Tankborn #(2020)



  • Title: Tankborn
  • Author: Karen Sandler
  • ISBN: 9781600606625
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
Tankborn By Karen Sandler,

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn familBest friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds secrets and surprises not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul s great grandson Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite Together they hatch a plan to save the disappearing children Yet can GENs really trust humans Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, revealing secrets no one is ready to face.

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When is the DNA surely human When is it not I speak I feel I laugh and cry She broke off and looked away briefly Some things I want so badly I think I ll die of it I do worship the Infinite But to be told everyday that I m not human In the 400 years since the end of Earth, human society is a vastly different place on the Planet Loka There are levitating cars, strange monstrous creatures, and babies that are suddenly taken by the government without any explanation Best friends Kayla and Mishalla [...]

This is one of those very rare occasions when I feel comfortable recommending a book I didn t enjoy myself Tankborn is a story that raises some very important issues and manages to make all the necessary points while completely avoiding a condescending tone It is a dystopian novel with elements of science fiction, and I think it s safe to say that it stands out among the too many dystopian novels that seem to be growing like mushrooms these days There are three levels of society in Tankborn tank [...]

Let s just get straight to it I loved Tankborn If I m being really, really honest, I wasn t looking too forward to reading it It s the second to last book in my Dystopian August schedule and I had yet to come across a book that was mostly dystopian I ve had post apocalyptic and science fiction, often with dystopian type aspects and some with none but nothing like Matched, Divergent, The Giver or The Hunger Games traditional dystopian societies The reason I was apprehensive about Tankborn was tha [...]

Read This Review More Like It On My Blog Tankborn surprised me What I initially assumed was simply a run of the mill, churn em out quick young adult dystopia, Tankborn emerges as a strong novel with compelling adult ish themes about defining what humanity and beauty mean to every individual Clocking in at a nice length of almost 400 pages, Karen Sandler creates a distinctive, dark and utterly readable world with her science fiction gem I would put her indie published Tankborn up there with The H [...]

Original review posted at Nose in a BookOh, my goodness, is that a person of color on the cover of a YA novel It is And she s beautiful, and Sandler is awesome for writing about women of color in a genre that is inundated with stories about white teenagers, their special powers and their absent parents And that cover is beautiful by itself with all that green and blue I would apologize for starting this review with a little politics, but seriously This book is about two women of color who were g [...]

Generations ago, a select few fled Earth to colonize a new world The rich who funded the project became known as high born, the scientists and engineers into demi status and the laborers as lowborn The low born were only supposed to stay in indentured servitude for 50 years, but by that time, the caste system was too entrenched to break out of Just when lowborn riots started becoming a serious problem, the GENs appeared Gifted with the strength or senses of animals, with brains that could be wip [...]

At first I was hesitant on reading Tankborn I don t know why I just was I requested it from NetGalley on whim I heard about it from Lenore s August dystopian, but that was it And when I saw it on NetGalley I requested it to see what it was all about.I almost gave up, fifty pages in It takes a long time to get started, but when it does, it s amazing I m so glad I didn t give up because it s such a powerful book.Cynthia Leitich Smith s blurb, A riveting, romantic, sci fi mystery that explores the [...]

Kayla una NGM, una non umana geneticamente modificata concepita artificialmente in una capsula, presenta parte di DNA di origine animale Tale DNA in grado di dare ai soggetti che lo posseggono particolari caratteristiche nel caso di Kayla, un enorme forza nelle braccia A questo punto probabilmente starete pensando che quindi Kayla sia una specie di super eroina Niente di pi sbagliato Gli NGM del pianeta Loka sono infatti trattati in tutto e per tutto come schiavi Privi della libert , a quindici [...]

It s kind of funny reading through the other reviews of this book, everyone is all O dystopia and the reason I was excited to read it was because it s a science fiction book and I cut my teeth, so to speak, on science fiction And, in the interest of disclosure, it s also published by the publisher of my new book Cat Girl s Day Off , which is how I came by my copy On a planet settled by people who had fled Earth some years before, society is rigidly divided into castes based on the caste system i [...]

