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Young Moon (Water Worlds) [Kindle Edition]

H. S. St. Ours
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Young Moon's father was Chinese on his mother’s side, and he could go on and on talking about the miraculous accomplishments of the great Chinese people.

He said more than once that they were among the most blessed and privileged of nations. After all, they had dozens of astronauts -- yuhangyuans -- in orbit and on the Moon, and there was a small base on Mars, too, being built by robots. 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 North Korea for 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"

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."

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

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

Product Details

  • File Size: 1471 KB
  • Print Length: 206 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: #602,262 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rarely do books bring me in so absolutely August 4, 2012
By Ariadne
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courageous author! July 8, 2012
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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 readers supply part of the story themselves. So rare to find such great science fiction!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the book. January 11, 2012
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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. The book is (primarily, but certainly not exclusively) for younger readers; nevertheless, the insights into design are poignant, and Harry's understanding of the world (via the protagonist) through the ever-developing lens of science is insightful. Do yourself a favor, and buy this book. :)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Page-Turner !!! November 2, 2011
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I live in the Washington DC area so I still feel a frisson when I hear about high waves on the Maryland coast or hear someone mention Sugarloaf Mountain. It's an extremely well-written and believable story with memorable characters who are great role models (except maybe one of them.) I still think about it all the time!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping....could not put it down.....! October 27, 2011
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It has been years since I have read any fiction. Well, I am rethinking that now! Especially if St. Ours has another book in the works. Awesome, gripping, couldn't put it down. If this is for young women I think they should get in line with us old guys.

I wished there was more when I finished it. Thanks for such a great read!
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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 1 month ago by Momma Says Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent YA fiction
I absolutely loved this book. Very interesting, beautifully written, intriguing characters, and a good story. I can't wait to read the next one!
Published 9 months ago by C. Hamilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Asteroids, Earth, and the Space Program
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. Read more
Published 13 months ago by E. Petrilli-Massey
5.0 out of 5 stars Just plain Fun - A good read for fans of Dystopian fiction
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... Read more
Published 13 months ago by William Walsh
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 14 months ago by AmyCQ
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 20 months ago by s.good
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Sci-Fi story
I don't usually read Sci-Fi any more. It was what I liked the most once upon a time. I loved this story.
Published on December 27, 2011 by Robert
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