Speculative fiction, alternative worlds, futuristic, supernatural, horror
Aug 1st, 2013, 3:59 am
Tankborn Trilogy by Karen Sandler (Books 1 & 2)
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Overview: Karen Sandler published numerous romances for adults in the late '90s and early 2000s, then shifted to young adult science fiction with the publication of TANKBORN and AWAKENING by Lee and Low/Tu Books. A third Tankborn book, REBELLION, will be released in Spring 2014.
Determined to let no genre stone be left unturned, Karen is also looking forward to the publication of CLEAN BURN, the first in the Janelle Watkins series of mysteries from Exhibit A Books. CLEAN BURN will be released in August 2013 and will be followed by a second book in summer of 2014.
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian


Tankborn #1: 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.

Awakening #2: Once a Chadi sector GEN girl terrified of her first Assignment, Kayla is now a member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns. Kayla travels on Kinship business, collecting information to further the cause of GEN freedom.
Despite Kayla’s relative freedom, she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class. She rarely sees trueborn Devak, and any relationship between them is still strictly forbidden. Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities have gotten in the way. A paradoxically deadly new virus has swept through GEN sectors—a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and warehouses are being bombed, with only a scrawled clue: F.H.E. Freedom, Humanity, Equality.
With the virus and the bombings decimating the GEN community, freedom and love are put on the back burner as Kayla and her friends find a way to stop the killing . . . before it’s too late.

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