Subject Twenty-One - Tomorrow's Ancestors (Paperback)A.E. Warren (author)
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What if our future lies 40,000 years in our past? Subject Twenty-One is an astonishing debut novel in which a young woman's refusal to accept the status quo opens her eyes to the lies her society is built on.
Elise's world is forever changed when she is given the opportunity of a lifetime - to work at the Museum of Evolution and be a Companion to the Neanderthal, Subject Twenty-One.
As a Sapien, a member of the lowest order of humans, she and others like her are held responsible for the damages inflicted on the world by previous generations. This job may be Elise's only chance to escape a stagnating life in an ostracised and impoverished community.
But it doesn't take long for Elise to realise that, away from the familiarity and safety of her home, her own secrets are much harder to conceal.
And the longer she stays the more she comes to realise that little separates her from the exhibits . . . and a cage of her own.
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
A laudable debut with a sustained narrative and characterisations that demand the reader keep on their toes. * NB Magazine *
Incredible . . . without a doubt one of the best YA sci-fi books I've ever read. * Out and About Books *
An unexpectedly wonderful read. Unique and engaging with full Jurassic vibes to boot. * Fictional Maiden *
[An] amazing debut sci-fi novel . . . I'd recommend everyone to read if you want a unique and fresh dystopian storyline * Darkling Reads *
Instantly engaging . . . widens out from a tale of a girl trying to find her own identity to a broader story encompassing an entire population's burden of oppression, and the desire for freedom * Track of Words *
This is one of the rare debuts that are really five star reads. Subject Twenty One grabbed me instantly and I couldn't put it down * DOMREADS *
This book quickly made its way into my heart as the first book that included sign language throughout . . .I was honestly could have continued to read it indefinitely, such is the excellent craftsmanship of the story and the pull in the emotions. * Lauren Sparks *
A thought-provoking and enjoyable read with intriguing premises and an original setting. * Future Fire Reviews *
A fascinating read * Cheryl M-M's Book Blog *
An interesting story, wonderfully written. * Jera's Jamboree *
Well-thought out and fun to read. * Rosie Writes *
A well-told story, incorporating some particularly interesting ideas. * Popular Science *
Warren's ideas in this book are wonderful, playing on the current ambivalence about genetic engineering and envisaging a world in which it's the basis of a whole new caste system. * The Idle Woman *
A unique and intriguing narrative in a believable dystopia. * Feed Me Fiction *
Incredibly well-written...would happily recommend it to everyone. * Blam Books *
Full of clever imaginings that make a thought provoking read . . . I found myself completely gripped by the story and fully immersed in its eerily atmospheric world. * BookClubForMe *
Really interesting and thought provoking . . . explores the idea of what it is to be human, and whether we can live alongside each other without feeling the need to be "better" than anyone else * RamblingMads *
I really loved Subject Twenty One . . . I just couldn't stop reading. This book made me cry, made me laugh, and made me think about my own life. * Nerdy Book Dragon *
A treat for nerds [with] a focus on genetic engineering and reversing extinction * Sifa Elizabeth Reads *
Absolutely fascinating! If you're a fan of Jurassic Park, Tahereh Mafi & Marie Lu's work, then this is the perfect book for you! * A Bookish Star *
I really liked this book. Right from the start the story drew me in . . . I can't wait for the next book * Mugful of Books *
So enjoyable and a super fast read . . . Made me feel proud of being a STEM girl . . . Go read this book for the adventure and discovery! * REBIREADS *
Now THIS is a book I really enjoyed . . . covers some really great themes that are both topical and interesting. Social psychology, anthropology, paleontology, bias, racism, ethics - it's got it all! * Horner's Book Corner *
Fascinating . . . has twists & turns & even broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I'd recommend this to fans of the Hunger Games, Maze Runner & Ready Player One. * BOOKIEMAMABEAR *
This Jurassic Park-esque concept grabbed me immediately . . . a fresh, gripping read with themes of suspense, trust, ethics and friendships * Book Phenomena *
I absolutely devoured this book . . . Warren did a perfect job of pulling me in and answering some of my questions, but leaving enough of it unanswered so that I want more . . . and I definitely do! I can't wait for the next instalment! * Elle Reads Books *
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