Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old woman, an empty vessel with out existence adventure to attract from. She is a Beta, an experimental version of a teenage clone. She was once replicated from one other teenage lady, who needed to die to ensure that Elysia to exist.
Elysia's function is to serve the population of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest humans on the earth. every little thing approximately Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a wierd, euphoric excessive, which purely the island's workers-soulless clones like Elysia-are resistant to.
At first, Elysia's lifestyles is idyllic and pampered. yet she quickly sees that Demesne's human citizens, who may still wish for not anything, yearn. yet for what, precisely? She additionally involves become aware of that underneath the island's faultless external, there's an undercurrent of discontent between Demesne's employee clones. She is familiar with she is soulless and can't believe and shouldn't care-so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's brain?
If a person discovers that Elysia is not the unfeeling clone she needs to faux to be, she's going to undergo a destiny too negative to visualize. while her one probability at happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, feelings she's continually had yet by no means understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and wish threaten to weigh down her, Elysia needs to locate the desire to outlive.
The first in a dazzlingly unique technological know-how fiction sequence from best-selling writer Rachel Cohn, Beta is a haunting, unforgettable tale of braveness and love in a corrupted world.