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Cora Horton was born to serve Eden. She’s one of hundreds of women created for just that purpose. And after four years of grueling training as one of the elite Jocale soldiers, she intends to serve Eden well when she joins the military of the parent community of Meridian. But a new assignment near the end of her training changes everything for Cora. She shifts from a warri ...more
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Published March 16th 2013
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Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Cora Horton was bred to serve Eden. As are thousands of girls, at fourteen the girls are assigned to one of three groups, those who will breed, some who will receive training in how to become wives or mistress's for the men of Meridian. Cora is chosen to become a soldier. After almost completing her four years of training in the elite Jocale unit, a squad of soldiers gifted with empathic abilities. Cora is removed and told to report to Sardonyx house, unhappy at this turn of event
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This started off slow, but the pace picked up and I found myself not wanting to put it down. I liked both the main characters. Cora was a strong female heroine, even though she was unsure of herself at times. It made her more relatable. She and Silas had good chemistry and I felt a connection with the characters. I feel there is more to the story though, so I hope the author is planning a
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really interesting read. Its a real mix up of modern/ futuristic/ western/romance...I don't know how you could categorize it! I loved the interplay between characters, the atmosphere and surroundings, everything. A really cool read, such a unique and different set on a romance. Loved it! x ...more
Brenda Rothert
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm not going to review this since it's my book, but I read the thing more than 20 times so I wanted it on my "read" list. Would love for readers to give it a try! ...more
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
I gave this book a 2 star rating and that was a bit of a stretch for me. As I have said before in other book reviews I've done, I'm a pretty simple reader. I just want to be entertained. This book however made me dissect the story a little more than I thought I would. It began interestingly enough by meeting the heroine and we learn the world has changed after some horrific event, what we do not know yet. We do learn that our hero is a soldier in training, evidently a skilled one, and she is rea ...more
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May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
There's something here. That indefinable nugget of something that separates the good from the forgettable. Unfortunately much of the story was bogged down by shaky world building, too much telling, and generalizations, but before we get into that I'll start with the good.

The premise. Totally adored it! It had all the elements of a story I love. Girl trained to kick-ass and take names, escape from a society bent on oppressing its people, and the promise of an epic battle.

The dialogue, characteri
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book! What more can you ask for....adventure...romance....dystopian future. This book was a definite page turner and is a steal on Amazon. I have a huge appreciation for the world this author created. Extremely fascinating. I look forward to reading more work by this author.
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