- File Size: 9478 KB
- Print Length: 75 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (October 21, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 21, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MG3VZ2Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #565,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Twin Helix (Jakkattu Shorts Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I realize this is a "short" part of a much bigger story. It's really just an introduction to what I assume will be a major character in the bigger story. Sort of a prelude if you will.
**************SPOILER ALERT************ I did enjoy this book, but I was disappointed that the story isn't really about twins because one of the twins dies in the end. **************END SPOILER*************
But the biggest reason this book didn't get more stars is because it is so short. Amazon shows it at 69 pages, but really the story is more like 52 pages with the remainder being advertising for other stories. As an author myself I'm aware of the value of advertising your other works in your publication, but I really think 25% of the book is a bit excessive.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy.
Tyler has created a world where nothing works in ways familiar to us: one group is ‘in charge’ and they have subjugated, abused and regulated everything: land, people, food supplies, birth, medicine and religion. But, with the assumption of managing everything possible, some pieces are bound to break and revert according to long standing rules of nature.
In Twin Helix, we have two twins hiding in plain sight in the Alaskan Sector. These two are hybrids, with very different looks and approaches to life: Jeremy is more reserved and lives in constant fear of being discovered while Lillian is outgoing, popular, green eyed and seemingly carefree. But Lillian’s come down with an illness that neither understand, and both know that leaving the sector is the only way to possibly find her help.
Several questions from the larger world are answered in this one, even as it stands perfectly on its own. Neither Jeremy nor Lillian truly understand their own biology, or what to expect as they move into adulthood. Having hidden their hybrid state all their lives, they are woefully unprepared for what will come, and no one feels that loss more keenly than Jeremy. Short, gripping and evocative, it’s a nice snack-sized story that feeds well into the world, and is a wonderful quick read for those wanting something different.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
The author continues to build her world, one which is divided into three factions: those who welcome the Mezna, those who despise the aliens and live in human-only sectors, and those who fall somewhere in between. In "Avendui 5ive", we were introduced to the Mezna society. Here, we are introduced to a human-only sector, an area more like the world we know. Even though Jeremy and Lillian are hybrids, they are still wholly human in behavior, and have managed to pass unnoticed among humans. However, they live in constant fear of being discovered. The circumstances of their story provide a great parallel to discrimination in all forms already familiar to us.
Once again, the author manages to pack so much into such a short space. Your heart will bleed for these two and their unenviable dilemma. I can't wait to read more in this enthralling series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Twin Helix is a quick and well-written read. It has emotion-evoking imagery that had me invested in the characters.Read more
A very well written tale highlighting the difficulties of two Mezna/Human hybrid children.Read more
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