Originally Reviewed on The Book Smugglers thebooksmugglers 2012 03 bOn the distant world of Loka, lightyears away from Earth, humanity has changed Separated into distinct, non transmutable castes, Lokans run the spectrum from trueborn humans of untainted DNA and significant wealth to lowborn humans living in shanties and working menial jobs At the very bottom of the hierarchy of power are the GENs tankborns with human and animal DNA, as well as some machine integration, noted by a telltale tatto [...]

I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Kayla is a GEN, a Genetically Engineered Non Human, born into a life of servitude and a member of the lowest rung of society Despite her life s hardships, she loves the people she has come to know as her family and is not looking forward to her official assignment at the age of 15 When she receives a mysterious package that she must deliver and is then assigned to serve a high ranking family, her ideas about her [...]

Tankborn is a reference to how GENs Genetically Engineered Non natals are created, rather than nurtured in a womb, they are in a tank Because of this they are considered non Human even though they are mostly created with human DNA and maybe a bit of animal DNA to enhance physical attributes they would need on the future job assignment they are being created for Because of their non human status they are the untouchables of this society, both literally and figuratively.Kayla and Mishalla are best [...]

It s been a while since I ve picked up a book that is mainly science fiction and enjoyed it so much Karen Sandler introduces us to Loka, a planet that the people of Earth colonize in the future due to Earth s climate crumbling down, and in the process introduces us to a whole new vocabulary Names of plants, animals, inanimate objects, all strange names for strange things It is truly a fascinating new world Fans of dystopia and a little known movie called Avatar will enjoy this.Tankborn is told f [...]

Premetto che, contrariamente a quanto si legge in giro, questo NON un distopico merce molto pi rara di questi tempi oddio, non che i distopici come Suzanne Collins comanda siano proprio frequenti come margherite un ottimo romanzo di fantascienza per ragazzi, scritto con competenza, con una solida trama e la capacit di lasciare molte domande non domande banali come ma Tizio si metter con Caia, o con Sempronia , n il pianeta Loka esploder o la popolazione tirer le cuoia per la fame o si salveranno [...]

Tankborn was definitely another reminder to me not to judge books by their covers, which I will undoubtedly continue to do ad infinitum Still, I know I shouldn t The only reason I requested this on NetGalley was because of the golden word dystopia in the description If it says dystopia, I will read it So yeah, the cover s not the best and, yet again, does not seem to depict one of the main characters , but don t let that stop you.The characters and the story both intrigued me right off It took a [...]

I m really getting into dystopia types of books and really enjoyed reading this one I liked the author s story of the future, DNA technology and the struggle to overcome matrix or appearance of what actually is reality.However, I will say that it was not as an easy read as Delirium and XVI and a few others I have read The beginning started really slow for me, and I almost lost interest I understand the author was trying to describe the setting, but I found it really unnecessary especially in des [...]

When earth became uninhabitable, the rich decided to pack up and head into space Realizing they needed laborers to build the ships and their new homes, they brought along indentured servants creating instant hierarchy and discord To placate the lowborn, the rich created another race to serve, these were the the Tankborn rather than natural born These new people were enhanced with animal dna and programmed with special skills that could help them in their labors Kayla is a tankborn and at the age [...]

3.5 stars, but I m giving it a half star bonus on principle like I did with For The Win I would rather see 3.5 star books with a diverse cast and well thought out SF worldbuilding than 3.5 star books filled with the same old stuff.I think now that this world is built, she ll be able to unclench a bit and have fun with characterization in future installments The people felt stiff to me, the romance a bit rushed, the conversations a bit lifeless.The world really carried this I want to see of th [...]

Initial thoughts slow moving in the first part, but that s a good thing for this book A lot of the book involves very important and interesting and creative world building, so it needs a patient reader It picks up quite a bit later on and throws in a lot of things I didn t see coming I would say this is not a book for a casual SF reader, mostly because the world takes a lot of dedication to understand You ve got to really enjoy that aspect of SF to enjoy the book.I thought the romances were a li [...]

