Kidnapped (The Infinitum Government #1) by Megan Derr 4*
BLURB: Infinitum Government Code 184.108.40.2062: Genetic Experimentation Shall Be Strictly Forbidden
No job is more arduous than that of Rehab Guard—those appointed to guard the many and varied prisoners within the Infinitum Government, the ruling power of a vast interplanetary alliance. To be a Rehab Guard requires very specific qualifications and years of specialized training. It is brutal, dangerous, and often thankless job—and there is nowhere else Sean would rather be. It keeps him safe, his deadly secret safely buried, and gives him a life as close to normal as he will ever come.
Until the day new prisoner arrives, a genetically-engineered Draconis with the ability to ‘match’ to a suitable magics-capable individual and boost his power. Convicted of murder, he is sentenced to Rehab for life, and no one has ever escaped from Rehab. But no one counted on the prisoner matching with Sean, who as a human should not be capable of magics…
My Review: I have begun to realise that with Megan Derr you cannot predict where the story will take you but you can guarantee it will be interesting. She writes such wonderfully good stories, with plenty of world building in even her shortest ones. In this case the world building was on par with many well known authors with hefty tomes to place the world building into. As is also usual with Megan, her characters are fully integrated within the world they inhabit with no jarring to throw you out of their story and they keep the reader glued to the page to find out what happens next. I noticed that this was billed as #1 in a series so as soon as funds allow I will be buying the rest as I can't wait to read more about The Infinitum Government.