REVIEW: SILENT SYMMETRY by J. B. Dutton
SILENT SYMMETRY is first in EMBODIED series, a very contemporary YA series with an unusual storyline. When Kari Marriner and her log-widowed mother move unexpectedly from quiet Lancaster, Wisconsin, to "the high life" in Manhattan, neither expects sinister reasons or ulterior motives. But as Mom starts her new oxymoronic career, and Kari enrolls at an expensive, upscale, prep school where some of the students and staff resemble alien robots, it quickly becomes clear that what is too good to be true may indeed be true but never beneficial.
Review: STARLEY'S RUST [THE EMBODIED TRILOGY BOOK 2] by J. B. Dutton I really recommend this series (be sure to commence with Book 1 so you don't miss out), which is engrossing and so imaginative. It's a YA series, but I believe older readers can enjoy it just as much. Following the truly earth-shattering events of her stay in Manhattan, young Kari Marriner, now orphaned, returns to her home city of Lancaster, Wisconsin, determined to forge on. I've seldom read a heroine more intrepid. Of course, forging on is so much more difficult when you have to deal with grief, universe-destroying aliens, universe-preserving aliens, and being a stranger in your home town.