Children of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 2011
Edie Sha'nim believes
she and her bodyguard lover, Finn, could find refuge from the tyranny of
the Crib empire by fleeing to the Fringe worlds. But Edie's
extraordinary cypherteck ability to manipulate the ecology of evolving
planets makes her far too valuable for the empire to lose. Recaptured
and forced to cooperate—or else she will watch Finn die—Edie is shocked
to discover the Crib's new breed of cypherteck: children. She
cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she
resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when
researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.
escape—for Edie, for Finn, and for the exploited young—will require the
ultimate sacrifice . . . and a shocking act of rebellion.
I loved this one. I so wish there was more to this series, but it looks like not. Edie and Finn are great characters, and I really liked their romance. I also liked that it was very understated and wasn't the main point of the story.
There was a lot of action and excitement here, and even if I couldn't always picture what was going on (I'm not very science-minded), I still enjoyed every bit of the story.
I hope this author writes more because I will definitely read it.