Regina Shen: Resilience

Regina Shen: Resilience

by Lance Erlick

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“If you like post-apocalyptic novels about survival, this is definitely the book for you.” – Tori Schultz, Litpick

“Compelling, vivid, realistic, and with far more psychological depth than the usual young adult dystopian read.” – D Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Kind of like Hunger Games combined with Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a little sci fi thrown in. Great characters with strong personalities … enough danger to get your blood pumping.” – Jessica Buike


A gray patrol boat crosses Regina Shen’s path. They’re coming for her.

As an outcast, Regina is forced to fend for herself and her younger sister in a world that bans books. An approaching storm could be the least of her problems.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner. Regina Shen: Resilience is the first book in a science fiction thriller series with an ordinary yet strong young woman facing extraordinary hurdles with tenacity.

The World Federation condemns Regina, her mom, and sister to live on the seaward side of barrier walls. Those walls were built to hold back rising seas caused by abrupt climate change and as a place to dump outcasts. Regina survives by her wits on swampy islands and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books, which she commits to memory.

Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule the Federation using a rigid caste system and the notorious Department of Antiquities. They’ve kept peace and order by destroying all evidence from before the Great Collapse. Now world fertility is plunging. Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco pursues Regina for unique DNA that could prevent human extinction and boost the inspector’s power. It's too bad Regina doesn't trust her enough to barter fairly, let alone with her life.

A hurricane threatens to destroy Regina’s world, tearing her from family and home. With Demarco and bounty hunters in hot pursuit, Regina risks her life to try to rescue her sister. Faced with dying in the storm or from starvation, she is tempted to surrender to Demarco’s offer of refuge and food. However, that means becoming a slave or worse, a guinea pig in a Federation lab. Then no one will stand up for her sister.

Can Regina survive the hurricane, stop Demarco, and help her sister?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152866261
Publisher: Lance Erlick
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Series: Regina Shen , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 397 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Lance Erlick writes science fiction thrillers for adult and young adult readers. In 2018, he launched his Android Chronicles series with Reborn and continued it with Unbound and Emergent. This series follows the challenges of Synthia Cross, wrestling with the download of a human mind and emergent behavior while confronted by humans who seek to control her. Xenogeneic: First Contact is about alien pilgrims who lost their civil war and come to our solar system. They kidnap aerospace engineer Elena Pyetrov to prevent her from discovering them. As their prisoner, she’s the only one who can uncover their plot and stop them from decimating Earth. The Regina Shen series takes place after abrupt climate change leads to collapse and a new World Federation. As an outcast, Regina must fight to stay alive and help her family while she avoids being captured. In the Rebel series, Annabelle Scott faces a crisis of conscience after she’s drafted into the military to enforce laws she believes are wrong. Find out more about the author and his work at

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