The Two Towers

Jamie A. Waters
The Two Towers
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MuseItUp Publishing
Release Date
April 2014
Book 1 of The Two Towers series
Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Book One in The Two Towers series (Post-Apocalyptic Romance)
Winner of Readers' Favorite Award (Science-Fiction Romance) and CIPA EVVY Award (Science-Fiction)

One hundred and fifty years after the earth was ravaged by war, the two self-sustaining towers built by OmniLab continue to offer a safe haven for those who paid the hefty price to assure their family's survival. But on the surface, there are others who have survived over the years struggling to barter and trade artifacts found within the ruins of the crumbling cities in exchange for critical supplies.

When Kayla, a ruin rat skilled in computer hacking and scavenging, discovers a strange artifact known as The Aurelia Data Cube, she finds herself inadvertently caught up in a series of events that threatens the lives of the mysterious and elusive people within OmniLab.

Carl, an unorthodox negotiator with a head for business, is determined to eradicate the corruption amongst his OmniLab brethren and has no qualms about using Kayla to do it. Unfortunately, he wasn't counting on the vastness of the corruption or his own feelings for the headstrong woman who turns his life upside down.

Caught between the life she knew and a dangerous world that's claimed her as their own, Kayla learns the fearful truth behind just how far one man will go to obtain power and how far she'll go to survive.

Book Review by Avonna Loves Genres (reviewer)
Jul 09, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
95 people found the following review helpful
I am so happy I tried THE TWO TOWERS (Book #1, Post-Apocalyptic Romance) by Jamie A. Waters! This book is an exciting start to a new YA post-apocalyptic romance series. It is a mix of sci-fi, paranormal and YA romance done right. It has well planned and executed world-building, realistic dialogue and plot twists throughout. I find it hard to believe this book is from a first time author!

The world of THE TWO TOWERS is set 150 years after a devastating war that left the Omnilab Towers and few survivors on the surface of the Earth. The Towers contain the Inner Circle that had them created for survival of their families to keep their bloodlines pure and for those who paid well enough to survive with them. The survivors on the surface of the earth are the "ruin rats". They scavenge through the remains of the past for artifacts they can trade for survival to traders, who are lower level Omnilab employees represented in different districts on the surface.

Kayla grew up on the surface with an adopted family and is one of the best ruin rats ever. She has an uncanny ability to find some of the best artifacts even after the traders have cleared a section and the rats are just left with the remains. She is also able to computer code and pick locks better than anyone. She finds The Aurelia Data Cube and sets in motion the plot that will carry her and her friends forward to discover her biological roots, powers and the corruption in The Towers.

Kayla is a fantastic heroine! She is small and sexy, a powder keg if you get her riled, but she is also loyal and loving to a fault. The differences in her two romantic interests, Carl, a Trader and Alec, a member of the Inner Circle, couldn't be greater, but they both love her and are willing to do anything to keep her.

This series is a must continue for me!
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