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“Kari is a total feminist badass. The series is YA for a fun, independent brainy chick.” 
Carmen Joy King

"...brought to mind Narnia...the Matrix...the X-Files." 
Paul Little, 5-star review 


“Someone told this author to grab you from the first paragraph and not let go.”

Jennifer Elizabeth Hyndman, 5-star review 

"...when I thought I had figured a mystery out the author proved me wrong (just how I like it)." 
Bandora Fox, 5-star review 

"A book that will keep you on the edge of your seat!" 
Kelly Ferrill, 5-star review 

Kari Marriner’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her. 

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains... something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this? 

Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother. 

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, was published to critical acclaim in January 2015, followed by book 3, Diamond Splinters in May 2016. 

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Goodreads raves 

“So hard to put down” 5-star review 

“A bizarre and scary world” 5-star review 

“Kari's adventure was thrilling!” 4-star review 

“It's unique (never read anything like it before)” 5-star review 

“Filled with mystery and danger” 5-star review 

“Can't wait for the sequel.” 5-star review 

“Who doesn't love hot aliens?” 5-star review 

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