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Silent Symmetry (The Embodied trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

JB Dutton
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

SILENT SYMMETRY
a YA paranormal mystery

Book 1 of the EMBODIED trilogy.


The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound.

Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to seek out the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined.

Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her.

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains... something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this?

Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother.

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The publication date of the second installment, Starley’s Rust, is January 15, 2015.


Goodreads raves

“so hard to put down” 5-star review

“The concept is unique, interesting, gripping” 5-star review

“a bizarre and scary world” 5-star review

“Kari's adventure was thrilling!” 4-star review

“It's unique (never read anything like it before)” 5-star review

“really, really good” 5-star review

“filled with mystery and danger” 5-star review

“can't wait for the sequel.” 5-star review

“Who doesn't love hot aliens?” 5-star review


About the author

JB Dutton is the pseudonym of author John B. Dutton when writing Young Adult and Children's fiction. After graduating from film school in London, England, John emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. John has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play, and is currently writing a trilogy of Young Adult novels. John speaks four languages and has been married three times in three different countries in three different decades. He therefore likes the odd pint of Guinness. And he’s pretty keen on the even pints too…

Visit John's website at johnbdutton.wordpress.com


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About the Author

After graduating from film school in London, England, John emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. John has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play, and is currently writing a trilogy of Young Adult novels. John speaks four languages and has been married three times in three different countries in three different decades. He therefore likes the odd pint of Guinness. And he’s pretty keen on the even pints too…

Product Details

  • File Size: 1588 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Publisher: JD (January 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0534UC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wildly engaging! March 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Someone told this author to grab you from the first paragraph and not let go. After the first two pages my stomach hurt because I could feel the scene the way I think I was meant to.

Solid writing, brilliant story and unique characters are all tucked away inside this story. Wonderfully edited.

I've never read about such mysterious creatures before and this book had that and more. Don't let me forget the romance wink wink.

Great read! Easy and FUN.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, well paced and exciting tale. April 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Silent Symmetry is a YA soft sci-fi novel featuring the story of Kari, a teen whose father died when she was young. Her mother gets a job with the mysterious Temple of Truth, an organisation whose members seem strangely symmetrical and perform an enigmatic handshake. She meets Cruz, a guy who works in a restaurant and the distinctly odd Noon, who is involved with the Temple of Truth in some way. The story follows her quest to discover what the Temple of Truth is and its objectives, plus uncover the real identity of its members. Are they aliens, some kind of scientific experiment?

This novel is well-paced and easy to follow, building the story through mystery and intrigue. The characters relating to the Temple of Truth draw you in through their creepy behaviour. There are some great suspense moments, and you'll never view your cupboards the same way ever again! You'll find yourself urging Kari and Cruz to get the hell out of that room in the Temple of Truth.

There are sufficient plot twists to drive the story forward and the main questions are answered at the end, with a few neat cliff hangers in there to set up the sequel. I'd love to see what happens to Noon. This book is more plot driven, one you pick up for the story rather than a hormone soaked, angst ridden teen tale. There is some romance in there, but it is a secondary thread.

The style is YA and we follow the story through Kari's point of view. She has a great sense of humour and a quirky, almost BFF relationship with her mother. There are some intriguing little dream sequences and memories at the beginning of each chapter, and their significance in the story becomes clear towards the end.

I awarded Silent Symmetry four stars as it was entertaining, well paced and exciting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulously written and gripping March 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a great reading experience and an excellent start to a trilogy. Dutton managed to build up a tremendously paced story coming like a flash of lightening into an otherwise almost mundane narrative.

The main character tells her story as you would expect a teenager to do and it is very well written. The plot develops in its complexity almost exponentially through the book. There is a scene in the book that brought to mind Narnia, others the Matrix, others still the X-Files. In the end this is thoroughly its own book and is full of surprises.

This is a paranormal mystery love story of splendid proportions and the remaining two novels in this series not only have a lot to live up to but equally have a magnificent foundation from which to build on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Silent Symmetry is a YA mystery/sci-fi book. The outer worldly beings/aliens(?) Kari and Cruz stumble upon are very original characters. The embodied seem to be hiding something (Nobody is that perfect). I believe the embodied need the humans more than they are letting on. Interesting!

