Several hundred years into the future, The Cleansing, known to some as the End of Days, forced the government to create Arks to shelter its people. When Earth became habitable again, new territories rose up from the ashes: Agria, the City of Light, and the Outer Boundaries. For a while, they lived in peace.
A brilliant surgeon known for his invention of Modi’s—the only cure for the deadly disease, vaincre—has gone rogue with his experiments, and the Monarchy is desperate to shut him down. That’s where Aeva Storm comes in, a champion athlete with an ego to match. Aeva is the surgeon’s secret weapon against the Monarchy. And they’ll never know what hit them. After reconstructing her body to become a Modi unlike any he’s ever created, Aeva is forced into a fight against all odds. She’ll have to break loyalties, hurt family, and turn her back on newly awakened love. Thousands of lives hang in the balance in a battle that will set forth a new era.
Join Aeva on her quest to see whether she’s got what it takes to go up against the most powerful humans ever created.
Top ten reasons to read SF
I tried really hard to come up with ten, but I only got up to nine. Hope that's okay! :)
1. Exploring the future. Sci-Fi novels offer some of the biggest "what if" scenarios and possibilities whether we're all living out in space, or living in a far more sustainable future/present on earth (or it could even be post-apocalyptic!).
2. Unique settings and landscapes - It's always amazing to explore new landscapes whether it be on other planets or our own. It's an opportunity to "see" and venture onto new worlds without ever having to actually travel.
3. Inspires Innovation - Sci-Fi created our first cyborgs, androids, laser blasters, 3D projected images, and walking, talking artificial intelligence. At least I think it did, and that's because I first learned about them in science fiction novels!
4. Humanity - Talk about expanding our cultural awareness. Science Fiction brings in new cultures, new worlds, and new people which means a whole new level of interaction. It brings awareness to bigotry and intolerance, and prejudices in the areas of race, gender, culture and even special needs. It also shows how our differences can work together to overcome challenges. Just think of Guardians of the Galaxy where a raccoon is best friends with a walking tree.
5. Inspires creativity - similarly to innovation, but much more broad. Science fiction brings in new wardrobes, new toys (cars, ships, and gadgets), new languages, new architecture, and even new forms of warfare.
6. Expands our world and the universe - The universe is big. Really big. Sci-Fi novels take us to new worlds, exploring galaxies and other planets. We are introduced to new creatures and species that can be similar to ourselves or venture into the strange and incomprehensible.
7. Social Consequences - It allows us a chance to see the possible outcome of our choices and our innovations: artificial intelligence, advanced robots, nuclear weapons, unsustainable or sustainable living.
8. Different kind of heroes - In Sci-Fi, heroes can come in differences shapes and sizes. In Ender's Game, a young teenage boy is recruited to lead a fight against a genocidal alien race. And...who doesn't love Groot?
9. Conflict - with all the reasons above, Sci-Fi novels bring on a whole new set of conflicts and moral dilemma's. Whether it's with ourselves (Hunger Games), against robots (I, Robot), and other alien species (Ender's Game).
About the author:
Anna Soliveres has always been a storyteller but it wasn’t until her early twenties when she began writing novel length works. The result was an enthusiasm to get better at the craft until her work could be shared with the world. Releasing in March 2014, VIOLET STORM is her debut novel. Anna is currently working on another young adult sci-fi series, titled SNOW DOLLS, set to release in late 2014. To learn more, please visit her at: