The Homelanders series is a great series full of suspense and mystery. Charlie West wakes up in a prison, not remembering anything that happened in the previous YEAR! He has been beaten and hears people talk about him not telling him things that they know he knows, but Charlie doesn't remember anything. All he knows is that he has to get out, to escape the prison and go back home to find out what is missing in his life. I highly recommend this to anyone who is in the mood for a great adventure. Charlie's finds out that he was charged with murdering someone who used to be his best friend. How can this be? Is he really a murderer? Charlie has to get to the bottom of this and the only way he knows is to go back to where it all began. There are many people out to get him and he has to know why. This series has a little romance but mostly, mystery and intrigue. Find out what he knows and what he is running from, by reading the Homelander series. The Last Thing I remember (bk.1), The Long Way Home (bk. 2), The Truth of the Matter (bk. 3), and The Final Hour (bk. 4). It kind of has the feel of The Bourne series only for teens.
A great dystopian novel! This novel has society made up according to each person's personality and utmost virtue. There are the Abnegation (a group that is always in servant mode, selfless, serving and helping all others in society), Erudite (the intellectual group that believes they are the most intelligent part of society, Amity (the peaceful group), Candor (the honest, even if it hurts), and Dauntless (the bravest of all, willing to take risks and very adventurous).
Set in Chicago, Beatrice Pryor, sixteen has to choose which faction of society she will devote her life to for the rest of her life. Does she choose to remain a member of the faction she came from Abnegation or does she go to another faction? Her decision surprises her. She discovers something about herself in the testing, and the initiation that follows that could prove deadly to her if anyone were to find out. Full of twists and turns and leaves you wanting more. Very much like, the Hunger Games, Tris (Beatrice's new name) is a strong willed heroine that everyone roots for. I am currently reading the sequel, Insurgent, and so far it does not disappoint. It begins right where we left off in the first one.
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The first book I read over the summer was Ashen Winter, the sequel to Ashfall by Mike Mullins. We do not have Ashen Winter in our library yet, but is definitely on the order list. Both are riveting reads! Set in the midwest, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished after a super volcanic eruption in Yellowstone National Park destroyed everything west of the Mississippi. I liken it to Lord of the Flies in that everyone west of the Mississippi is struggling to survive any way they can. Crops are destroyed so food is scarce. The law is gone and people are struggling to find order and civility in other people to be able to live together. As is human nature, chaos abounds when there are some people that take matters of survival too far.
In Ashen Winter, Alex sets out to find his parents who went looking for him back in Iowa, so Alex and Darla set off to retrace their steps back to see where his mother and father are. Ashen Winter is a great sequel to a great book Ashfall. Both books will keep you tense and ready to read more.