This is A. S. Winchester’s debut novel. I love supporting indie authors.
Cala is a 17 year old female who will start in the Exceptional Program of New Earth on her 18th birthday and be forever separated from her family and friends. Seventy-three days before her birthday Cala is severely injured in a horrific accident. The only way for her to survive is for her to become a cyborg and immediately be placed into the Program. Can she hold on to her humanity as she finds out what the Program is really about?
Winchester’s first book in the Terra series, Genesis paints a stark picture of a rigid dystopian society in an Earth colony orbiting Mars. Rule infractions are met swiftly with extreme consequence. Everything one does and becomes is based on genetics and rigorous testing. Cala is not one to accept her fate and follow all of the rules which only serves to exacerbate her situation.
This book is fairly well written and has only a few errors which is not uncommon in a self-published work. Therefore, I was only able to give it 4 stars our of 5. The story is well paced and has several twists that keep it interesting. Therefore, it is a book well worth recommending. I will definitely read the next book in this series.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.