What if everything you knew about the world around you was a lie, and the very people you were taught to fear were your salvation, your escape?
Meet Amelia, raised in the safety of a Replenisher compound, a protectorate for the few Alliance females who can bear children. In two months, she will have to choose a mate and begin her duties, except it doesn't happen like that.
When she witnesses a Zoriner boy fall over the wall of the compound, the very wall designed to keep those like her safe from those like him, the injured boy becomes her burden and maybe, if she lets him, her escape from the life she is meant to have, and the key to unraveling of the many secrets and lies on both sides of this conflict and each other.
This is the very beginning of her journey.
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About the Author
My childhood was spent between the frozen tundra across the Atlantic, eerily close to the Arctic Circle, and the rocky shores of the Black Sea. Some of what I write might reflect the dusky grayness of the white nights when I read incessantly, hungrily, for lack of light to do much else and far too much light to sleep through.
Other than that - I believe words, as other forms of expression, can change the world in small ways, one mind at a time. I hope some of mine do that for somebody.
For new releases in the series and occasional freebies, visit my website at innhardison.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Easy, interesting story
Set in a dystopian future where controlling over population that had led to extreme starvation and death of babies and young children, science provided a vaccination to prevent unplanned pregnancy. A few generations later they realized that it caused a genetic defect where most of humanity could no longer reproduce. The Alliance now tests children and kidnaps those girls who can reproduce erasing their memories and implanting what the girls need to know as the wives and mothers limiting all other knowledge. They enslave others to care for these children. The story set in this future is about a young man, Riley; Ella, his sister, the only member of his family the Alliance has let live; Drake, a neighbor forced to be a guard at the Alliance compound; and two future wives/mothers who choose to escape. it is not action-packed or a fast-paced tale. Instead it is their story of their journey together discovering themselves, each other, and what the Alliance has done. Told from different points of view, we are privy to not only what they see, learn, and experience but to their thoughts, fears, hopes, and worries. it is important to read the chapter headings and dates so that you know which character and date you are inhabiting, which some reviewers found onerous. I found it interesting to see how characters interpreted experiences and each others' actions. The author did this in a manner that did not read as repetitive. While there is a love story between two sets of characters, it was not mushy or over physical, which was a relief. Thankfully this young adult novel did not include vampires, zombies, or a game theme, all of which I find tiresome. This story is about characters and ideas set within a P/A world. The author has provided a thoughtful novel presented in a creative manner told in multiple voices.
"Escape (Alliance) (Volume 1)" by Inna Hardison is my first read from this author and I really liked it. If you are into Science Fiction/Fantasy novels you'll love this book. The author creates a mystical world where the walls of one world are kept separate from another. There are people in the same world where you find that something is just not quite what it seems. I'm being very vague because I don't want to give too much away. It was a quick read for me, and I didn't want to put it down because it enthralled me to find out what was going to happen next.