Blog Tour: Review of True Born by L.E. Sterling
About This Book:
Welcome to Dominion City.
After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated...and their genetics damaged beyond repair.
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…
And then there's Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.
When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, including the charismatic leader, Nolan Storm, and the beautiful but deadly Jared, who tempts her as much as he infuriates her. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?
As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.
*Review Contributed By Bethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer*
TRUE BORN follows Lucy and her twin Margot as they deal with the drama and politics of a post-apocalyptic world. Lucy and Margot are twins and live in a society where a plague is threatening to wipe out the human civilization. The only ones immune to it are the True Borns. True Borns are evolved and they usually possess a certain talent. The most common one we see is shapeshifting into an animal or being born with animal characteristics, like fur.
The twins' father thinks poorly of True Borns, so it's only natural that Margot and Lucy would too. But when True Borns are hired to protect Lucy and Margot, Lucy finds herself oddly attracted to Jared. He's infuriating and aggressive, but she can't stop feeling attracted towards him. A lot of secrets are being kept from the twins and Jared and his leader, Storm, may be the ones with all of the answers.
TRUE BORN is a political whirlwind that has an X-Men feel to it. Lucy and Margot were interesting characters. The feelings developing between Jared and Lucy are so hot and cold that I hope to see a lot more hot in the second one.
Final Verdict: This story is perfect for fans of a post-apocalyptic setting, politics, drama, and evolutionary stories like X-Men.