The Variant Saga #1
Published by Self-Published on April 14th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery—and everything changes. Suddenly, there’s reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant.
Terry is one of these children, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to understand. After years of preparation, Terry thinks he knows what to expect. But the reality is far stranger than anything he can imagine—and what he will become is far more dangerous.
I haven’t heard much about this book when I first started reading it, but since I really liked the blurb, I wanted to read it. I didn’t have low expectations, but my expectations weren’t that high either. I was very pleased with the book afterwords and I’m glad I decided to try this book.
The Amber Project is a sci-fi dystopian novel set about 300 years into the future. There’s a toxic gas around all of Earth so everybody lives underground. Some scientists make a unique discovery and decide to try to modify the human body so that it can survive in Variant. Because that’s obviously what you do when you’re stuck underground, right? So anyway, these people are modified before they were born and started training to survive Earth, or what used to be Earth when they were 7. Basically, this story follows this group of kids, Terry being one of them, as they train to endure Earth. But at the same time, a rebellion against the military starts to brew. Sounds good, right?
I really liked this more than I thought I would and cannot wait to finish reading the sequel!