Saturday, March 02, 2013

Caught My Eye

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternatea twin raised by another familyand citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriagelife.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes Wests confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, shes no longer certain that shes the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.


1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

Sharp cover!