Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Twin-Bred by Karen A. Wyle

ISBN: 9781463578916
Publisher: Self / Indie
Pages: 343

On Tofarn, the human colony and the indigenous Tofa have great difficulty communicating with and basically comprehending each other. Scientist Mara Cadell, who lost a fraternal twin in utero, proposes that host mothers of either or both species carry twins, one human and one tofa, in the hope that the bond between twins can bridge the gap between te species. Mara has secretly kept her own twin, Levi, alive in her mind as a companion and collaborator.
Mara succeeds in obtaining governmental backing for her project - but both the human and Tofa establishments have their own agendas. Mara must shepered the Twin-Bred through dangers she anticipated and others that even the canny Levi could not foresee.
Will the Twin-Bred bring peace, war or something else entirely?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Twin-Bred! It was beautifully written, and as a result it was captivating from start to finish! Twin-Bred was full of quirky, heartwarming moments. Mara quickly became one of my favourite characters, because of her faith in creating The Project to improve relations between the Tofa and humans, despite her personal problems. The Twin-Bred were also my favourites because of their quirky characteristics and mannerisms. I love the cover of Twin-Bred by Karen A. Wyle, it's a wonderful representation of the story within.

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  1. Thanks so much, Rachel! A question: I haven't been describing this book as YA. Do you think that it is a crossover into that genre?

  2. Yes, I think it crosses over into YA