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Young Moon (Water Worlds Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

H. S. St. Ours
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Growing up in North Korea, in the days before her Father destroyed the world, Young Moon was happy. At least she thought she was, but that was so long ago and she was so very young.

Her Father would grow excited when he told her impossible tales of the Great Neighbor, China, with dozens of astronauts in orbit and on the Moon. There was a small base on Mars, too, being built by robots, and even bigger stations -- the ring cities -- were planned.

Young Moon used to get uncomfortable and wished he would lower his voice. Their walls were thin in Wonsan and school taught her that this kind of talk was treason. Teacher said the Dear Leader would know if you didn’t pay proper respect to the glories of the Homeland, and he could get very cross with you if he found out. Every screen was two-way and you never knew if someone was watching.

All she wanted was to be left alone to talk to the visions in her drawings -- visions that came to warn her of impending danger. But a chance word spoken by an angry classmate would force Young Moon’s family to flee to China, where she would witness her Father set in motion a world-shaking disaster of epic proportions.

"Young Moon" is Book 1 in the Water Worlds young adult science fiction adventure series. Be sure to read Book 2, "Sami" and Book 3, "Simma."

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From the reviews:
5 Stars. "Gripping....could not put it down!"
5 Stars. "...highly imaginative, emotionally gripping, its images still haunt me."
5 Stars. "A Gripping Page-Turner!!!"
5 Stars. "...interesting characters and constant twists and turns."
5 Stars. "I can't wait to read more from this author."
5 Stars. "Do yourself a favor, and buy this book."

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About the Author

H. S. St. Ours lives and works in Maryland.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3078 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: H. S. St. Ours; 1 edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005P94EMQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for more January 6, 2012
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Picked this up to read on a flight home, couldn't wait, sat down to read just a few pages. This book is set in a future Earth, but it's really easy to identify with the central character and to put yourself in her experiences. I ended up reading it in one sitting, and I'm on pins and needles waiting for more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling November 22, 2011
By Gayle
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At first when I read the description of this book, I was skeptical. But after the first few pages, I was intrigued and felt compelled to finish the book as quickly as possible. It was a constant adventure when intersting characters and constant twists and turns. Being a Washingtonian, I also like reading about the local attractions! Can't wait for the sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Sci-Fi story December 27, 2011
By Robert
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I don't usually read Sci-Fi any more. It was what I liked the most once upon a time. I loved this story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Young Moon….Good Story Line…Thought Provoking May 13, 2014
By Renay
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A very well written book, the author was very detailed in telling the story of Young Moon, I was able to feel the characters in the story and the plot really made me want to find the highest peak within a 50 mile radius of where I live for I could see a lot of stuff in this story coming true in real life time. Great job!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! April 5, 2014
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I love this story so much that I kept it on my Kindle and read it again. And yes...I still have it. :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent YA fiction July 13, 2013
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I absolutely loved this book. Very interesting, beautifully written, intriguing characters, and a good story. I can't wait to read the next one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Asteroids, Earth, and the Space Program March 22, 2013
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Written in the singsong tone of the Chinese language, the reader follows Moon and her family anxiously as the story plunges the world into the Apocalypse. It's a thought-provoking book. It raises questions about today's space program, what can be done about asteroids, and what can happen if those plans go horribly wrong. After the recent meteor strike in Russia and plans to mine asteroids, the book is also very timely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I got this book during a free promotion here on Amazon. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I like to try out new authors in the genre, so when I stumbled upon it during the free promotion, it was an easy sell.

This is obviously more geared towards the young adult audience, a term that hasn't applied to me for a couple of decades at least, but I've never let that label get in the way of enjoying a good story.

The writing was compelling despite being geared towards the young adult market, and the character development was very engaging.

I generally prefer longer novels in this genre, but this was just plain fun to read. Enough so that I went and bought this author's second novel, and am awaiting his upcoming third.

I recommend this to any young adult reader, but also to any adult reader who is still young at heart, and enjoys the dystopian genre that The Hunger Games seems to have helped bring into popularity right now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fast Paced Read
Geared towards young teenager girls. This fast paced easy flowing book will sweep you up.

This dystopian book is told through the eyes of a young Chinese/Korean girl. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Momma Says Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Relevant and timely
Considering our recent near miss with the astroid streaking by within the sattellite belt and the meteorite strike in Russia, along with tensions in Korea the author paints a very... Read more
Published on February 22, 2013 by AmyCQ
5.0 out of 5 stars Rarely do books bring me in so absolutely
I could not stop reading this. It is amazingly written and is a fascinating story. I feel a bit like I lost something special now that I have finished it.
Published on August 4, 2012 by Ariadne
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
I think people who like sci-fi would absolutely love this book :) I never really liked this kind of genre but I have to admit I was pretty hooked :)
Published on July 31, 2012 by s.good
5.0 out of 5 stars Courageous author!
So rare to find an author who doesn't tie up all the loose ends, who lets the plot flow naturally even if some main characters go missing (presumed dead) and who is willing to let... Read more
Published on July 8, 2012 by Hard2Please
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolutely Great Read
This book is so much fun, it opens doors for new thoughts and piques the imagination. Nicely paced, well written and full of exciting vistas as well as bringing attention to the... Read more
Published on February 20, 2012 by Diane Kathleen Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the book.
Lots of fun. A great escape. That being said, many the adumbrations for the future of humanity that the book implies seem realistic, if not, in many cases, inevitable. Read more
Published on January 11, 2012 by Corry O'Neill
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