AUTHOR: K. Makansi
GENRE: YA/NA Science Fiction
PUBLISHED: 2013, Layla Dog Press
FORMAT: Paperback, 281 pages
The Famine may be over, but the Resistance has just begun.
When Remy Alexander is fifteen, her older sister is murdered in a cold-blooded classroom massacre. When the Okarian Sector hides the truth behind the attack, Remy’s family goes underground to join the clandestine and growing Resistance movement. Now, three years later, Remy is beginning to find clues about why her sister was murdered. But at the same time, Valerian Orlean, the boy Remy once loved, is put in charge of hunting and destroying the Resistance. As Vale fights to protect his people and Remy seeks justice for her sister, the two are set on a collision course that could bring everyone together – or tear everything apart. (From Goodreads)
The Sowing takes place in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by environmental collapse and a series of devastating wars that has caused a severe population decline. There is safety and prosperity to be found in the Okarian Sector, but these things come at a terrible price: freedom. Almost everything is dictated, beginning with specialized diets tailored to every individual’s needs and station. Everything is ruled by science and theÂ Okarian Agricultural Consortium, which is responsible for the breakthroughs in artificial agriculture that ensure its citizens are fed and provided with the best medicine. Not everyone is happy with the way the Consortium handles things; a growing rebellion alleges that what appears to be nurturing is actually manipulative and oppressive.