This story is probably characterized as a young adult book but in spite of my being far, far far away from being a young adult, I enjoyed it. Paul Ringo Smith discovers life as he knows it has been a very big lie. Genetic engineering has run amuck under the direction of a demented scientist by the name of Hart and he certainly doesn't have one.
This is the first book in a series. It has plenty of action and very interesting characters. It takes the angst suffered by teens and combines it with powers genetically engineered from past giants. The result is kids unprepared to deal with the skill sets that they have received.
Unintended consequences of overly successful experimentation provides some obstacles for the nefarious Mr. Hart. The compassion shown by characters in spite of the orchestrated conflict shows Ms. Jameson has a good grasp of the often misunderstood teen mind.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next in the series.
BTW great cover!
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