Author: Stewart Hotston
Genre: Science Fiction
Helena is one of the Oligarchs, genetically-enhanced, centuries old families who rule the world. As a new world war begins, she is ordered to find a boy who could save the human race from genocide. Yet all is not as it seems; Helena’s finds enemies on all sides, intent on bringing about the war with all its horrific consequences. To make matters worse, Helena’s own integral AI, accidentally freed from its constraints, challenges both her motives and her identity, yet she has no choice but to accept its treacherous aid if she is to have any hope of surviving those who need her dead.
“A Family War” was an amazing book, and I loved it. Helena is awesome, and she makes such an interesting character. She didn’t need people to save her all the time, she was strong, capable, and I felt a connection to her right away. The storyline totally rocked, and the writing was brilliant, and not too heavy on the technology.science explanations.