Author: Daniel Gage
Edition Published: 2015
By: Daniel Gage and Vanquish Books
Goodreads: “It’s nothing personal. You’re just part of the transaction.”
Cameron Briggs always wondered what the strange birthmark on his shoulder meant. For his entire life, it seemed he was never meant to be anything special, that is, until the day it happened. Something dormant inside of him awoke.
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The first book in The Birthright Theft series by Daniel Gage, Unborn is an action filled science fiction novel following Cameron Briggs. Cam has always wondered what the scar on his back meant, now he’s about to find out.
One day, Cameron feels stronger and faster than he ever has before – something inside in him has stirred.
What Cam doesn’t know is that he’s a victim of birthright theft, something that is continuously on the rise. People with undesirable lives are being given a second chance, to be reborn into wealthy and even royal families.
But what happens to the people who have to give up their life for another?
“Are you sure, Cameron?” Dealer X asked. “Sure you want to do this, to get involved in this world?”
Cam flinched as Dealer X used his name, but it was the only sign of vulnerability he gave. But it was slowly replaced by realization as Cam’s determination solidified in his jaw.
“I’m already involved,” Cam said. “And I said, get off my partner.”
Unborn has to be one of the best, if not the best science fiction/action book I’ve ever read. The writing is impeccable, the story filled with suspense, the chapters quickly passing by as you’re caught up in the characters lives.
I loved the way the book starts with many characters that later become involved with one another’s lives. Yes, it is confusing, but I knew everything would be explained soon enough. And it was.
The best thing about this novel has to be how unique and original it is. I have never read a book quite like it, that adopts the same or similar concepts. And I think that has to be one of the most challenging things in modern novel-writing: finding something that no one else has attempted before. For that reason alone, I fell in love with this book. On top of this, I absolutely loved the plot, characters (especially Emma), and writing.
I’m so glad this is part of a series, and I will definitely be purchasing and reviewing the next book if it is released. I also loved the way this book left a lot unsaid, although it could be viewed as a single book.
The only warning I have is if you want to read this, prepare for gruesome parts. I wasn’t expecting some bits to be so detailed, so if you don’t like intimate, gruesome fights, you might have to skip a few pages.