“a very different kind of young superhero
not out to save the world
The Ingenious, and the Colour of Life:
YA/NA sci-fi (The Ingenious Trilogy Book 1)
Seven children born with a genius gene.
One professor that connects them all.
Hundreds of forgotten graves.
A unique group of teenagers. They should have been celebrated worldwide as outstanding products of bio-technology, but instead, they are abandoned and anonymous. An ordinary girl next door, a homeless boy rummaging through rubbish, a pampered child of a well-to-do family. They are all but forgotten, until the mysterious disappearance of one of the children brings out of hiding the man that connects them all – Professor Harald Wolff, the geneticist who created them. No longer the distinguished scientist he once was; he is now blind, broken, and a recluse.
Brought together, the remaining children’s abilities evolve in unexpected ways. Forced to confront an unknown enemy, the full potential of their genius is unlocked. But exceptional as they are, they must learn the dangers of being too clever for their own good, and that they are just one small strand in the complex web of life.
No ordinary tale of good vs evil, this story warns of the evil that lurks inside us all, and our struggle to triumph over it with good. And so the Ingenious children must combine their unique gifts to combat the evil within – resulting in an epic battle of the world’s greatest minds.
“Never before have I read a debut novel with such poise, elan and finesse! Ms. Sam nails it!!… Surprisingly, the plot line drew me in, and hooked me with its ingenuity (pun intended).” Aniruddha M, Reviewer aniblogshere
“The author has a unique holistic approach to detail that engages all of your senses. She has also left little, unexpected gifts throughout the book, which takes your sensory experience to a whole new level. If you read this book, you’ll know what I mean.” Natalie Jones, Author
“I loved how every single character had a very unique and complex story and abilities… This is not only a story about prodigious kids and their love for science and technology, but a story about passion, friendship, finding purpose and identity.” Andre Gonzalez, Reviewer
“An impressive debut full of a rich tapestry of description and well-rounded, relatable characters. The thematic elements around nature, themes of good and bad and how love prevails make Ingenious stand out from the usual crop and really touch you in a deeper way. After three chapters I was hooked and in tears by the final page. Thank you so much for writing this book, I think everyone should read it. Now I just want to read the next one!!” Romane A, Goodreads Reviewer
About the Author
Sadly, the characters in J.Y. Sam’s books are far more interesting than she is! She’s married, has a beautiful if somewhat crazy daughter, a thoroughly sensible son, and a rather… shall we say, ‘unique’ Italian husband. She lives a quiet life working at home, surrounded by her cat, Phoebe, her duck, Rosie, four java finches, and a shoal of rapidly multiplying tank fish. Worryingly, she chats much more with her animals (they don’t answer back) than with her family…
It took around five years to write her first book ‘The Ingenious’, and now that it’s published, she’s hoping that the gestation period for books 2 and 3 in the trilogy will be much shorter! Otherwise, she and her one fan will probably die of old age… And she cannot, and must not, leave an incomplete trilogy – or the universe will almost certainly implode. So watch this space…
Check out jysamofficial.com for further updates.
Contact the author on email@example.com