Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter

Into the Wild

Read Tentacle and Wing Online Free - Twelve-year-old Ada is a Chimera, born with human and animal DNA thanks to a genetic experiment gone wrong. Because being a “kime” is believed to be contagious, she has kept her condition—complete with infrared vision—hidden. But a surprise test outs her, and Ada is shipped off to a quarantined school for kimes.

There Ada meets kids of many different shapes, stripes, and appendages, such as a girl with dragonfly wings and a seal-boy. As she adjusts to her new life, Ada senses that the facility is keeping a secret that could upend everything the world knows about Chimeras. But will someone put a stop to her efforts to uncover the truth?


Title : Tentacle and Wing
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ISBN : 1328707334
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Kathy rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

Sarah Porter’s TENTACLE & WING is a deeply moving, viscerally super-charged middle grade sci-fi thriller that had me from the first page. The story is set in the near-future, after a genetic mishap has resulted in children being born as chimeras, with both human and animal DNA. Twelve-year-ol...

Vanessa rated it ★★★★☆

October 20, 2017

First thing about this novel to grab my attention was the very creative book cover. I noticed events in the novel happen one after the other not much filler story in the novel keeps you interested which is great as Middle school kids get distracted quite easily. For someone as myself who is not i...

Silea rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

Based on the cover material, i was expecting a fairly light-weight standard early-YA 'being different isn't bad' story, but with tentacles and wings. And it does start out pretty low-key, an introduction to our main character, her family, her world. But it turns darker and darker as it goes, from...

Wendy rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2017

In ‘Tentacle and Wing” an imaginative middle school sci-fi thriller the whole of South Fork, Long Island has been quarantined because babies with human and animal DNA are being born thanks to a generic experiment gone wrong. Because being a “kime” is thought to be contagious, and each considered...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2017

Thank you to HMH Kids for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! I have read a couple of Sarah Porter novels before this one, and I'd have to say I liked TENTACLE & WING the best! For a YA fantasy novel this was surprisingly complex and a great lighter suspense (geared towards mid...

Jenny rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 05, 2017

Ada learned at a young age that she does not see the world as humans do. Ada is a kime - a Chimera born with a combination of human and animal DNA. Most kimes are easy to spot as they have things such as wings, fur, tentacles, or other animal attributes. But Ada looks 100% human on the outside. T...

Hazel rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2017

For a middle grade novel this really had some heavy elements in it! Tentacle and Wing is a story about a girl named Ada who's father told her to hide the fact that she's different. A different that's misunderstood in her small world and could put her in danger. So for years just her and her father...

Alexa rated it ★★★☆☆

July 21, 2017

Though Ada seems young at the beginning of this story, she grows up quickly among the kimes--short for chimera. They are under quarantine on Long Island but something is not quite right, as you might expect. It actually turns out there are some really sinister forces at work, and they aren't glos...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

September 10, 2017

This is a fast-paced sci fi / fantasy that covers a lot of ground - it is both an ecological cautionary tale and an exploration of acceptance and tolerance. The characters are compelling (especially the chimera - the non-kime “regulars” are mostly pretty awful humans) and Ada’s voice is strong an...

Holly rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

Excellent! Loved the similarities between the X-Men kids and these characters. Wonderful descriptions of the various chimeras. The only thing that really bothered me was the lack of adults who were the "good guys." The only one that was truly looking out for the kids was the doctor who had lost h...

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