What do you guys think?
Number One (from the female character, Cass', perspective):
"Everyone in my village is crazy. They whisper behind my back about a brother I've never had. How can they all remember a boy who I know never existed? Sure, my nightmares are a little too vivid. The sight of blood terrifies me, but lots of people can't stand the stuff. There's nothing wrong with me. I'm totally sane. That's what I believed, at least.
Until the night of the earthquake.
Until I saw that broken corpse lying in the rubble.
Until I met him. "
Number Two (from the male character, Mikael's, perspective).
"They hailed the akkandi plant as a marvel of genetic engineering. A cure for world hunger. In a way, they were right. There's so few of us left now, we're much easier to feed. If the akkandi spores don't change us first.
I feel it working in me. I see its effects on my sister. It turns our fingernails into claws and our teeth into fangs. It amplifies our hunger. They say the mind is the last thing to go. I can feel my identity slipping away.
We've got to get beyond the Edge, where the plant can't reach us. But I can feel it wearing away at our minds. We're running out of time. Whoever turns first will likely eat the other. I'm ashamed to say it, but I hope it's me."