Peacock Swamp: Book 1 | The NineIn 2064, The Nine are preparing to assemble. This board of individuals is President Madame LaFonte’s solution to an ailing nation in search of medical care. While it seemed ideal at first, the folks of the borough are quickly discovering it isn’t quite what it seems. The lucky ones are issued a red gown and another chance at life. That’s the happy ending. However, not everyone gets a red gown. The others have to make their own second chance at life–if they’ve got the heart to do what it takes.
When the superstitions of the swamplands run just as deep as the mud, every little bit of luck helps. They named her Vitalia, a name that means life. But her name was the only advantage that she had. In need of a heart transplant, Vita leaves Peacock Swamp behind to stand before The Nine. With her family by her side, they run into the dangers that government healthcare has created: an underground medical clinic that services the rejected citizens…for a price.
Her whole life has been a struggle. Why should her death be any different?
Vitalia is a seventeen year old girl, who has a heart disease that makes her weaker and weaker, TRhe only chance on life is when she goes to the city with her family and goes in front of a council to plea for her case and hope they will help her giving her a new heart. It is dangerous in the city where she and her brother just escape a group(the Ruggeros) that harvest illegally organs. A group born because of President LaFonte's policy. Hope is that Vita will be chosen by the judges for a heart transplant.
Love the book I could no lay it down, Adored the characters even the so called bad ones Finch and his Uncle Rowlnd, the plots and twists. I can not wait to read more fro Katie!