By The Book Swarm

Science fiction can be difficult, especially with the required worldbuilding but Karen Sandler does a nice job creating an Earth-like world on a distant planet…This ‘date’ is with Kayla, who I feel is the star of the book. She’s a strong and interesting character, unwilling to accept her ‘place’ as a slave and, though a series of incidents including a small romance with a trueborn boy, truly shakes things up in their society. I especially like her relationship with the family’s patriarch, who’s a bit of a rebel himself and, of course, just brimming with secrets…Racism and class-ism run rampant in this society and is deftly handled through both Kayla and Mishalla’s points of view. All in all, TANKBORN is a series I’m looking forward to continuing.