Kalei hates touching. Especially if it is a hug. After all, her mother was killed by one.
Kalei was born and raised in Celan, the first city to have an Estranged problem. It was seventeen years ago when they appeared, and the citizens learned the hard truth: that it only takes a bit of skin-on-skin contact to turn their loved ones into corpses, or Estranged. No one really knows why some people turn and some people die, they just know that anyone touched is gone.
And Kalei wants them to stay gone. But, being a police officer in the city, she witnesses every day the damage done by Estranged. Black nails mark these harbingers of death. Seeking the high they get from every piece of skin they touch, the Estranged crush the lives of Celan's citizens with alarming ease.
They killed her mother for a high, and now Kalei wants to wipe them out of existence before they can seek another. But she can't. Only the Wardens are equipped to do so, and she will do anything to be inducted into their ranks.
But will they accept her now that she has turned Estranged?
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We are proud to announce that ESTRANGED by Alex Fedyr is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Set in dystopian/post apocalyptic urban surroundings, Kalei is a police officer who keeps trying to gain entrance into SWORDE - a crack team who deal with Estranged. Kalei lost her parents and sister to the Estranged, and so she wants nothing more. This all changes one evening when her home is attacked and she becomes Estranged too. Now she not only has to deal with losing her family, but becoming the very person she has sworn to kill. This is an enjoyable story that is full of action. It became a bit difficult to read half-way through, simply due to the amount of action that was taking place, plus the 'street talk' that was prevalent. It did even itself out though, and once again, became a thrilling read. With plenty of twists and turns, you don't ever see what is coming before the author wants you to. This story is all wrapped up in this book, but it has been left open for a sequel. I hope that the story does continue as I would love to carry on with Kalei's story. Definitely recommended. * Verified Purchase on Amazon * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I wasn't sure what this book was about until I started getting into it and I am glad I did! What a great twist! You're going to have to read it for yourself, I'm not giving away spoilers. Just keep in mind that this is a up and coming writer, the read may not be perfect, but I'm sure it will only get better. Now get reading!
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Officer Kalei Dristrad in the city of Celan. She's tasked with protecting the citizens from Estranged. She's already been reprimanded for her behavior regarding the infected but she feels that it's her duty as human to help them any way. Despite that Kalei has always had an unreasoning hate of the Estranged since the murder of her parents and sister Jenna eighteen years ago. She's applied for SWORDE every quarter like clockwork only to be denied. When Kalei's family is attacked and her becoming Estranged sets up a chain of events no one expected Estranged or Untouched. All Kalei wants is to find her family and make sure they're safe from harm. Kalei falls into a world she doesn't really understand yet does so any way. Will Kalei be reunited with her family? Can Kalei accept her new reality? Your answers await you in Estranged. This new to me author has created a fascinating and wholly unique universe. The story and characters are flawed and unique in a good way as well as compelling, intriguing, raw, and real. Definitely looking forward to more from this author in the future.