When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.
I lie for her.
I hunt for her.
I kill for her.
And above all, I betray my mission for her.
She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.
Treason comes in many forms.
Love is one of them.
Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.
Our teachers forgot one important detail:
Pawns shouldn’t have hearts.
Yet we do.
It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon.
And I know exactly where mine are aimed.
The first in an all-new series by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.
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This is a fast read with lots of twist and turns, never going where you expect! Always on the edge of my seat with her books. Can't wait to start the se one book in the series!
In a futuristic world where children kill
Born without a trace, trained to be a weapon, and cultivated to be a killer children are brought to live in this compound. The mission is to restructure and destroy the world outside the walls where chaos thrives. Weakness is drawn out and used for training where only the strong survive.
The first chapter began with information overload. From the premise I surmise this to be a suspenseful thriller. This was not an easy transition for me. I felt the story began as a spin-off and I’m clueless.
Stateless follows three main characters: Callum, Glen, and Kina.
Having began with Stateless I found it quite complex. That first chapter led me to believe I missed out on an entire story that I should’ve read prior to this one. I’m confused already and I’ve only just begun.
I compare this training compound to that of Hunger Games and Divergent. Stateless is a futuristic world where the compound is made up of children trained to destroy the government.
The story progressed slowly reiterating the same details about these characters ability to detach emotionally. The point was drilled home the first time it was mentioned I didn’t need further examples or a redefinition of the mission.
When the characters were reassigned moving forward nine years I started to enjoy the story. The story changed and I felt that shift. Eventhough those nine years were unknown it’s what happened upon the return that altered my entire outlook on the story moving it in the direction I needed.
I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t like this book because I didn’t understand it. But it did not take long for me to be pulled in. I am truly intrigued by this world and love the mentions of characters from previous books. Everything is painted out for me to be able to visualize. I can’t wait to read the sequels!