Review: The Legacy Human

The Legacy Human by Susan Kaye Quinn


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Synopsis: What would you give to live forever?

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender–a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid–after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human. Continue reading

Review: Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn

Open minds


Read from May 11 to 13, 2014 — I own a copy

I’m reading this one as part of What Tomorrow May Bring. I got the collection of 11 Young Adult Dystopian books for free from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:  When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

Bookish things: 326 pages. The cover is quite average, I’d have liked something a little more flashy. It doesn’t detract from the book, but it also doesn’t really capture my eye either.

Where to buy: Currently FREE on Smashwords in a number of formats and Amazon in kindle format.

My review: bookshelves: dystopian, r2r, ya, what-tomorrow-may-bring, 4-star-review, fantasy, paranormal, romance-ish Continue reading