the end, when it didn'tWh...
ARC provided by Dime Store Books through Netgalley A hundred years ago a half-mile chunk of ice fell from the sky into the Arabian Sea. The devastation that followed plunged the world into chaos, and caused the US to close their borders - seeing this cataclysm as an act of God - God's F...
I didn’t dislike this book, but I didn’t love it either. It’s a good read and I finished it quite fast, but one of those where I don’t really know what to say about it now because there was nothing I found awesome, but at the same time there was nothing specific that I didn’t like. There were some p...
More Reviews:**I received this as an eARC through Netgalley from Dime Store Books in exchange for an honest review. In no way does that effect the thoughts and opinions voiced here. I did not receive compensation in any way to write this review.** REVIEW Well we have another one folks! This book ...
There's been a few weeks since I read a book that really gripped me. A book that had me forgoing sleep because WHAT HAPPENS NEXT CHAPTER? I really needed to read this one, I feel like I've got my reading mojo back. (Hopefully it will last.) This was funny and cute, and sweet... and gruesome and br...