Christopher Molina is human, but he’s more than just human; he’s been around for about 200 years and has met a handful of people like himself. At the age of 25, people like him get their powers. He is a Map, a Molecularly Advanced Person.
Christopher longs for someone who is like him who can understand him. He does get the chance to raise and save a child, Abigail. Abigail has powers, though different than his, and they are able to form a bond. They forge a family together. Neither is alone now.
Years later, when Christopher is a doctor on staff at a hospital, he meets Zachary Bishop. They end up working a case together and find out that they are similar; they are both MAPs, and are in love. Where will this leave Abigail?
Chris and Zach is the beginning of the Variant Breed series by D.H. Starr. This is a very confusing story; there are a lot of really great ideas in the story, but the problem was making me believe what was in the story. It felt like more of an outline of a story than an actual story to me. I’m not sure the author really intended for this to be a three part series; I think it just evolved that way and that something got lost in the translation. I kept reading and hoping it would come together but it never did.
The ideas are really brilliant, but I would skip this book because of the disjointed timelines, and spews of information which are confusing and inconsistent. Historically it suffers from real problems of names and speech patterns, not to mention ideas. There are much better books out there than this one and I would spend my money on those instead.