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Bandits Perfect Paperback – June 1, 2011
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"Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. See more
About the Author
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blog: http://lmpreston.blogspot.com/ (go to blog to see trailers and giveaways)
L.M. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
YA SciFi Author
PARTY BLOG: http://bookpartylmpreston.blogspot.com
Writing stories for and about kids that overcome the impossible...
Top Customer Reviews
As you read the story, especially in the thrilling escapades, please be alert to pay attention to the images, the creatures, the seemingly impossible acts that her characters face. Preston has a genius for not only having the imagination, but carrying that skill down to the "nitty-gritty" details! I'm going to include just one scene of many that will blow your mind as part of the total book...too good not to use an example to let you feel some of the excitement, without giving away the storyline!
It looked like the bases of the trees were turning colors. He gazed down at the dead beast at the foot of the tree in front of him. Raised his gun and jerked his eyes from tree to tree as the beasts appeared to come out of the trees and stalk him. Their gaping mouths were filled with sharp, overcrowded teeth, and their mouths were just a slit from ear to ear on their coned heads....
Daniel and his family are Zukar. They were living on Merwin, a place which was populated by thieves, hit men, or other type of criminal who would do anything, as long as they were paid. Daniel and Nickel had been thoroughly trained by their father, one of the leaders of Zukar.
Now he had been murdered. Daniel knew they had to leave immediately and get to their father's trove. His father had not been fulfilling his duties for quite some time. Though angered and confused by the changes he saw in him, Daniel had taken over to complete much of his work.Read more ›
As for the story line, the author had a good plan for a great story but fell short in the telling. I spent a lot of time reading lines to my husband, just because I was amazed at the immaturity of the writing; sentences that made little or no sense and the use of wrong words.
Daniel knew that Haden was like the odd man out of the threesome kinship his father had with his childhood friends.
...up to his chin as he fell.
With a grunt, Daniel stabbed him in the back to make sure he staid down.
He wanted Haden to think the lost of Gabe would hurt him.
I could have overlooked a few poorly written sentences, but this book was teeming with them. I would love to see this book rewritten with the removal of the unnecessary foul language (no I don't mind harsh language, just not in a children's book) and immature writing. A good editor would have found these mistakes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I won a paperback copy of this book awhile ago in return for an honest review. WOW....Right off the bat, this book was full of action from beginning to end. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Jenny Bynum
What would you do if you heard arguing and laser fire and when you ran to investigate you found your father dead, a knife in his heart in addition to the hole in his leg left by... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Beverly's Reviews
This book had such promise but did not live up to it.
The good: I liked the idea of a planet full of mercenaries and the political intrigue, and I loved the idea of... Read more
By L.M. Preston
Published By Phenomenal One Press at Smashwords
eBook ISBN 0-9841989-4-6, $2.94; Paperback ISBN-13 978-0-9841989-3-1, $14. Read more
A well-written sci-fi fantasy for young audiences. Daniel is a Zukar (top pirate) on a planet of pirates, his father is killed and he and his brother and friends must find out... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Sherry Landrum
Downloaded this book for my son's kindle as the description sounded like a book he might like. The picture that shows on his screen is a blonde, muscled boy with no shirt leaning... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Jeramy
A friend and I who are a part of the book club were in charge of finding the new book to read that week. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Brit Gay
I don't usually read a lot of sci-fi, but I really enjoyed this novel. The author did a great job of integrating world building into the action. Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by CMKeller