Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.
Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.
In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime:inspiring hope.
His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years.
Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus series, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their tendency to finish each others thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they’re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo, California, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch, California. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus.She finally escaped to Queens, NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad.
As luck (and logic) would have it Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.
I was not sure what I was getting in to when I began reading this book. The synopsis seems to lean towards a more of a fantasy type novel and sometimes those can be hard to get into. Yet after the first two chapters I found myself digging into the story and wanting to read more!
The story begins with Dephon, a young boy who is living in a futuristc world and has yet to realize that he will be the person solely responsible for the future of the world. He begins his day like any normal teenager and by the end of the day he has discovered the mystical world that surrounds him and he is introduced to Jaqueline who gives him a book called The Exemeus that belonged to his mother and is supposed to lead him to his destiny.
You get just enough into Dephon's story to want to know more and then the book changes pace. The point-of-view changes to Hylaee, who is Dephon's mother. You then get to read into the past and discover what truly happened with his mother and what led up to making him so important.
I personally LOVED Hylaee's story. So many things are going on with her and I found myself unable to wait to see what happened next. She went thru so much in such a short amount of time.
I really dont want to go on much further because there are so many things happening that you need to read for yourself to experience it! I truly liked The Exemeus and found it extremely entertaining!! I recommend it to anyone who likes a good fantasy story as well as a good mystery!!
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