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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or f
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Prosaic Press
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
A bit dishevelled read.

Q:
In Woods, they don’t expect you to do anything but be.
That doesn’t mean we don’t have goals and metrics.
That doesn’t mean they don’t evaluate our every move.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t constantly watching.
But it does mean that I can breathe. (c)
Q:
There is something so peaceful about being the one and only person in the world who can connect to a tiny child and help them to be right with the world. I cherish it. I am not supposed to, but I do. (c)
Q:
“What are you doing?
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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description I always get excited when Meli Raine has a new book out. I think she does romantic (political) suspense so well, and again this book was no different. If you've read the previous nine books in this series, then you've heard about the STATELESS and you know exactly who this hero is. It's because of the vast amounts of backstory that I wouldn't recommend reading this book as a standalone. Start with the HARMLESS trilogy and work your way through all nine books. You won't be disappointed. As for
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page, this story caught my attention and consistently kept it throughout. We were introduced to the other side of a conflict that has spanned several series and were given a reality that isn’t as black and white as one assumes.

We met Callum. He was smart, dangerous, and being raised to be a weapon. We meet Kina, she is cunning, strong, brilliant, and underestimated. They make a great match and in the process start something that wasn’t supposed to be.

The plot was riveting.
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Meghan March
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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K. Bromberg
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Sawyer Bennett
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Kennedy Ryan
✩ Romantic Suspense

✩ Deep State Operatives

✩ Psychological Thriller

✩ Political Intrigue








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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.



I lie for her.



I hunt for her.



I kill for her.



And above all, I betray my mission for her.



She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.



I do.



Treason comes in many forms.



Love is one of them.



Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.



Our
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Rachel Dyken
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Willow Winters
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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Ilsa Madden-Mills
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




Read it here

When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Louise Bay
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our
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Laurie Popovac
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A cross between “The Hunger Games” and “Handmaid’s Tale”... this’s book kept my interest. Although not as good as either I mentioned, it still had me hooked from start to finish.
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May 05, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Shelley
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Stateless trilogy. They do need to be read in order. You can start with this trilogy as a stand-alone, though it will have a couple references to the Harmless and Shameless trilogies also. It does have a bit of a suspense cliffhanger that Meli excels at.

Kira and her identical twin Glen have been raised Stateless. Saved from a violent family at four and brought into the schooling to be human killing machines, deep undercover in all governments and major fields. The g
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Mandy
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book, from the first page to the last I could not put it down.  It has been a while since I read a book all in one day but this one had me gripped right from the start and kept me engrossed until the end.

Kina and Glen are identical twin sisters. Having been at the compound for as long as they can remember they know no other way of life. Callum, their friend, has been with them since childhood but it is Kina and Callum who have the stronger connection, a connection that cann
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Meghan Quinn
✩ Romantic Suspense

✩ Deep State Operatives

✩ Psychological Thriller

✩ Political Intrigue






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When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.
I lie for her. I hunt for her. I kill for her. And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.
I do. Treason comes in many forms. Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our teacher
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Sophie Ruthven
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow.
Yet again the author has started a series off with a bang.
After finishing her last book I was so excited to read this and boy did she deliver.
The hidden world of Stateless has to be read to be believed.
Whether you have read all books by this author or just starting now, you need to read immediately.
Every series of hers I start thinking it can't be better than the last, & every time I'm happily proven wrong.
This book will grip you from cover to cover and blow your mind with all the twists an
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Jo-Ann Forrest
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a web of suspense you spin Meli!!! This follows the False trilogy that you don't need to read to enjoy this story. Kina and Callum are trained to infiltrate the world without any feelings. This political thriller/suspense needs to be read in order to tell the story - No spoiler here but this book will keep you on the edge of your seat all night!!! I honestly volunteered to review this arc. ...more
Andrea Thompson
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I know better than to start a Meli Raine Trilogy without having the whole thing available and ready to devour. I know better, and yet, I couldn't stop myself and now the waiting will be torture.

