When you choose your friends, you also choose your enemies.
Seventeen-year old Dee wants nothing more than to help her twin brother, Dum, break free from the trauma in their childhood and speak again, but the only person who can help Dum is the alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, whom the U.S. government considers a terrorist and traitor.
The search for Danyael will lead Dee and Dum from the sheltered protection of the Mutant Affairs Council and into the violent, gang-controlled heart of Anacostia. Ensnared by Danyael’s complicated network of friends and enemies, Dee makes her stand in a political and social war that she is ill equipped to fight. What can one human, armed only with her wits and pepper spray, do against the super-powered mutants who dominate the Genetic Revolution?
America, nevertheless, is ripe for change. Exhausted by decades of belligerence between humans and their genetic derivatives, the clones, in vitros, and mutants, society is on the verge of falling apart or growing up. Which path will it choose, and can a mere human, her sassy attitude and smart mouth notwithstanding, light the way to a better future?
In her quest to help her brother become normal, Dee will learn what it means to be extraordinary. When the silence ends, the celebration of life, love, joy, and hope will inspire feet to dance and hearts to sing.
I am already a big fan of the Double Helix story so I was excited to read this spin off where we follow the story of Dee and Dum, I wasn't in the slightest disappointed. As always Jade Kerrion creates a story of intense drama and intrigue.
Dee is a strong willed girl with a smart mouth and an attitude to match, when the Mutant affairs council seem to no longer be willing to help her Mutant brother Dum she takes matters into her own hands, she searches out Danyael, a class five Mutant who helped them once before.
At first unwilling to put them at risk Danyael refuses but Dee convinces him otherwise. I was thrilled that Danyael was part of the story I'll admit I have a slight crush on Danyael, there was a few other familiar faces I was happy to see in the story too
wanting nothing more for her and her brother to have a normal life she takes a stand against the ones that would shun them and fights to make changes to the world he fight to live a normal life doesn't end with her and Dum though, she includes all Mutants, clones and In Vitros in her fight.
This book had me on the edge of my seat when truths and secrets are revealed and lives are in danger, It was equally just as emotional and by the end of the book I had shed many tears.
I cant wait to see what else Jade Kerrion as in-store for the Double Helix series and its characters.