|Print List Price:||$10.99|
Save $8.00 (73%)
Dawn of Rebellion (Dawn of Rebellion Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 318 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Never miss a new release from Robert Dugoni
Follow Robert Dugoni for new book notifications, email exclusives and more. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story revolves around two sisters who, abandoned by their mother after their father is reportedly killed in an accident, hide the fact that they are alone in the world as an alternative to being sent to different foster care homes. Theirs is not a cheery existence: They live in abandoned buildings, sometimes moving as many as five times in a month, and seldom have enough to eat. Dawn, the younger of the two girls, is a good student hoping to be sent to university after high school while her older sister Gabby is an athlete destined to be placed in the military by a British government seeking to control every aspect of people's lives.
Suddenly, as if their lives aren't bad enough, things get worse.
Much, much worse.
Gabby is arrested one afternoon after stealing a small bracelet to give to Dawn for her birthday. Because she is thought to be "unsuitable" by the high-ranking military officer who is the father of the boy she is dating she is shipped off - without a trial - to "the colonies" and winds up working on a penal farm in America.
When they learn of this, Dawn and Gabby's boyfriend decide they are going to rescue her, though exactly how is something of an issue for them since there are 3,000 miles of ocean between their homes in London and the American penal colonies.
Add to that the fact they don't know exactly where Gabby is and you have the makings of a really wonderful adventure story.
Lynn has written this novel - the first in what is meant to be a series - in a fast-paced, almost cinematic style. Chapters are short and the writing is crisp. Each chapter is narrated in first person by its "author" and some are little more than a paragraph in length. As an author myself I know that it is extremely difficult to write in this fashion without losing the reader because of the rapid scene changes. As a reader I can say that Lynn manages to pull it off nicely. In my opinion, she is able to do this because there is virtually no clutter in her chapters; no meaningless descriptions of ruined landscapes or endless rants about the unfairness of life in a world gone mad. Instead, Lynn leaves it up to the reader to fill in the blanks and I, for one, appreciate the fact she is not spoon feeding me every minute detail of this adventure.
"Dawn of Rebellion" is not a long novel but it manages to be both a well-written adventure and the story of a young woman's first tentative steps into that minefield we know love can sometimes be. Additionally, this is a novel that speaks strongly and clearly about the sacrifices people make for those they love, the ties that bind families and friends to one another, courage in the face of long odds and loyalty. Despite the brevity of its chapters, there are some very poignant moments in this novel that add great emotional depth to the narrative.
I highly recommend it and, honestly, can't wait to read the second novel in this series.
Gabby is surely lively and easily breaks the rules. She gets into real trouble trying to get her little sister’s a birthday present, by stealing – action that Dawn would not approve. Gabby is sent to the colonies, a harsh punishment for thieves and other people who disagree with the law.
They’ve been living alone in a dangerous and violent world, watching each other’s back. The incident separates the two sisters and Dawn is forced to fight her shy and sweet personality to save her sister.
They travel to another world and their lives will never be the same.
This is a dystopian book with a very fast pace, sometimes too fast. I would have liked to read more description of the characters, of their actions and places in some parts of the stories, so I could feel I was in their world.
The author attributes a character to each chapter, which is nice. It gives us their point of view and distinct personality.
The story continues with more action and tension in Day of Reckoning.
Most recent customer reviews
This is definitely a YA book.Read more
The story centers on 2 sisters, Dawn and Gabby.Read more