Resilience

by Lance Erlick
Release date: May 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fictiondystopia, young adult

YOUNG OUTCAST FACES HURRICANE … DESPISED FEDERATION SEEKS TO CAPTURE HER FOR DNA... REGINA FIGHTS TO STAY ALIVE AND FREE.

“If you like post-apocalyptic novels about survival, this is definitely the book for you.” – Tori Schultz, Litpick

A gray patrol boat crosses Regina Shen’s path. They’re coming for her.

As an outcast, Regina is forced to fend for herself and her younger sister in a world that bans books. An approaching storm could be the least of her problems.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner. Regina Shen: Resilience is the first book in a science fiction thriller series with an ordinary yet strong young woman facing extraordinary hurdles with tenacity.

The World Federation condemns Regina, her mom, and sister to live on the seaward side of barrier walls. Those walls were built to hold back rising seas caused by abrupt climate change and as a place to dump outcasts. Regina survives by her wits on swampy islands and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books, which she commits to memory.

Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule the Federation using a rigid caste system and the notorious Department of Antiquities. They’ve kept peace and order by destroying all evidence from before the Great Collapse. Now world fertility is plunging. Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco pursues Regina for unique DNA that could prevent human extinction and boost the inspector’s power. It's too bad Regina doesn't trust her enough to barter fairly, let alone with her life.

A hurricane threatens to destroy Regina’s world, tearing her from family and home. With Demarco and bounty hunters in hot pursuit, Regina risks her life to try to rescue her sister. Faced with dying in the storm or from starvation, she is tempted to surrender to Demarco’s offer of refuge and food. However, that means becoming a slave or worse, a guinea pig in a Federation lab. Then no one will stand up for her sister.

Can Regina survive the hurricane, stop Demarco, and help her sister?

updated 2020-03-01

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