Seeking Incandescence

Seeking Incandescence

by Kristen Flood


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Inno shouldn't exist. But she does. She is very real. Born illegally outside of the breeding facilities, she has been raised to believe that it is her duty to infiltrate Ares Academy and take down the government. But can she fit in with the obedient masses of the military?

Pepper should be dead. She should have had her memories wiped and been placed on the streets to die. But she was immune. She has spent her life undergoing experiment after experiment and now has been charged with one task. But can she be trusted to spy for her captors?

Mint is a military officer. The Seers have deemed him worthy of joining Ares Academy. There he will be molded into the perfect solider, the unshakable image of obedience, efficiency, and apathy. But what if there was another way? Is standing up worth standing out?

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ISBN-13: 9781517554927
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.60(d)

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Seeking Incandescence 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Seeking Incandescence by Kristen Flood presents a dystopian world controlled by the Seer, where children are programmed and trained to become tools used by the government. Pepper's words at the beginning communicate a tragic sentiment that animates the conflict in the story: “Because we are different. We are born into a world that doesn't want us and you want to be part of it.” The narrator describes this world in the following words: “The law forbids children to know their parents because we are all supposed to be children of our Parent Country. A typical child is bred and sent to an Academy. They are groomed to be mindless creatures, the perfect picture of obedience. In the real world there are no mothers and fathers, only daughters and sons of the country.” This is the context within which the heroes of this novel come into existence. The characters are fascinating, born into a harsh and merciless world. Inno is born illegally and she has a mission to fulfill — infiltrate the Ares Academy and destroy the government. Pepper should have been dead by now, but the schemes designed to end her life didn’t work. She is immune and good only for one thing — to become a spy. The only problem is that she is unpredictable, hard to manipulate. And there is Mint, born to be the perfect soldier, the ideal image of the Academy, but can things really work according to plan? Kristen Flood has imagined a compelling story with great characters to fit into it, a story that will appeal to fans of dystopia. The writing leaps off the pages gracefully. The conflict is well-developed and readers fall for the characters from the very beginning of the story. Seeking Incandescence is fast-paced, it’s furious and exciting. Great dystopian setting and concept. One of those books with a huge potential to excite and entertain readers.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This is a dystopian world controlled by the government. The only kids born are in breeding programs and people are placed by the government for their jobs. Inno was born illegally and trained to take down the government. Pepper was supposed to be destroyed but she was immune and has now become a spy. Then there is Mint, he is a sent to Ares Academy to become the perfect soldier. But what happens if that is not what they want. Will they have the strength to fight back? I really enjoy dystopian stories and this is one that I’m adding to my shelf. This is a bleak world under the strict control of the Seer. Any form of creativity has been banned. You are given your orders for your role in life and are expected to perform them. If not you will have your memories erased. All three kids were great characters, they were strong and found a way to fight the system. I really like the background information on Pepper, I do wish we could have learned more about Inno and Mint. The thing that I didn’t like was the fact that you bounce between Inno, Pepper, and Mint each chapter. The problem was there was no clear break which who you were reading. It was a little disruptive trying to figure out who we were following. Beyond that, I think this is a great start to a new dystopian series and I can’t wait to read other books by Kristen Flood. I received Seeking Incandescence from Sage’s Blog Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much. I can't wait until the next one!