Awakening: A Tankborn Novel

Front Cover
Lee & Low Books, Incorporated, Apr 20, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages

Before Kayla can free her fellow GENs from slavery, she must save them from a deadly virus.

Once a lowly Chadi sector GEN girl terrified of her first job Assignment, Kayla is now a valued member of the Kinship, a secret organization of GENs, lowborns, and trueborns who fight to further the cause of GEN freedom. But she is still a slave to the trueborn ruling class, and her relationship with trueborn Devak is still strictly forbidden.

Kayla longs to be truly free, but other priorities get in the way. A deadly new virus is sweeping through GEN sectors--a disease only GENs catch. And GEN warrens and warehouses are being bombed, with only the scrawled letters F.H.E. as a clue: Freedom, Humanity, Equality.

In this sequel to Tankborn, freedom and love are put aside for a moment as Kayla and her friends find a way to stop the killing ... before it's too late.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - khaalidah - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this. While not a huge fan of YA, I jump at the opportunity to read a book with a multiethnic cast of characters, and where the protagonist isn't the usual cardboard cut out. I'm also not a ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jwitt33 - LibraryThing

My Opinion: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This is the second book in the Tankborn trilogy and since I enjoyed the first book so much, I was really ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2013)

KAREN SANDLER is the author of the Tankborn trilogy as well as seventeen novels for adults and several short stories and screenplays. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software engineer, including work on the Space Shuttle program and communications satellites. She lives in northern California with her husband, Gary, and their three cats, and can often be found riding her Andalusian/Morgan mare, Belle. Find out more at

Bibliographic information