My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
Cass can’t forget the night that the Fearless took everything from her. A new serum developed to make soldiers more aggressive and give them high pain tolerance had been modified, and quickly burned out of control. The Fearless swarmed the British countryside, interested only in killing – and making more Fearless. She saw her father injected and her mother die giving birth to her younger brother Jori as they escaped. She and infant Jori were hustled to the safety of an isolated island by the father of her friend Sol, whose involvement in the project allowed him to prepare ahead of time.
Now a teen trained to fight and hate the Fearless, Cass leads a protected life on the island where no one is allowed to leave and strangers from the mainland are not welcome. Sol has always assumed that Cass will fall in love with him eventually, so when a strange boy sneaks onto the island and gains her attention, Sol is not pleased. The stranger is scheduled for execution, but when he escapes, taking Jori hostage, Cass has no choice but to follow him off the island – even it means her permanent exile.
Once on the mainland Cass soon sees that everything there was not as she’d been led to believe. Life is difficult, but there are civilized pockets of society, and kind people there too. Even the stranger, Myo, is not as evil as Sol and his father would have her think. He’s on a mission to save his sister, who had been turned into a Fearless, and only kidnapped Jori to facilitate his own escape. Stranded on the mainland with no hope of returning home, Cass joins Myo, unaware that even though he may not be the monster she was told, he is not quite what he appears, either. And Sol is coming for her, whether she wants him to, or not.
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