Four-star review of Exiles by Ashley Saunders
and Leslie Saunders
In a earthquake-ravaged future Los Angeles,
twins Crystal and Jade were plucked as orphans to become students at a special
school on a mountain top by billionaire Damon Yates. This story takes place
years later when Crys has been adopted by Yates, and Jade left the confines of
the academy to lead a group of exiles, others who once attended the school and left
for various reasons. Crys has panic attacks whenever she sees her sister—or
looks in a mirror. Then a fellow ‘academy’ sibling of Crys’ and one of the
exiles turn up dead. A fast-moving, page turner with lots of good characters.
It took a while to get used to the reference of a disgraced researcher as they
and their, but Hema was an intriguing character as was Poppy, a former wife of
Damon’s and mother of his third son. This
is the first in at least a duology written by twins about twins. It’s an
interesting post-apocalyptic story, interesting enough that I want to read the
sequel when it is published in 2023.