The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
Published – March 10, 2015 by Gallery Books
Length – 384 pages
Other – Netgalley eArc, in return for an honest review
Cass and Zach live in a world where everyone is born a twin, and one of those twins has a deformity. The twin with the deformity is sent away to live as an Omega, while the so-called perfect twin stays at home as an Alpha. Sending away your twin can be a bad thing though because you share a special connection…if they die so do you.
Cass manages to hide her deformity for years before her brother Zach and parents find out. When this happens she is sent away to live as an outsider in an Omega community. But the world is changing and a resistance is building.
The characters in this book were really well-developed. It seemed as thought out as to why people would act in certain ways, and yet there was still mystery about backgrounds. We are brought over a large area and can see what effect the Alphas are having, and get to speculate on what led up to the world they are in now. I enjoyed this book, at times I forgot to pick it back up, but when I did I remembered why I was reading it.