“The United Continuums”–Review

513Kz8kOo8L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Hello, bloggers! I can’t believe this trilogy has come to an end. I was so excited to read all of the books in the Continuum trilogy, so here’s my review of the final installment.

Aero Wright, of the outer space Second Continuum, must lead a group of insurgents to overthrow his rival, Supreme General Vinick, and to unite his space colony’s military forces. Seeker, from the underground Seventh Continuum, embarks on a secret mission back to her colony to reinforce Earth’s defenses and protect the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra Jackson, from the underwater 13th Continuum, is anxiously preparing the fight against the Dark Thing that is approaching Earth with the threat to eradicate the planet’s fledgling populace if the secret of the Doom isn’t handed over. The only way the three Carriers, including their armies, can avoid another coming of the Doom is to stand together and destroy the Dark Thing and save the remaining colonies.

I’m sad to see this superb trilogy come to an end, but it was definitely worth reading. I enjoyed the suspense, the dialogue, and how it all left me wanting more. The characters were amazing, as well. Many scenes made me sad, some angry, and some happy. What I also like about the idea behind the stories is that, no matter how badly things have turned out, there’s always a chance of hope. The author did a wonderful job. If you haven’t read these books, I encourage you read them. Honestly, these books will be on my mind for a while. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!

About the author: Jennifer Brody lives and writes in Los Angeles. After graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development. Highlights include working at New Line Cinema on many projects, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass, and Love In The Time of Cholera. She’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She also founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and her website.

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“Return of the Continuums”–Review

51idwddhmil-_sx322_bo1204203200_Reaching the surface was just the beginning.

In The 13th Continuum, humanity was on the brink of extinction after a cataclysmic event.  Chosen candidates took refuge in various continuums—underground, underwater, and outer space—until Earth was safe to repopulate again.  One thousand years later, in the underwater 13th Continuum, Myra Jackson envisions what the Surface is like—a place and topic that is strictly forbidden and punishable by death in her totalitarian world.  However, when she learns of a frightening truth, she and her friends risk everything to reach their rightful home and to save their colony.  To do that, Myra must find her connection, Captain Aero Wright—a highly skilled soldier from the space colony in the Second Continuum.

In Return of the Continuums, after their struggle to reach the Surface, Myra and her friends set out to find the First Continuum.  But to get there, they have to travel through a hostile landscape, including hostile inhabitants of other continuums.  The friends must make an unlikely ally if they are to live long enough to reach the First Continuum and learn the secret behind the 1,000-year-old cataclysm and the hope of saving humanity.

The 13th Continuum was my first Sci-Fi read and I immediately loved it.  I went through all sorts of emotions with each chapter and was cheering for Myra to escape a world run by a fanatical religious sect.  As I got near the end of the book, I already knew I wanted more.  The sequel was even better and left me shocked at the end.  Of course, I won’t spoil any of it for those who’d like to read it.  Honestly, I can’t wait for the final book.  I’m sure it’s going to be superb!

For all the YA/Sci-Fi fans, I recommend this series.  Return of the Continuums will be released on November 1, 2016.  As always, feel free to post your comments.  Happy reading!

*I received this copy from Turner Publishing, as part of the Review Team.

About the author: Jennifer Brody lives and writes in Los Angeles.  After graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development.  Her many projects include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass, and Love in the Time of Cholera.  She’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  She also founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors.  Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and her website.

“Below: The Broken Sky Chronicles”–Review

3252No one but the dead dare venture Below…

The first volume in this trilogy begins with Hokk and his fox sidekick, Nym, who are living in exile in the barren prairies of Below.

Overhead Below are the floating islands of Above, where Elia lives an endless life of drudgery as a laundress for the Mirrored Palace.  For as long as she could remember, Elia has been told horror stories of Below, filled with scavengers and monsters waiting to grab anyone who dares to cross the islands’ borders.  Because of the stories, Elia does her best to avoid going near the borders.  But it all changes when natural disasters hit Above, gradually separating the islands, causing Elia to fall into Hokk’s world, in Below.

Hokk and Elia meet.  While currently serving his sentence in exile, Hokk decides he needs to make it back home, to the city, while Elia tries desperately to get back home to Above.  The two journey together to reach their destinations, but it becomes more complicated and dangerous than they’d thought.  No one can be trusted.  Meanwhile, Hokk and Elia are being followed, but for what purposes?

This is my second time reading sci-fi/fantasy and the story caught my interest, along the way.  Honestly, I’m curious to know what happens, so I await the next installment.  Any fans of sci-fi, I encourage you to read this book.  Feel free to post your comments.

Happy reading!

Below: The Broken Sky Chronicles, Book 1, by Jason Chabot, will be available on August 16, 2016.

*I received this Advance Reader Copy from Turner Publishing, in exchange for an honest review.

About the author: Jason Chabot grew up in the outskirts of Chilliwack, B.C.  With his CA designation, he works as a financial controller in Vancouver.  For more info on the author, click here.

“The 13th Continuum”–Review

51qc2LWVmsL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_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.

Happy reading!

*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.

You can find her online at:

@JenniferBrody

http://www.jenniferbrody.com

http://www.facebook.com/jenniferbrodywriter