My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Author to Review
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Book Description: What does it mean to be human?
Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.
Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.
Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left him… different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art—as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he’ll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes… or destroy him once and for all.
The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.
My thoughts: This is the second book in the Singularity series. If you haven't read The Legacy Human, I highly recommend reading it first before you begin this one. The concepts in the story are complex and in order to grasp them, it is best to start at the beginning.
Eli is now part of the rebel cause. He is one of the faces used to rally the humans and those against the ruling ascenders. His life is valuable to all factions. The government wants him to use as a tool. He is the bridge between the humans and the ascenders.
In this book Eli is beginning to understand and control his gifts. He is learning how he can use them to help stop the coming war and destruction. Many do not trust him, he doesn't trust himself. He is unsure exactly where his loyalties lie. He understands that he can change things to help humanity.
Once again, Susan Kaye Quinn has done an excellent job. She knows how to write a wonderful story. I think it would be interesting to sit down with her and find out how her mind works to come up with fascinating stories full of science fiction. Her stories deal with powers of the mind. They are cautionary stories of technology run amok.
The book contains violence, kissing, and innuendo.
About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.
Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she’s met along the way.
She doesn’t have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.
Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.