By Kristen Flood
Genre: YA Science Fiction
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?
Oh, this was good. Seeking Incandescence is set in a futuristic world where families are torn apart, memories can be swiped, and most lives are meaningless.
I liked Inno and Pepper right away. I was sad when they were split up so soon. While they weren't biological sisters, they did spend some time growing up together. The time comes for them to exit their current situation. That's when things get heavy.
In a sick and twisted plot, the author has created a world of greed and manipulation. But, she also created a girl who will fight until the end. An excellent read. Waiting impatiently for book two!
About the Author
Kristen Flood is a YA science fiction author and poet. At twenty-two, Kristen published her first book, The Museum: A Collection of Dark Poetry. Now twenty-three, she has released her second book, Seeking Incandescence. Kristen lives in Missouri with her husband and son. When she’s not writing or chasing her toddler she spends her time cramming for tests and turning in last minute assignments at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Kristen plans to release two books in the coming year but until then she is just trying to get through finals.
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