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Author: Francesca Haig
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Published: February 26th, 2015
In this dystopian future, the big bang has caused devastation and deviations to our accepted norms. One such side effect is that every human pregnancy results in twins where one is ‘perfect’ (or alpha) and the other is thought to have some visible disability, malformation or is a seer. The other major side effect is that the death of one twin results in the death of their sibling twin. When the non-alpha twin is identified, they are branded with an omega on their forehead and ostracised. Despite their reliant on keeping their twin healthy for their own survival, the alpha twins are plotting and making life increasingly difficult for their omegas. There are tales and rumours galore about omegas fighting back and about an island refuge where they can live peacefully and not under threat of alphas.
The story is told from the viewpoint of Cass, an omega seer whose twin brother becomes a prominent member of the Alpha council. He seeks to imprison her, supposedly to protect both herself and him. This is a tale of sibling rivalry gone rampantly wrong. It is full of great, easy to relate to, characters involved in a superb, fast paced roller coaster plot with adventures, escapades and encounters. It is a fascinating tale of a future that is well written, thoroughly entertaining and enthralling – I highly recommend it!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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