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.
In the year 2150 there have been a few genetic mistakes. Most of those have been shuttled out of sight, somewhere people don’t have to look at or think about them. Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens exactly like that – guys with four arms being the most standout example.
When her father is killed in a car accident that might not have been an accident after all, Zel knows she must keep her little sister Dyl safe. It’s been a priority for most of her life, and with her father gone, it’s entirely her responsibility. It doesn’t take long for her to fail, and once Dyl has been kidnapped for the powerful secret encoded in her DNA, Zel has only her genetically altered friends and her own less-than-stellar abilities at her disposal to rescue them.
Dyl has always been the special one, something Zel knows all too well. Armed with old technology and what she believes to be her own limited capacities, along with teens that shouldn’t even exist, Zel sets out on a journey through the darker corners of society to try to retrieve her sister before it’s too late.