Thursday, August 26, 2010
Genre: YA dytopian fiction
Axia lives by one motto: kick-ass and don’t ask questions. As a genetically-engineered gladiator, she is used to entertain the crowds, a tamed and controlled killing puppet. The System, the hierarchical echelon dictating everyone’s place in society, has only created her to fight, blades and needles included. But when her master betrays her, Axia finds herself questioning The Rules for the first time.
Her master notices her new found independence and as a remorseful favor allows her to win her freedom. She is released and builds a life out of the arena, falls in love and buries her past. But soon, she discovers she has abilities beyond her planned creation, resulting from illegally tampered genes.
As she second-guesses who she really is, her creator hunts her down to fulfill the secret project for which she was created: he wants her to kill The System’s ruler. Axia now has to choose between leaving her past behind and seeking a revenge she never knew possible.
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