A unique story in a genre plagued with look-alikes. Dystopian stories can all start to look alike after a while, so when I come across a new approach, I look forward to reading them. This one did not disappoint. The author has done an excellent job of the whole series, producing a well-thought out world and a story that is hard to put down.
The Incubation Trilogy is set in a dystopian world after locusts have destroyed all the world’s food crops. Food is grown in domes protected from the locusts, and national boundaries have changed. The story is about Bio-chemistry whiz Everly Jax, who leaves the safety of her dome to accompany a friend with an unauthorised pregnancy who wants to keep her baby. Everley also wants to find out who her parents are. Thus begins a story that though about young adults is not juvenile.
Everly soon discovers how dangerous the world outside the dome is and learns that even friends cannot be trusted.
From the description:
“In a world where rebuilding the population is critical to national survival, the Pragmatist government licenses all human reproduction, and decides who can–and must–have babies. The trio face feral dog packs, swamp threats, locust swarms, bounty hunters looking for “breeders,” and more dangers as they race to Amerada’s capital to find Halla’s soldier boyfriend before the Prags can repo her baby and force the girls into surrogacy service.
“An unexpected encounter with Bulrush, an Underground Railroad for women fleeing to Outposts with their unlicensed babies, puts them in greater peril than ever. Everly must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to learn her biological identity–and deal with the unanticipated consequences of her decisions.”
The series (Incubation, Incineration and Regeneration) is all well-written, moves at the perfect pace and is engaging and sometimes surprising. Highly recommended.
I seem to remember that there were a few typos, but they weren’t enough to detract from the story.