Now that’s what I call an exciting YA fantasy…full of action from start to finish, and with a great cast of characters.
In this world people are used to adjusting their appearance through the taking of nanites, an advanced technology that alters a person’s physical appearance and capabilities. Silver Melody’s parents invented the technology, but she has always been vehemently anti-nanite. Having watched close friends die, she is understandably nervous about the implications.
From the opening drama, which succinctly outlines Melody’s perspective, we’re plunged into a nightmare scenario. There are plans to force anyone ‘unadjusted’ to take nanites, so Melody and her father are forced to flee.
Unfortunately, there are people in power who are very keen to get their hands on Melody and her father.
What follows is a fraught battle. Melody is forced to develop skills she never knew she had, and rely on a very mixed group to help her.
While I enjoyed the ending, it left me with an awful lot of questions. I can’t help but wonder whether we haven’t heard the last of Melody Silver…