Sacrifices must be made.
On a desert planet, all citizens must cooperate to survive. The scientific organization, Pallagen, protects the colony city of Exordia--whether they want it or not.
Rebels must be broken.
Ex-Pallagen researcher Lena Ward isn’t going down without a fight. Her team of Exordia rejects is ready to pierce Pallagen’s benevolent exterior and expose the truth of their horrible agenda.
Loyalty must be programmed.
Amnesiac Alex Kleric is reclaiming her life as an Enforcement officer dedicated to Exordia and Pallagen. But the records aren’t jogging her memories. Something is wrong--and all questions point to Lena Ward and her underground rebellion.
Progress must continue.
To save Exordia. At any cost.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I took one look at this cover and knew I had to read it, I didn't expect to love it as I did, WOW! From the first page I was hooked to the story, it's FILLED with heart and character driven..my FAVORITE type of spec/sci fi book! It reminded me of the movies Divergent and The Island, but it's an even better story with incredible world building and characters that are easy to love. God is also mentioned, but He is known as the Revelator, which I thought was so clever. I loved Dani immediately, she was my favorite character in this :) I couldn't even tell if she was a cyborg of some sort or mostly human, but the way she is described, I felt like I was right there with her the whole time. I was SO UPSET when a main character dies, it took me a few pages to even realize what happened, but it was also well written and helps the plot get to the incredible conclusion. There's a major plot twist in this, like The Sixth Sense only better, and I DID NOT see it coming!! Just WOW! The ending is not a cliff-hanger but if you're as hooked as I was you'll want to read the sequel ASAP. There was no romance in this one, more of a family feel to it, and I enjoyed every bit of it. I thought for sure one or two characters would betray the main people I loved, but they surprised me in a good way. One of my fave scenes is when Lena and Dani are "hidden" from building to building as authorities search for them, so well done!! Cannot recommend this book enough, I had no idea I would love it as much as I did and it just completely blessed me. I received an ARC from the publisher. This review is voluntary, the comments and opinions are my own.