By Kristen Flood
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Inno shouldn’t exist. But she does. She is very real. Born illegally outside of the breeding facilities, she has been raised to believe that it is her duty to infiltrate Ares Academy and take down the government. But can she fit in with the obedient masses of the military? Pepper should be dead. She should have had her memories wiped and been placed on the streets to die. But she was immune. She has spent her life undergoing experiment after experiment and now has been charged with one task. But can she be trusted to spy for her captors? Mint is a military officer. The Seers have deemed him worthy of joining Ares Academy. There he will be molded into the perfect solider, the unshakable image of obedience, efficiency, and apathy. But what if there was another way? Is standing up worth standing out?
Seeking Incandescence is a really intriguing story. As a young adult, I feel like this book is a perfect YA book. Full of action and three pretty rad main charters, any book loving teen will enjoy this. I do think that this a typical book, if that makes sense, I wasn't exactly surprised or shocked. It felt cliche at some parts, but overall it's written well. The three main charters, Inno, Pepper and Mint are their own and I really enjoyed the POV change. It wasn't confusing and it's always nice to read more then one characters perspective. At times, the book did feel slow at some of the parts but it wasn't like "ugh god I dunno if I'l make it to the next page" slow. Overall I give Seeking Incandescence four stars!
Kristen Flood is a YA science fiction author and poet. At twenty-two, Kristen published her first book, The Museum: A Collection of Dark Poetry. Now twenty-three, she has released her second book, Seeking Incandescence. Kristen lives in Missouri with her husband and son. When she’s not writing or chasing her toddler she spends her time cramming for tests and turning in last minute assignments at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Kristen plans to release two books in the coming year but until then she is just trying to get through finals.