#FridayReads

13 Nov

 

transferral

I am soooo looking forward to curling up and reading this evening. It’s all rainy and windy and dreary here, so perfect reading weather in my books.  Once I get some work done I’ll be delving into Kate Blair’s Transferral. I started it Tuesday night and I really like it so far, even though I’m only about twenty pages in. I have a feeling that once I hunker down, I’ll probably finish it tonight.

Here’s what it’s about:

London, England, present day. This is the world as we know it, but with one key difference: medical science has found a way to remove diseases from the sick. The catch? They can only transfer the diseases into other living humans. The government now uses the technology to cure the innocent by infecting criminals.

It is into this world that Talia Hale is born. Now sixteen and the daughter of a prime ministerial candidate, she discovers that the effort to ensure that bad things happen only to bad people has turned a once-thriving community into a slum, and has made life perilous for two new friends.

When Talia’s father makes an election promise to send in the police to crack down on this community, Talia can only think of how much worse things will be for her friends. Will she defy her father to protect them, even if it means costing him the election?

Transferral, the debut from Kate Blair, is a chilling look at a world gone wrong because of its efforts to do right.

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