Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Sci- Fi YA
Book Description: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side. Pursued for a secret he does not possess and with the fleet at his heels, he has but one thought: to stay alive.
His pursuers aren’t inclined to sit down and talk, although that’s not the end of Elei’s troubles. The two powerful parasites inhabiting his body, at a balance until now, choose this moment to bring him down, leaving Elei with no choice but to trust in people he hardly knows. It won’t be long before he realizes he must find out this deadly secret — a secret that might change the fate of his world and everything he has ever known — or die trying.
My thoughts: Imagine a world where the water is controlled by an elite race. Where the people of the world scrounge and live in dives where much of the area is uninhabited and derelict. This is the world of Rex Rising.
Elei is a driver for a prominent pharmaceuticals person. She is murdered, but before she dies, she shoots him, but a bullet is never found. He now has the elite race hunting him. Everyplace he goes, destruction follows. He is hunted for information that he doesn't remember, the final words his boss told him before her death.
This is a very interesting book and fast paced plot. Elei has parasites infecting his body. The elite race has a parasite, that what they use to control the world. The theories behind the use of parasites is very interesting. One parasite is used to tame and control another.
The book has some mild swearing and a semi-graphic sexual situation.
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