Excellent world created by Karen Sandler Believable and interesting The Eastern influences were very interesting and one of my favorite aspects of the book Took a turn that I was NOT expecting and appreciated.

Very slow to get started, because there s a lot of world building to establish And that world building is good, makes sense in context, and is fairly comprehensive I just didn t really fall in love with the characters.

13 November 2015 1.99 on Kindle

Tankborn by Karen Sandler tells the story of fifteen year old Kayla and her best friend Mishalla Kayla is waiting to be given an Assignment, something all GENs Genetically Engineered Non humans receive when they turn fifteen And then these GENs are sent away from their families, sometimes so far away they can never return, in order to complete these jobs And, since GENs aren t allowed to use any form of communication except word of mouth, they usually never get the chance to speak to their famil [...]

So, firstly, a big thank you to NetGalley and Lee Low Books for a copy of this book This book was ah mazing to read, I enjoyed it so much It was right up my alley, with the sci fi and the genetic engineering and people who are sort of like part computer in a way loved the story world, loved the story.Tankborn takes place in the distant future Earth is ruined, and humans have been living on a different planet for possibly hundreds of years now I didn t quite catch how far in the future this is, m [...]

Con Kayla6982 inauguriamo la lettura della trilogia YA young adult fantascientifica bio distopica con cenni romance, di Karen Sandler, chiamata Tankborn.La storia di Kayla inizia su Loka, un pianeta in cui gli umani sono emigrati 400 anni prima a seguito della distruzione ambientale della Terra Su Loka, che ci viene descritta dall autrice statunitense con grande precisione dando sfoggio di un invidiabile immaginazione, la societ organizzata in fazioni, o meglio caste.Gli NGM, ovvero gli esseri c [...]

I usually stay away from anything science fiction, but since this one was labeled as dystopian too and I love those , I thought I should give it a try I am very glad I did, because Tankborn has become a top favorite Humans left the Earth and settle on Loka, an arid planet with two suns and almost no green except in the genetically grown preserves They survived by building a caste system, that kept everyone in its place In an attempt to make lowborns agreeable to high born rule, they created Gen [...]

A complete review, with spoilers appears on my blog.I started out not liking Tankborn It features a hellacious info dump in first ten pages, yet despite this, too many questions remain unanswered If it s like this for the whole 372 pages methought twill be a long day s journey into night It immediately depressed me with all the hallmarks of a bad fantasy romance the flawed girl Kayla , the perfect boy Devak who comes to her rescue and it s instadore Guess where Kayla s assignment will be There s [...]

At some point in the future, humans colonize the planet Loka It is here on the continent of Svarga that different caste systems exist with True Humans at the top gestated in the womb while Genetically Engineered Non humans exist to serve those above them These GENS are born into tanks and fused with technology, a skill set sket and animal DNA.As best friends Mishalla and Kayla embark on their separate assignments, new information comes to light to either destroy them or set them free.Sandler s p [...]

Pros fascinating caste system, excellent world building, interesting characters, quick pacedCons the romances seem to happen fast and are, given the environment, a little unrealisticFor Parents no sex, no language, minimal violenceKayla is a GEN, a Genetically Engineered Non human Her right cheek is tattooed with her DNA mark, where anyone can use a datapad to access her annexed brain and where the details of her job will be stored when she s given her work assignment That assignment will be bas [...]

Move over 1984 and Animal Farm Karen Sandler has something to say, and we should listen She could be compared to Margaret Atwood Tankborn, refers to the quasi people and animal mixes GENs Sandler s new world produces by way of gene DNA splicing to birth lowborns These lowborns are made to be the workers, indeed the slaves, of the new world and to set the lowest chaste of the society While the GENs think and feel for the most part at different levels parceled out to them, they can be reprogrammed [...]

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