Also, there was romance in the book: a love triangle. However, to me, only one guy was so cute and truly caring towards Kari (I am now totally rooting for him until the end!). For some reason, I didn't get a good feeling from the other guy, even if he was mysterious (And, let me tell you, I normally do fall for the mysterious boy, but not this time). Kari's adventure was thrilling! But, sometimes, it seemed, she acted way too fast without thinking first about the consequences of her decisions (However, she is only sixteen!). Silent Symmetry is an original, wide-eyed throughout, full of mystery YA book! *Book 1 of a 3 part new sci-fi series :)*

P.S. I do hope in the second book a more detailed explanation is given about the embodied and their universe. And, if other people/the government are aware of their existence on Earth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 21, 2013
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A book that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
I couldn't put this book down! Loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Kari and her mother move to New York City for a new prestigious position, after leaving her small Wisconsin town and memories of her father's accident there behind. For a teenaged protagonist, Kari was easy to relate to and care for: her sad past and her eagerness to find the new life, opportunities and possible love interests for her mother were endearing. As with many things, nothing is ever quite what it seems, and that also relates to the wonderful opportunities: scholarship to a prestigious high school, the beautiful people and the ease with which they seem to incorporate a major metropolis into their lives without great distress.

As Kari starts to feel seeds of unease, the questions start to arrive in a fast and furious manner: although the answers are far less apparent. Just what is the ToT and just how much influence it has on this world, and on the live of the people who work for them is a slow-developing reveal, mixed in this smoothly paced story that demands you read on.

I will be the first to admit that Kari is often far more mature in her approach, speech, thinking and behavior than one would expect, or want to see in a high school teen. However, when you take into account her life experience and her only child status, it did fit her well, even as it may be problematic for some readers. Aside from that and my wishing that there was more of an explanation and solidity built to give more substance to the characters of the Embodied, I did enjoy this read. I think that many YA fans would appreciate this story, and be ready to read the second book in the trilogy when it comes available.

I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars It sucked
I absolutely hated it. Especially Kari. One minute shes thinking about Noon and the next she feels affectionate for Cruz. Like, wtf? Read more
Published 17 days ago by Surbjit Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from the usual paranormal romance
Kari and her recently-widowed mother move to New York City so her mother can work for the mysterious organization known as Temple of Truth. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!
This book kept my interest from the very beginning and made want to keep reading. Very well written and hard to put down! I can't wait for book 2 to be released!!
Published 14 months ago by Amy Oetjens
3.0 out of 5 stars an interesting premise
**warning: somewhat spoilerish**
Silent Symmetry has an interesting premise and I enjoyed that about it. I also enjoyed Mr. Dutton's writing. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
5.0 out of 5 stars I got this book for free!
I got this as a free book download. I like expanding myself, but that gets expensive. these books are perfect for a little light reading, and it was free!
Published 19 months ago by Amanda Humphrey
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Not entirely sure how to feel about this book. The story was unique and intriguing when it finally started to make sense. Read more
Published 19 months ago by NatashaMay
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story
Interesting story, but relies to heavily on unlikely and unrealistic "romance" between characters. Good concept, needs more flesh. Free ebook for Kindle.
Published 19 months ago by Jody
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Are The Embodied!
This book is about a girl called Kari who has recently moved to New York with her mother who has recently got a job with a group known as the Temple of Truth. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Left me wanting more
This was a fast and enjoyable read with good plot and just when I thought I had figured a mystery out the author proved me wrong (just how I like it). Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bandora Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Like this book, and would read more books by this author..........like getting free books to see how I like the author.
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After graduating from film school in London, I emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where I still live with my two young children and their even younger goldfish. I spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the ad industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. In parallel to my corporate work, I've written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play.

I also write Young Adult and Children's fiction under the name JB Dutton.

I'd love to hear from you, so please message me, leave a blog comment or email JohnBDuttonAuthor@gmail.com.

If you want to get the scoop on upcoming books, exclusive offers and how to get signed copies of print editions, sign up for my newsletter at JohnBDutton.wordpress.com.

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