Hello, Sci-Fi/YA fans! Jennifer Brody’s debut novel, The 13th Continuum, will soon be available and I’m happy to share this review.
The 13th Continuum is the first book in the Continuum trilogy. The story begins one thousand years after a cataclysmic event leaves humanity on the verge of extinction. Until Earth is safe enough to inhabit, chosen survivors have taken refuge in continuums—in outer space, underground, and the bottom of the ocean—designed to sustain the human race.
Residing in the underwater 13th Continuum is Myra Jackson, who has always heard rumors of a place known as the Surface—provided with fresh air, stars, trees, etc. It’s everything Myra’s ever dreamed outside of her totalitarian life. Talking about the Surface, however, is strictly forbidden and punishable by execution—by orders of Padre Flavius, the Head Priest of The Church of the Oracle of the Sea. With Padre Flavius and his Patrollers keeping a close eye on everyone, no one is safe. Residents fear being cast out to the Holy Sea. But when Myra learns of a secret that determines the fate of everyone in the continuum, she and her friends risk everything for their freedom and to return to their rightful home: the Surface.
This is my first Sci-Fi read and I must say I enjoyed it. At first, I didn’t know what to expect. Many scenes made me mad, while other scenes made me sad for particular characters. I’m looking forward to the second book, which will be available on November 2016. If you’re new to YA Sci-Fi, you just might enjoy this book. Feel free to post your comments.
*I received this copy from Turner Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
The 13th Continuum will be available on April 19, 2016.
About the author: Jennifer Brody is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She lives and writes in LA. After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on The Lord of the Rings films and The Golden Compass. In 2008, she produced the film Make It Happen for The Weinstein Company. She is an alumna of the Sirenland Writers Conference, Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, The Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers, and has been accepted for a residency at the Helen R. Whiteley Center, run by the University of Washington. She founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors. She’s also a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation and a writing instructor at The Writing Pad.
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