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Fifteen-year-old Akaela doesn't know what fear is. She was built this way. But in a world where survival is no longer of the fittest, being fearless can become a deadly curse. Proud and steeped in tradition, Akaela's people, the Mayake, are dying. While they carry implanted nanobots and sophisticated chips to compensate for their crippled and diseased bodies, these enhancements come at a price. Aging technology and a lack of resources make the Mayakes vulnerable to their enemies and on the brink of extinction. As the elders cling blindly to the past, the only hope Akaela and her 16-year-old brother Athel have to save their own people is to challenge the system or die trying.
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"Giorgi writes with scientific experience in a way that every reader can enjoy. Her prose is addictive and her descriptions paint a vivid picture of the world she creates on each page." - Nicholas Sansbury Smith, bestselling author of the Orbs series
"Cinder meets Divergent in this exciting new series by the award-winning author of Chimeras." - Chris Pourteau, author of Unconditional and the Serenity Strain.
"Fresh, fun and awesome new YA novel from an accomplished scientist and author of science fiction thrillers." - Carol Kean, Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine.
"Rewind a couple of hundred years, and then fast forward half a millennia--that's Akaela. Wild West with robots and cyborgs etching out a frontier existence with all the challenges and thrills of a Western." - Peter Cawdron, international bestselling author of Monsters.
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