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Leaning on Water


Karen Abbott


Livinthea (Livi) Park is the top pilot at the Galactic. She has an intuitive feel for flight and fine-tuned reflexes that are almost too good to be true. Unbeknownst to everyone, including Livi herself, Livi carries the Mark of Dresden—a rare mutation that makes it possible for her blood to assimilate into nanobots that can enhance her abilities and prolong her life. When she is discovered by the Quadrati, a drone race intent on the destruction of humans, Livi must choose to remain human or become a Bionic, a human who has undergone the nanobot transformation. Friendships, loyalties, and determination are all tested as Livi is thrust into the forefront of the war and pushed to her physical and mental limits.