I received this ARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
In this Dystopian society the plague is back with a vengeance and shows no signs of disappearing naturally or being cured. Dominion City is the last stronghold of Nor-Am, the center of what was once a powerful nation. Life is all about survival for most, though for Lucy and Margot Fox, the twin daughters of one of Dominion’s most powerful men life goes on much the same as before.
By your eighteenth birthday you’re supposed to know. They’re supposed to tell you. Splicer. True Born. Laster.
.The Lasters are living on borrowed time, just waiting for the plague to take them. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that involve splicing their DNA to stay a step ahead of the disease. The True Borns are born resistant, with mutated genes that channel primitive changes in their DNA, from before we evolved into Homo Sapiens.
All that separates us, that poor woman and me, is an accident of birth.
As the Fox sisters approach their big reveal party their world is cast into chaos. The Laster population is not just quietly dying out, they are making their presence know. The True Born population their Splicer circle despises is suddenly on the scene, saving them from they don’t know what. Nothing is as it seems, as it has always been.
…they’d let us die without ever telling us the truth. Or, they would dangle it over our heads to force us into compliance.
Lasters die, Splicers play God to save themselves and the True Borns are mutant shape-shifter freaks. Right? Suddenly Lucy isn’t so sure and she’ll do what it takes to keep her sister safe. Dominion City isn’t what it seems.
Expected Publication: May 3, 2016