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Audio Review: Creatura

Author Nely Cab / Narrated by Helen Cricco / Reviewed by Felita Daniels

9 hours and 59 minutes

This was an intriguing story about a teenager on the verge of graduation and college. She is having trouble Creatura Audible Photosleeping and addressing this issue throws her into a world previously unknown to her. I was reviewing this in audiobook form. Honestly, I have to say I think I would have enjoyed the book more.

The narrator, Helen Cricco, decided to give David an accent. I couldn’t tell if she was going for vampire, or Russian. He’s not from Russia. I may have missed an explanation somewhere, but his mother and two brothers don’t remotely speak with an accent such as David’s.

Clair, Isis’s mother, and Gabriel’s voices came off as childish. There were times I felt Isis was taking care of her mother more than the other way around. I had trouble sorting out if I felt that way because of the narrator’s voice for the mother.

On to my comments about the plot line- I think the writing is solid. Isis starts out with her sleep problem, but soon has additional discoveries and conflicts in her life. She’s navigating a current romance, dealing with an ex, finding out about her birthright and secrets her mother may have kept from her. The author did a good job of interweaving these so that the novel felt like it was going forward to a critical point. Isis shows strength at times, and doubt at others. There’s a nice blend.

There is a lot resolved near the end, but there is a cliffhanger that will draw you into the second novel in the series. I would recommend the book version of this novel to anyone who enjoys young adult paranormal with a dash of drama.

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Parched – Dream Cast

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ParchedParched
by Georgia Clark
YA Romantic Sci-Fi
Hardcover, 312 Pages
March 14th 2014 by Holiday House
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Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.

 

“Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates.

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Georgia is gearing up to teach a short, online writing class about writing sci-fi through a Lit Reactor course. Want to go check it out and join? Go HERE! Begins January 14th.

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Meet Tessendra ‘Tess’ Rockwood

Age: 16

Hair: Black (dyed)

Eyes: Blue

Favorite food: Mushroom risotto

Favorite possession: Mack (a hunting knife)

Following her mother’s murder, Tess fled her safe and easy life in the domed city of Eden to spend an aimless year in the rough ‘n’ ready Badlands. Here she changed her name, taught herself the local dialect Malspeak, and learned to hunt, protect herself and survive on her own.

Tess is independent to a fault, sarcastic, and brave. One reviewer compared her to Jack Bauer, while another felt strongly that even though she’s hella tough, she’s relatable. She isn’t afraid to throw herself into the fray, and once she works out who, exactly, she loves, she’ll die to protect them. She’s definitely flawed, but hey: aren’t we all?

In creating the character of Tess, I drew on the most headstrong and funny parts of my personality, as well as classic YA heroines like The Hunger Games’ Katniss and Graceling’s Katsa.

Dream Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz

Ah, Chloe, how I love thee. Let me count the ways! How about her hilarious turn as Alec Baldwin’s duplicitous niece, Kaylie Hooper, in the LOL-inducing 30 Rock? Or her understated take on Abby, the spookily shy vampire girl in Let Me In? But of course, the reason why we know she’d be perfect for Tess was the uninhibited badassery of Hit Girl, the pint-sized, foul-mouthed assassin in Kickass. Girl’s got sass and style for days. I’d love to see Ms Moretz take on the Trust, don’t you agree?

 

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New Release: Spark Rising

by Kate Corcino

Giveaway Celebrating the Publication Date: December 15th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

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Synopsis

All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising.

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New Adult Science Fiction

Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.

Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.

Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.

The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.

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New Release: Walled

Walled Book CoverWalled (The Line #2) by Anne Tibbets

Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: December 1st 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult (Book 2 of 2)

Synopsis

Freedom means making brutal choices.Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

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