In the 23rd century, war has ravaged the planet.
A biological weapon has decimated the population, and those who remain have been driven to desperate measures to survive. Over the course of a century, evolution delivers an answer — the Xeno gene, which provides its bearers with immunity to disease. All adolescent girls are tested for the X-gene, and carriers are obligated to bear children for the good of the human race.
The promise of salvation comes at a terrible price.
Stone Emmerson, heir to a position of supreme power, is surprised to learn his best friend Kella is an X-gene carrier. He’s quick to claim her as his own, but as a mere servant, Kella can’t help but doubt his motives. Before he can offer the protection of his name, she escapes his household. Mourning her loss, Stone becomes a black sheep among his peers by focusing on the welfare of his people.
While survival and freedom hang in the balance…
Starting over under an assumed name, Kella is a founding member of the X-Diplomats, a radical group dedicated to stopping enforced X-gene testing and promoting equal rights for commoners. Years pass before she crosses paths with Stone again. As the web of deceit that has come between them unravels, their love begins to grow. But can Stone turn a blind eye to Kella’s violent revolution and see the justice of her cause? Or will their differences prove too great to overcome?
What price would you pay to break the chains of oppression?
I want to start of this review by saying the world that Gracen Miller created in this book was amazing!
I will be the first to admit that Dystopia is one of my favorite genres to read. I love reading all the different worlds, the many different ways that caused the end of the world, the way society would be after the end and just how evil people can really be.. Which leads me to saying I loved the characters and this world that Gracen Miller created in this world.
In this world woman with a certain gene are treated horribly.. Kella’s characters was just so strong especially through everything that had happened to her and I really did not blame her for doing what she did at all..
Stone’s character took me awhile to love.. At first I was unsure of him and the way he acted. But once I got to see more of him and learned more about him I could not help loving his character by the end of this book.
There was action, angst, some sweet moments and so much steam in this book! I really love how Gracen Miller writes steamy scenes in her books because they are always so damn hot!
You will also meet a lot of different characters in this book. Some you will love and some not so much. I really would love to know more about Reaper’s characters. There was just something about him that drew me in and now he is one of my favorite characters.
I would recommend this book to those who love Dystopia books that are filled with action, angst and steam!
I received a ARC of this book from the author for a honest review!
Releases March, 24th 2016
Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs.