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Daughter of Nothing (The Scion Chronicles)

Few people even know that the Scion School exists. Tucked away on a private Caribbean island, the school is host to thirty-six exceptionally gifted students, all orphans. They train and study every day to prepare themselves for an immense responsibility, to lead humankind back from the brink of extinction.

At least, that’s what they’ve been told.

Among the thirty-six is Jacey, 17, one of four Scions in the Eagle class. She is the favorite of the 93-year-old headmaster, Dr. Carlhagen. But when Jacey overhears a conversation between a strange visitor and one of the school’s first graduates, she learns a stunning fact about her future. One that Dr. Carlhagen has kept from all the Scions.

Following the cryptic clues given to her by the school’s AI professor, Jacey races to untangle the truth of who the Scions are, and what the headmaster really means when he says they are bound for a great destiny.

My Review

The story takes place in an island school for 36 schoolchildren (aged 9-17)who are allegedly being raised to lead mankind in a post-apocalyptic world.  The characters were well thought out and formed. Dr Carlhagen was suitably villainous and spiteful. Belle vicious and the star of the novel, Jacey, certainly a classic heroine – smart but not too smart, talented but not full of herself.  The description of the island was clever without intruding on the story itself but giving texture to the plot unfolding. I hope I never meet a shaddle spider – can’t stand spiders!

The novel can be enjoyed by both teens and adults .  I’m really not into Science Fiction but I loved the way the plot unfolded, delivering just the right amount of anticipation for the next twist.  I found myself getting anxious during any illegal raids or searches made on the campus. The twists at the end were certainly well-played.  I found Daughter of Nothing to be a thought-provoking and highly entertaining read.  

I received an ARC of this book from Story Cartel for a true and honest review.

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