In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.
These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise, and even the end of Exile.
What jumped out at me first was the fact this was story was so completely different. The idea, the characters, the abilities, the dynamics. All so unique and wonderful.
We’ve got an Kaeva, he’s isolated himself from everyone and everything because of his ability. And then Eddie comes along, also developed a side-affect because of the ‘cure’. While both dealing with living on exile and dealing with learning possibly live with someone again. We learn all about what it’s like, what happened and what possible future.
This is a story that has so many different facets, not a simple Sunday afternoon read, but one that makes you think, feel, laugh, love and most of all want more. Once you peel one layer away and you think you got it, we get another one. Very well done.