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If your parents loved you enough to erase you, who would you become?
You are not your body. You’re not your hair, your eyes or your nose. You’re not your diseases, your anxieties, or your psychosis. Welcome to Astor Academy where, with the right genetic coding and a stomach for the impossible, you can change not only your body but the very course of your life…
Thrust into the sexy, ultra-elite social scene, sixteen year old Savannah Van Duyn starts Astor Academy armed with only her sarcasm, a survivalist’s wit and her father’s promise that the school’s geneticist can fix her many problems at the DNA level. The foremost expert in genetic engineering, however, is teeming with so much dark secrecy it has Savannah’s skin crawling. What begins as a bold promise of genetic therapy becomes a life-threatening search for morality in an immoral cure, and an obsession to right the wrongs heaped upon her and those students who have died before her.
Swann is the first in this groundbreaking debut series of young adult novels. Prepare yourself for an unabashed, unapologetic look into today’s YA world, namely: coping with a body fit for shame, crazy mothers on meds, the notion that there’s a pill for every problem, bullying and cyberbullying, the ebb and flow of first love and all things humorous, sick and twisted. In the spirit of balance, however, Swann explores the allure of friendship, the resolve of the desperate soul to find light inside the darkness, and one girl’s path to redemption in the face of insurmountable odds. And so begins the story of the ugly duckling becoming the swan…
Five Star Review from Amazon: "This book easily surpasses five stars. There is very uniquely constructed world with relateable problems most teens and young adults can connect to. The heroine in this book is so fascinating you can even go back and read the prequel which is just all about her. I just love stories like these that almost can't really be put into a classification or they can be stuffed into several. There's nothing over done or tiresome in this book. I have no complaints at all. Now I recommend reading this before book 2 Monarch, where I get to find out if that alludes to a crown or butterfly." From Rebecca Davidson - a Verified Amazon Download
Five Star Review from Amazon: "This book was an unexpected pleasure. The writer immerses you into a secret world going on right under our noses and makes you wonder if any of it could be true. Could it? I couldn't put it down!" From Anonymous - a Verified Amazon Download