This is in the same universe as her False series (possibly others, but that's where I found her) and OMG. There are some serious Hunger Games type vibes when it comes to the Compound and the Stateless. Kina, 'The Mule' is seen as the weak link in her class, Callum is the top performing Alpha and an unlike
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Madeleine
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am blown away again by Meli's writing. This is the first book in the series and if it's any indication of what the other ones will be like, we're all in for an awesome ride. ...more
Karin
Stateless Book One.*

Kina and her twin, Glen, have been raised in the compound since they were brought there at the age of four, but the two couldn't be more different. Glen is The Star and Kina is The Mule. However, Callum knows that underestimating Kina is a mistake. Because of this, Callum lets more show than he should during the final days of their training. He takes her side and helps her out, even when everyone else assumes Kina is weak. Callum knows that Kina is smart enough to trick even
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Liv
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Meli Raine’s suspenseful trilogy series - Harmless, Shameless, False. Each trilogy on its own is a great story but together, as they all play in the same universe, they contribute to a higher goal and grow this story into a bigger and much more complex and suspenseful storyline.

I’m so happy that it finally continues with the Stateless trilogy, which I’ve been waiting for forever. Although this book had a different feel to it and I didn't have this instant connection as I did with the pre
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Claire Annovazzi
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(audiobook) I was happy to get the whole trilogy. Two of my fave narrators, in a very interesting plot mixing hidden facility, child training and worldwide conspiracy, what not to like. Especially with a bit of romance–and mild steamy scenes.

I was also prepared for the darker undertones. It goes with the genre. And nothing is too graphic, though you’ll get some blood and death, and more disturbing things–like the whole mindset behind Stateless, oh my god. But the atmosphere is fascinating, and t
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Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Stephannie 5 Star Review: 


Stateless, book 1 a new romantic suspense trilogy that has something to do with another series called Harmless. 

Wow, this one is great book that captives you from the start. I was hooked trying to figure this one out. This is a new series that should almost be a continuation of the Harmless series but there new characters that could possibly fit into the other series.  Wow, mind blown ! Right? 

But there is romance between Callum and Kina. 


state·less /ˈstātləs/ adjective
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Jessica Hawkins
✩ Romantic Suspense
✩ Deep State Operatives
✩ Psychological Thriller
✩ Political Intrigue




Read it here

When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our teachers for
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Jodi Perkins
DNF @ 78%.
I'm surprised that I abandoned this one. Stateless features such a compelling beginning and I love how Raine doesn't hold back on Callum's character. I've grown weary of pansy boys in YA, and Callum is unapologetically male. Pair him with Kina, our heroine who's inherently strong without trying to be, and you have an awesome duo. The story was simply lacking in a cohesive plot, and I couldn't get past that. What exactly is the conflict? A strong conflict should fit into this formula: (
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Brandi Reeves-Pearson
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stateless is a great introduction into this new trilogy. I've always enjoyed Meli Raine's books because she definitely knows how to hook me in. This one was no different, and I found myself really questioning everything I've read by her before.

One thing I've picked up on when reading Meli Raine, all of her books are interconnected. Although her books can be read as standalones, I like knowing more pieces of the puzzle. It seems with every new series, more pieces of the bigger puzzle comes to su
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Kari Hansen
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As young children Kina and her twin sister Glen were taken from one dangerous situation and placed into another. They are being trained to follow orders and densensitize themselves to others so that they can complete whatever task they are given successfully and without distractions.

Calum was also sent to the same facility as a child however he has emerged as one of the strong ones but where his training has gone sideways is that he has feelings for Kina and that could have deadly consequences
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Shel
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys? It is a murky question when you are not even sure which one you are.

Kina and her twin Glen are two of the trainees of Stateless. One is seen as a weak mule and the other as a rising star. Like the twins, Callum was brought into Stateless at 4 years old. And like Kina, he has dreams that feel like memories.

All three want nothing more than to be a valuable entity for the mission.

Secrets, lies, and never knowing who to trust are quickly becoming the
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