Sunday, May 04, 2014

The Scion Chronicles #1: Daughter of Nothing (2013)

Daughter of Nothing

36 gifted students were chosen to attend Scion. they trained and studied to become the best, preparing themselves for the huge responsibility of assisting humankind in one way or another when they graduated. the students were divided into 4 teams, 2 boys and 2 girls. for each team, its 9 members ranged from the age of 9 to 17, none repeating. Jacey had just became the oldest of her team when their previous leader, Sarah left after Scion's first graduation, making her their new leader. however, on the very same day, she and her fellow new leaders stumbled upon a conversation between the headmaster and his visitors. these visitors highly resembled the graduates, which they first suspected to be their respective parents. but to further complicate matter, all students who were chosen to join Scion were supposedly orphans.

i received a free e-book from the author in exchanged for a review. i was never a huge fan of science fiction. despite how the plot attracted me to request for a copy, i had my doubts when i began reading. however, only a few pages into the book, i was quickly absorbed and found it pleasant that it wasn't too technical at all. the book wasn't exactly what i expected, and definitely in a good way. Jacey was a character eerily favored by the old headmaster, her relationship with the other 3 leaders made it a delicious treat, even the bad one she had with Belle. the plot moved in such a fast pace that it was so intriguing to uncover the truth behind all the mysteries and lies the students were made to believe. not to mention the unique backdrop that the story was set in. it took a little getting used to, but its originality was refreshing for once. now that i had a taste of how the story went, i found myself eagerly waiting for the second installment.

author: Eric Edstrom
published: 2013
genre: Science Fiction

The Scion Chronicles series:
- Daughter of Nothing (2013)

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