Series: Aeon #1
Author: Alexis Grove
Goodreads Summary: In the year 2047 neural implants have given a small slice of the population superhuman abilities. Are these Aeons brilliant humanitarians dedicated to saving civilization, or venal psychopaths bent on its destruction?
When Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a mysterious government program, this question becomes her mission. Answering it incorrectly could spell the end of the human race.
Her only path to the truth lies in beguiling an Aeon named Nick Lal, the reclusive scion of one of the planet’s wealthiest families. Even as she realizes she’s falling in love with him, she begins to fear that he is not as innocent as he appears.
As famine and religious strife threaten to push the nation into a three-way civil war, Sarah’s time runs short. Will she be wily enough to choose correctly and save the world?
My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**
So many mixed feelings on this. It was well written, and had every emotion in it except for happiness. I just had so much trouble getting into the story. I think my issue was the “real but not real” aspect of the ether. It got hard for me to tell what was really going on in the story. There was also so much world building that the beginning felt like it dragged on forever, but the pace did pick up towards the end.
My Manicure: I love how this turned out, but it was not what I had planned. My original plan was to do computer chips, but I couldn't get a clean image (my fault, not the plate). So, I decided to use the binary code image instead. Since it sort of takes place in cyberspace, it works. I started out with Zoya Suvi, and stamped using Sinful Colors Silver Star and Bundle Monster plate BM-415. Simple, yet perfect for this book.