In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.
Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.
The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes.
Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.
It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.
And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
Easy read but with great characters! Enough twists and turns to keep you excited without dragging out the story beyond what’s needed. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Enjoyed the book until chapter 3 where "Barbaraus" seemed like the black community of the book. As a black person, really didn't appear in this. The name, the "funny eye shapes and noses too big for their faces" completely turned me off. Also aliens being white-coded with aryan features, it's just not believable. I hope the author expands their views on the world in their next series.
Had a hard time putting it down. Looking forward to the next book. :)