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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Starters by Lissa Price

 

Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best!

HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER

Starters is a terrific series kickoff with a didn’t-see-that-coming conclusion that will leave readers on the edges of their seats . . .” raves the Los Angeles Times. Amazon

In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party–her body will commit murder, if her mind can’t stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first–the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie’s neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It’s a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank’s horrible plan. . . .

“STARTERS is a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story. Callie Woodland, the narrator, deserves a series, and happily I am sure she’ll get one!”—Dean Koontz

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction | , | Leave a comment

The “Gone” Series by Michael Grant

 

In the blink of an eye…..everyone disappears….. Gone!

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to figure out what’s happened. And no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, GONE, is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

This book has been described a ‘leaving the readers dazed, disturbed and utterly breathless” Booklist

Gone is the first book in this series.The Gone Series is a young-adult dystopian science fiction book series written by Michael Grant. . The second book is Hunger, followed by the third book, Lies,. Book fouris titled Plague and book 5   is Fear. The final book to be published in the series is called Light.

September 3, 2012 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Survival | , , | Leave a comment

Resurrection by Mandy Hagar

 This is third and final gripping  book in the Blood of the Lamb series by New Zealand author Mandy Hager. The other books in the series are The Crossing and the second  in the series Into the Wilderness.

Maryam might fight for her life, freedom and love in this stunning finale to the Blood of the Lamb series. Maryam and Lazarus arrive back at Onewere and Maryam, in trying to loosen the Apostles’ religious stranglehold by showing the people the miraculous remedy, is captured. The ruling elite decide to manipulate her return and Lazarus’s so-called ‘resurrection from the dead’ by setting in motion a highly orchestrated pretence of embracing her as the new Messiah – right down to planning her eventual sacrifice and death by crucifixion before a hysterical and brain-washed crowd. In a sequence that mirrors Christ’s final hours, Maryam must somehow get the islanders to listen to her plea to start thinking for themselves – eventually managing to stir the independence in their hearts just as she is about to be put to death.

April 4, 2011 Posted by | Great series, War | | Leave a comment