May 25, 2013

Review: Tankborn by Karen Sandler

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.
When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds secrets and surprises; not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul's great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night.
After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan to save the disappearing children. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, revealing secrets no one is ready to face.
Great Book!!! This book is unlike any story I've read. Totally unique concept and storyline. The author does an excellent job of addressing some very controversal topics. Age old questions of right & wrong. To be created or not to be and issues of equality for all. Whether the person is born of a woman or genetically engineered. The main character does a wonderful job of playing her part as both. Throw in some mystery and revolution and you have a very well thought out & ethics questioning story. Everyone is made for a reason and has a purpose in the eye of the creator. It's a wild ride figuring out just exactly what this Gens' is. This is the first Sci-fi I've read in a while and I'm tremendously glad I got the chance to. Hope you will enjoy it too.... Happy Reading!!
Publisher-Tu books
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program in exchange for a honest review.


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