With the pace of the Divergent series and the superhuman powers of Heroes, The Unadjusteds pushes the human race beyond its evolutionary boundaries – with dire consequences.
Imagine, with the simplicity of swallowing one pill, being the most beautiful, the most intelligent, the fastest, the strongest. Or do you prefer wings? Fins and gills to swim? In the world of The Unadjusteds genetic enhancements are the norm. But what if you’re not altered? What if you’re just an unadjusted? How do you survive?
Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.
However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.
With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.
The Unadjusteds is a first of a trilogy and is followed by The Rise of the Altereds & The Reckoning.
The Rise of the Altereds:
After a year of the unadjusted community living peacefully, Silver’s mother is kidnapped. President Meg Flowers has been preparing for any eventuality and unusual attacks. When a virus wipes out 90% if the population, it is with a heavy heart that she asks the mission team to take back their super abilities and head across the country, to the mountains, to defeat the last group of altereds and rescue Silver’s mother. But Silver knows Earl form when he worked with her parents and was he the creator of the hellhound. With the obstacles he has set them as they travel, she fears they may not even make it to the final battle in the Rocky Mountains.
With enemies old and new finally buried and new friendships made deep, Silver and the team return to the East Coast to begin a new life from the ashes of an apocalyptic world. But Silver doesn’t count on her own dark powers getting the better of her. Will the new enemy seduce her for the use of her powers, or will she stay true to Matt and her friends? And what of the baby? Will the baby bring a respite from grief to one of the team or will it be the ending of them all?