In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world.
Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis.
Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
This book had a very unique premise that I found a breath of fresh air. The book is definitely a slow build with a lot of different things going on that can be a bit hard to keep up with initially. Once we get a little more information about the historical details and background, a lot of that initial build snaps into place and the characters reveal themselves to be deeply developed and intriguing. Snofrid’s memory loss can be frustrating as it causes her to make a series of mistakes, but she quickly begins to learn from them and “catch up” as it were. I would highly recommend this one and will certainly be continuing the series with the sequel!
Bonus: If you like author extras, the website for these authors is fantastic!
Warning: Contains repeated graphic violence.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Science fiction, dystopian, fantasy fans looking for something completely unique.
Want to read the whole series?
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