Published by Createspace Independent Pub on November 11, 2019
Series: The Evolutionaries #1
Genres: Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
A runaway princess with elemental powers stumbles upon a thousands-year-old archive of ancient tech that will forever change her utopian kingdom.
The citizens of Amera are blessed with a range of extraordinary powers ¬– from telepathy and healing to growing plants and breathing under water. As descendants of genetically modified humans desperate to survive an ice age, Amerans have built a peaceful, prosperous kingdom uniting nine realms, each with their own king and queen.
Violet is a princess of Neyr, the third of the nine realms of Amera, living in the transformed ruins of ancient New York City, high up in the reborn Chrysler building. Born into Neyr’s talented ruling family, she struggles to show evidence of any special power herself. Raised by one of the most powerful healers in Ameran history, Violet wants more than anything to pass her Criterion, a test all citizens must take to prove they are worthy and to find their place in society. But when her powers explode to catastrophic effect in front of her entire court, she runs from the unthinkable damage and misery she has caused.
In her desperate escape, Violet stumbles upon an incredible archive of ancient knowledge and awakens Hailey, an artificial intelligence relic who reveals hidden truths that could be the key to her return home. But when the sanctuary of the Amera is threatened by humans, old enemies of Amera who live in violent colonies beyond Amera’s borders, Violet must master her burgeoning powers and find a way to protect her idyllic kingdom from the outside world.
A thrilling, action-packed blend of Young Adult fantasy and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Perfect for fans of the Lunar Chronicles and Shatter Me series.
Power Divided is the first book in the young adult science fiction series The Evolutionaries by S. Behr. I will admit that I don’t love the cover of this book, but I did really enjoy the book itself. The writing is clear and engrossing and the story was really engaging. I am very much interested in continuing on with this sci/fi fantasy series. If you are looking for a story featuring royal courts that blends science fiction and fantasy elements, I think Power Divided would be a great book for you to check out.
In Power Divided we meet out main character, Violet who is a princess of Neyr, the third of the Nine Realms of Amera. I love a big world and the fact that there are nine realms here each with their own kings and queens and politics was a really exciting for me. I think S. Behr did a wonderful job giving the readers the lay of the land, but I will admit that there were a lot of characters to keep track of and it took me a while to get them all straight in my head. Not a big deal, just something I wanted to point out. Violet is a great main character. She is brave and kind and I loved how uch she learns and grows even in this first installment. It makes me excited to see what is going to be in store next for her.
S. Behr does a great job creating an enticing science fiction/fantasy world. I loved the futuristic vibe. There are so many cool technology concepts, Artificial Intelligence and items scattered throughout mixed in with a unique magic element that kind of felt more like x-men rather than traditional fantasy magic. But I love a good super power, so I was there for the special powers element of the characters. I loved learning what some of the characters could do. The impending Ice Age added a different sense of doom that I appreciated as an undercurrent of the adventure and the story. Power Divided was a strong start to a series that seems like it will be a very interesting read. I enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing on with the series. This is great for readers that are looking for an interesting world that blends science fiction and fantasy.
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