Marisa Noelle has a big imagination, and she’s showing it to full effect in her new novel, THE UNADJUSTEDS. There’s plenty to love in this YA story and its hero, Silver Melody, a teen forced to grow up in a dystopian world full of people who have altered their genes for new strengths and special powers. Silver is one of the “unadjusted” ones, and she must fight with others of like mind—some “adjusted” and some not—to stop the gruesomely altered President Bear before he puts an end to the unadjusteds once and for all. There’s a big cast of characters to help her, and the author handles them deftly. She gives them each believable emotional strengths and flaws while also making us fall in love with them and cheer them on as they face their own demons to become heroes in their own right. The story escalates into a harrowing climax that made me proud of Silver and her team, and also left me hoping that there will be a sequel. A fun read that will carry you away.
Marisa Noelle, author
Sixteen-year old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population have modified their DNA. Otherwise known as the superfreaks, people now possess wings, tails, increased strength or intelligence, to name a few. Although her parents are the scientific creators of the nanite pill – the method used to deliver these genetic modifications – Silver is proud of her unadjusted state. When the President declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite pill, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and a group of friends (insert love triangle here) to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds. With her mother in prison for treason, her father is their only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out. When Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army, all hope seems lost. Vicious hellhounds are on her trail and Silver’s only chance to get him back is to team up with a new group of unlikely friends to rescue him before all humanity is lost. With the pace of the Divergent series and the superhuman powers of Heroes, The Unadjusteds pushes the human race beyond its evolutionary boundaries – with dire consequences.