Rex Rising: Book One of Elei’s Chronicles
by Chrystalla Thoma
Elei is a sixteen to seventeen year old orphan who was discovered in a trash dump as a baby. Saved by a benevolent trash picker who uses one parasite to combat the others that are trying to ravage his body he ends up the chauffeur of another woman who treats him as her son until she is killed. An adventure of harrowing twists begins as Elei tries to fulfill the wishes of his dead benefactor, find the revolutionaries known as the Undercurrent and help bring change to a world of oppression and gendercide.
This is the first of a series that is more than a trilogy in YA to adult science fiction and it is very addicting. I enjoyed it and recommend it.