Levin Davis has it made. At 20, he’s a college graduate with a dream job, a beautiful girlfriend, and a life that can only get better – until he receives a mysterious letter suggesting his long-dead father is alive and hiding an extraordinary secret.
Distraught, Levin meets the letter’s author, who could pass for his twin. The stranger claims to be part of a genetically engineered race designed to survive global catastrophes and rebuild society, and he insists Levin and his sisters are as well.
Despite his disbelief, Levin uncovers not only the bizarre truth of his existence but also Project Renovatio’s ominous purpose – to secure genetic superiority, the new race must live according to harsh demands or risk severe penalties inflicted on their loved ones. If Levin hopes to protect his family and live a free life, he must escape Project Renovatio – or rise above himself to fight them.
“What if scientists take genetic engineering to the next level and start altering the human race? Allison Maruska writes a thrilling YA novel that will grab the attention of her readers and hold it until the end.“ – Lisa Tortorello, author of My Hero, My Ding
After weeks of hiding from the radical group that plans to turn him and his siblings into an army of genetically engineered supersoldiers, Levin wants nothing more than to get back to his old life. So when he learns they have the opportunity to return home, he jumps at the chance – all they have to do is defeat the very faction that has forced them to take refuge.
Following intense training, Levin’s group pursues the faction, but his focus isn’t solely on the fight. When he sneaks away to visit his girlfriend, he unwittingly reveals himself to the enemy. Now, he must sacrifice his own plans and desires and commit himself to a new mission – or he could lose much more than his freedom.
“Project Liberatio is a fictional treasure that will fully involve the reader. In addition to being a highly entertaining work, it is thought-provoking. This book will appeal to all readers. ”
– Tracy Miller, Contributing Writer at The Nerdy Girl Express
After suffering great loss, Levin struggles to find his place in a world that would see him as an outcast if it knew the truth of his existence. His purpose lies in keeping his siblings and the other genetically engineered youths safe. So when they start disappearing, he has no choice but to find them – a mission that becomes more urgent when his sister, Rana, is among the kidnapped.
As Rana works with the captives on an escape plan, Levin uses his extraordinary abilities to figure out where they are and who is behind the abductions. What he discovers is more serious than he could have imagined, and it’s up to him to get them back to safety while keeping them hidden from those who are supposed to be protecting them.
About the Author
Allison Maruska started her writing adventure in 2012 as a humor blogger. Her first published book, a historical mystery novel called The Fourth Descendant, was released in February, 2015. Drake and the Fliers followed in November, 2015. Project Renovatio was released in April, 2016, with the other two parts of the trilogy scheduled for release by the end of the year. Allison recently transitioned to a full-time writing career after working for thirteen years in elementary education. She’s also a wife, mom, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast.
When I first became interested in this YA adventure story, I didn’t realise it was part of a series. I soon became aware of the back-story and wanted … no, I needed …to know more.
Therefore, this review is for all three books…Project Renovatio, Liberatio and Ancora.
This trilogy is about groups of young people who have been genetically engineered to survive global catastrophes and rebuild society. Somewhere along the line, this has evolved into something far more sinister, leading to a fight for superiority, as the groups discover they must live a certain way or risk severe penalties being inflicted on the people they care for.
It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the characters. Levin, the sensible natural leader, trying desperately to find a way for them to escape and be free. His sisters, Dayla and Rana, delightfully full of youthful enthusiasm, and Dante, the archer and true rebel, all become embroiled in an impossibly tense situation.
All the characters are well defined and extremely likeable, and the situations they find themselves in are believable. The tension is strung so tight in places; it will make your head spin!
All three stories are well written and plotted, and I can heartily recommend them all…