Friday, March 30, 2012
Above World by Jenn Reese
In the future, since the world's population had grown past the point of sustainability, people created ways of altering their genetics so that they could live in the ocean - the kampii - like merfolk, the skies - the winged aviars, the deserts - the centaur-like horse people, and many other altered humans.
Aluna is a thirteen year old kampii, about to swallow the ocean seed and grow her tail. But, she has seen that the breathing necklaces that keep her people alive are failing, and so she decides to go above world to find help. Her tekie friend Hoku follows with a message from the past that his grandmother gave him that may help matters. Together they meet the aviars and fight the mutant upgraders who are harvesting body parts from anyone that they can catch.
An action packed sci-fi thriller, this book will keep you reading and wanting to find out what happens next.