ISBN: 13: 978-1-93404-59-7
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian/Paranormal Romance
Available: June 6, 2013
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Two Sentence Summary
EDGE OF TRUTH draws the reader into a dystopian world with a unique supernatural twist – a headstrong teen whose emotions trigger earthquakes. It explores oppression, greed, and revenge, while testing the boundaries of loyalty and personal integrity.
Rena Moon feels like a prisoner, oppressed by the Overlord’s laws, bound by household rules, even captive to her emotions. When she grows angry, the earth shakes. She restrains the tightly coiled power, until her best friend is kidnapped. Nevan, her long-time crush, joins the rescue mission into volatile lands where Rena’s mood slips toward the edge of control. She must decide what moral boundaries she’s willing to breach and what regrets she can bear.
Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.
It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.
Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her chance for freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?