Stateless - Meli Raine


By Meli Raine

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 72 Ratings


When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our teachers forgot one important detail:

Pawns shouldn’t have hearts.

Yet we do.

It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon.

And I know exactly where mine are aimed.

The first in an all-new series by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.


  • Good series beginning

    By Natb99999
    Another fantastic book by Meli Raine. The start to a great series of intrigue, deception, and possibly love? In Stateless where your own twin can GE an enemy who can you trust? Romantic feelings are off the table. Government anarchy is high on the list. And who do you trust, anyone? Who is the enemy? Nothing like a good cliffhanger to keep you waiting for the second book. ARC was provided in return for an honest feedback.
  • She’s done it again!

    By HappyPlaceReader
    Absolutely love this book! Raine manages to captivate with this intriguing story that’s already pulled in other familiar storylines!!! As someone who has read and love every single one of her books, I can’t wait for Traceless and the rest of this series!
  • Long awaited perfect book

    By Amigee
    I've read the other trilogies.... cannot believe I have to wait a month to start the 2nd stateless book. They should have all been released!
  • What an epic start to this portion of this series!!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    What an epic start to this portion of this series!! We finally get information and stories from the other side with the start of Stateless, and I was so excited to get my hands on this! Giving us some background and a prequel of sorts in the beginning really helped to understand these characters and their mission. Kina and Callum have been raised by Stateless since they were four and are given two different tracks within the organization. While Callum is sent for the top, Kina is kept back and it seems that Kina is actually the best of them all and is being stunted by someone unknown. Also thrown into the mix is Kina’s twin sister Glen, and the push and pull between her feelings and instincts about both Callum and Glen show the mortality that Kina exhibits that is a blessing and a curse for her. As Callum has grown within the organization, he finds out more and becomes weary of what he has been told his entire life. Towards the end of the book, we catch up to understanding who Callum actually is in relation to the previous books, in addition to his plan to somehow stop Stateless while also saving Kina. I was insanely enthralled with this book (in addition to the rest in this overall series) and I can’t wait to see where the author takes these characters as well as the Stateless organization! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Twisty Turny and Wonderful

    By Doingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzz
    This was a masterful tale of a conspiracy so huge that one can’t even fathom how far reaching it is: Stateless. Callum and Kina are perceived to be at opposite ends of the Stateless spectrum: he is one of the top protégés being culled to be a future leader while she is “The Mule,” seen as weak and a target upon which others can prey. But while Kina feels and is seen as weak, Callum sees it as an actual a strength—one he hides from all but Kina. Their connection may be what saves them, or their downfall. Meli Raine has surpassed herself yet again. The Harmless and False series have been leading up to this and I wait with baited breath for the rest of this series.
  • Can’t wait for more!

    By Sandialys
    I just love Meli Raine’s books. This one did not disappoint. This is a stand alone, but I think you will get more from it if you start with Harmless Little game and read all of the spin-offs in order. If you don’t you will definitely want to after you read this one. As always, I was hooked from start to finish. I loved finding out how they became stateless. I really like these characters and I can’t wait to read the next one. What a cliffhanger!
  • Good start

    By Laura__F
    Meli Raine has been on my TBR forever but life has always gotten in the way of me starting any of her series. But, since this is a new one, I decided to dive in. I did feel a little lost about what Stateless is and I wonder if that's because I haven't read any of the interconnected series to this one. Once I finally felt like I understood what was happening, I was totally into this story and couldn't put it down. There's so much suspense that I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, waiting to see what was going to happen. This book ends on a cliffhanger, which isn't usually my jam, but this only made me more excited for book two!!
  • Excellent read

    By ledoss
    The first in this new series and let me just say “WOW”! This is another link in the chain of the previously published series’ and the wagons are circling. What happens when corrupt, greedy, rich, powerful people decide to grab children and train them to be single minded, soulless, killing machines, placing them in or close to positions of power. This is the first book and does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. Don’t miss this one!