Today I am reviewing When Silence Ends By Jade Kerrion
Blog: When you choose your friends, you also choose your enemies.
Seventeen-year old Dee wants nothing more than to help her twin brother, Dum, break free from the trauma in their childhood and speak again, but the only person who can help Dum is the alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, whom the U.S. government considers a terrorist and traitor.
The search for Danyael will lead Dee and Dum from the sheltered protection of the Mutant Affairs Council and into the violent, gang-controlled heart of Anacostia. Ensnared by Danyael’s complicated network of friends and enemies, Dee makes her stand in a political and social war that she is ill equipped to fight. What can one human, armed only with her wits and pepper spray, do against the super-powered mutants who dominate the Genetic Revolution?
America, nevertheless, is ripe for transformation. Exhausted by decades of belligerence between humans and their genetic derivatives–the clones, in vitros, and mutants–society is on the verge of falling apart or growing up. Dee, with her sassy attitude and smart mouth, is the unwitting pebble that starts the avalanche of change. In her quest to help her brother become normal, Dee will finally learn what it means to be extraordinary.
My Review: At first I was a little lost not realizing that I was reading a book that had several forerunners. I think it would help to read the books in order. I did however manage to piece together what had happened in the past to make sense of this book. It has a great story line of the future with genetically modified humans and real humans. The difference in the invitro,mutants,clones and natural humans seem to have taken over the race and religious prejudices of today. Dee and her brother Dum (nicknamed after Alice in Wonderland) are the main focus of the story. Left orphaned by the hate and prejudice that killed their parents Dee a human and her twin brother Dum a mutant are left to try to make it in the world on their own. Not knowing who to trust but knowing that Dum needs trained if he is to survive they turn to empath Danyael who is on the councils bad boy list. Dum through his music is able to communicate and make radical changes in behavior of all the warring groups. Throw in a creepy bad guy with a dark agenda of his own. A star assassin and gang members and you have a complex weave of characters. It is a good read and I will be looking for the ones that came before this, Editing seemed to be good and the story line is good with good delivery. I can’t help but give this one a 5 star rating.