Cipher Omega is sixteen years old and a failed experiment.
She is an identical clone of the brilliant, damaged woman whose genome the scientists of the Basement were trying to copy and improve. Without the modifications they wanted, she isn’t just worthless: she’s a liability, a ticking time bomb of instincts and human weakness.
All her life she has dreamed of the freedom of life outside the laboratory, on the surface world, but when her home is destroyed and she’s left the only survivor of a hundred-year human cloning project, she is forced to face the reality of the military-ruled nation that created her. Aided by the only other surviving child of the Basement, an enigmatic solider named Tor, and two rebel journalists named Bowen and Oona Rivers, Cipher finds herself searching for answers in the wreckage of a once-great city. When the time comes, will she be able to chose between freedom and love?
Reviews for Cipher
Amazing book. I received a copy from Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for a review. I’ve gotten a couple books from them now, so I was really excited for this book. Cipher’s life is.. unusual. She lives in ‘The Basement’, an underground lab that works on clones. Cipher is the first of her kind, cloned from an unknown ‘cell mother’, and a failed experiment. Her secret? She’s dyslexic. Though it’s not a secret to everyone else, they already know and are ashamed to know, and even when she was broken out of the basement she was ashamed to tell people. [...]
Plot: I found the plot super interesting. I loved how it started, and I loved the whole idea of the basement. It was original and creative. I loved all of the characters, and I loved the plot twist! It was a really good story. I thought this was a great book, and I really hope there is a sequel. And by the way it ended, I’m guessing there will be one.
Things I Didn’t Like: With my version, you can tell that it’s a British edition or something because the words are spelled weird. And it does get kind of [...]
Cipher was a very good read. You are quickly drawn into the character and her predicament. The characters have flaws and are realistic, even as you're wishing they'd just speak up sometimes. It's a unique and interesting plot, with twists and uncertainties. It was a good read and I would definitely be interested in reading more of this series.Note: I was provided a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
But this is definitely worth the read, I really enjoyed it. Its written so well and the story is just so relateable. It's speaks of world after war, when the world is being controlled by the government. The government controls everything, like the things they see, the food the eat, the fact that they can't even have children. But most importantly I sympathized with Cipher, she felt so different and she was constantly being told that she didn't belong and yet all she wanted was to belong and to be loved. I have felt like her before, which is why [...]