Your perception will change when you can see through a tiger’s eyes.
More than five hundred years after the apocalypse, the survivors of off-grid genetic experimentation have refined their mixed DNA to the point that humans and their animal counterparts share physical and mental links. Varying species have divided into districts, living in a tenuous peace under the President of Calem.
Ardana and her tiger ingenium Rijan leave their life of exile and abuse in the Outskirts, setting out with their twin brothers to redeem themselves and become citizens of the Center. But shedding their past isn’t as easy as they had hoped. When the system that shunned them becomes embroiled in political conflict and treachery, their unique abilities and experiences from the Outskirts make them invaluable to every faction. The runaways become pawns to friends as well as enemies, and with every step it becomes more difficult to tell which is which.
This book was right up my alley. I am glad I got the opportunity to read it. This book was a Hunger Games type dystopian that really was unique. I loved that there are districts and that some of the people have ingenium animal couterparts that they can speak to. They have a special connection with there ingenium that gives them a different perception of themselves. The story was very action packed and had a lot going on in it. It really made you think about how you perceive yourself and others perceive you.
Ardana was the main character and narrator for the story. She was such a well written character. I loved her story and everything she went through throughout the novel. Her twin brother Kade was another great character. Ardanna and Kade complemented each other so well and you could really tell how much they cared for each other through all of their stuggles. They both had to stick it out with each other to try and come up with a way to help the district they were shunned from. Political and family lineage really played a big part in this story which made for an awesome adventure.
This book had many different ingenium, districts and ends in an exciting campaign to decide the outcome of the fate of Calem. It was such an exciting read with developed characters and ingenium that popped off the page. It was such a great refreshing dytopian fantasy read. I suggest this book to anyone that likes a great adventourous and unique read.