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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

1.4 by Mike Lancaster

THE FUTURE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT

Sequel to 0.4

In the far future, people no longer know what to believe…Did Kyle Straker ever exist? Or were his prophecies of human upgrades nothing more than a hoax?

Peter Vincent is nearly 16, and has never thought about the things that Strakerites believe. His father — David Vincent, creator of the artificial bees that saved the world’s crops — made sure of that.

When the Strakerites pronounce that another upgrade is imminent, Peter starts to uncover a conspiracy amongst the leaders of the establishment, a conspiracy that puts him into direct conflict with his father. But it’s not a good idea to pick a fight with someone who controls all the artificial bees in the world.

“This sequel is even better than the first book. I don’t want to spoil anything for those who have not read the first book. So not much of a review but this series is thought provoking and action packed. You won’t be disappointed with this series if you like your books fast paced but also some conspiracy and mystery. ” Review by Duchovney

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August 20, 2012 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Science Fiction | | Leave a comment

0.4 by Mike Lancaster

I’TS A BRAVE NEW WORLD

 

It’s a brave new world. In the far future, people no longer know what to believe…Did Kyle Straker ever exist? Or were his prophecies of human upgrades nothing more than a hoax

The Millgrove talent show has the same performances as any other small town: a cheesy ventriloquist, off-key karaoke singers, and bad dance routines. But after Kyle Straker is hypnotized as part of his friends mysterious new act, Millgrove will never be the same again.

When Kyle and the other volunteers awaken, the entire audience, the entire town, and possibly the entire world, is frozen still. Telephones, radios, televisions, and computers no longer work: only a strange language flashes across the screens.

When everybody suddenly wakes up, it becomes clear that they have changed and that Kyle is now an outsider, one of the 0.4.

Is Kyle still under hypnosis, or is this chilling new world real? Will he awaken from a dream to roars of laughter, or is there something much more sinister happening?

One of the last of his kind, Kyle records his story on a series of cassette tapes, describing the shift, and what it means for the future of mankind.

That story is told from the viewpoint of a fifteen-year-old boy called Kyle Straker, who records his terrifying experiences onto audiotapes.

The book is a transcription of those audiotapes by a person far in the future, who adds his own comments to explain some of Kyle’s cultural references.

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August 20, 2012 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

 

 

 

The Fury has been described as chilling and utterly unputdownable!

 

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you.

Every single person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage, hell bent on killing you – and only you

Friends, family, even your mum and dad, will turn on you. They will murder you.

And when they have, they will go back to their lives as if nothing has happened

The world has the Fury

It will not rest until you are dead

Cal, Brick and Daisy are three ordinary teenagers whose lives suddenly take a terrifying turn for the worse. They begin to trigger a reaction in everybody they meet, one that makes friends and strangers alike turn rabid whenever they are close. One that makes people want to tear them to pieces.

Cal and the other victims of the Fury – the ones that survive – manage to locate each other. But just when they think they have found a safe haven, a place to hide from the world, things get worse.

Some of them begin to change…

They must fight to uncover the truth about the Fury before it is too late. But it is a truth that will destroy everything they know about life and death

If you loved this book and want more bloodthirsty horror then the second book in this series The Storm is coming soon. Find more about this book and the author at his website http://www.alexandergordonsmith.com/index.html

 

August 10, 2012 Posted by | Boys' read, Horror | | Leave a comment