A cracking debut full of thrills and twists, Stephanie Saulter has created an intriguing setting in a series that is loaded with promise. Gemsigns is a fast paced book that considers all manner of ethical issues from genetically modified humans and slavery to the environment and the economy all written in a sensitive and compelling prose.
For years the human race was under attack from a deadly Syndrome, but when a cure was found – in the form of genetically engineered human beings, Gems – the line between survival and ethics was radically altered.
Now the Gems are fighting for their freedom, from the oppression of the companies that created them, and against the Norms who see them as slaves. And a conference at which Dr Eli Walker has been commissioned to present his findings on the Gems is the key to that freedom.
But with the Gemtech companies fighting to keep the Gems enslaved, and the horrifying godgangs determined to rid the earth of these ‘unholy’ creations, the Gems are up against forces that may just be too powerful to oppose.