- File Size: 3229 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075Z34S6L
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Drafted (Homeworld Trilogy #1)[A War of the Worlds Retelling] Kindle Edition
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This was a storyline that kept me hooked from the first page, with so many unknowns weaved into this universe and the people involved in it, it keeps you guessing the whole time and you could never predict what would happen next and I loved that aspect of this book along with how vivid and detailed all the descriptions are, this author has the talent to do this in spades!!!!
As soon as Matt was introduced into this book he definitely piqued my interest and its obvious that there is so much more to him than you see in this book, he has a lot of secrets that he keeps close to himself, you get the impression that he has been through so much that trust is hard for him so he keeps walls up to protect himself. He is full of courage and determination, the things he believes him are ingrained into him and he us the sort of person who will try to right any wrongs, will always do what he feels is right and is extremely passionate about what he believes in. Tess is a character that is so much stronger than she believes and I can see the strong woman she will become. She goes through so much in this story and instead of falling apart she is able to be strong and think if the best thing to do. She feels very strongly whether or not its love or betrayal and she has a fiery side to her with a quick temper that I found I really liked!!!
I highly recommend reading this book and reading the author's other work and I am sure these readers will fall in love with her imaginative world's just as I have.
I know this will horrify people, but I haven't actually read the original HG Wells novel this book references. I don't know if it's a retelling, or a continuation, or a story set in that world. Even without this knowledge, it was still a really interesting story. The plot is quick moving, and just when you think the characters are about to get a break, they are thrown back into battle. The entire story is told by Tess, an "Earther" who has led a sheltered childhood. Her parents never told her the truth about the Grounders. Now she's thrown into the battle, drafted to relocate to Mars, and forced to team up with a strange boy from Mars who she's not sure she can trust. Nonetheless, she is fierce and brave, and easy to root for. A very exciting start to what promises to be a fantastic trilogy.
I volunteered to review an ARC of this novel.
In a very polluted world where many people have been shipped off to live in colonies on Mars, Tess and her classmates get drafted to join such a colony while visiting a museum. Because they don’t here back from other people that have joined such a colony, people don’t get exited to leave Earth for Mars. Therefor Tess and a few friends try to escape their freshly outlined fate. But escaping seems futile, as the museum appears to be a front for a detaining facility with a direct line to the (space-)ships.
Just before she can be taken away by the task force to be forced onto the ship, she is rescued by a strange looking stranger. He reveales some troublesome facts about Earth, Mars and the people in charge of everything. Even her Earther-status stands for something different than she’s always known. It appears this sort of movement on Earth is not simply determined to preserve what little nature there is left in the world as her parents have led her to believe all those years.
Without revealing spoilers, all I can say is that Holly’s take on the original ‘War of the worlds’ story is fun and refreshing with a nice protagonist that develops from just a teen without any major problems to a bad-ass rebel with a cause.
The introduction of the original story (as a written story) and it’s movie adaptation into the museum is a fun addition to the story. A bit sad for me (who didn’t read the original story) that some references to that story weren’t completely explained because to me it would have really added to the story but the references are still nice and at least now there’s never an issue about oversharing. But for me that left me at times with this feeling of finding this book a bit incomplete. I enjoyed it very much but sometimes I felt that the story could have gone with a little less speed and a bit more explanation, particullarly about the science stuff. But again, that is purely a personal opinion because objectively, those pieces about the science were given by a 16y old boy so it’s completely realistic how it is written down. You do have to keep in mind that that boy has read the original story and that he gets certain inspiration through that (the part where he first concocts a way to get back, can’t say more, spoilers!). Keeping that in mind this story is -although it’s science fiction- very realistic and captivating with some fun twists and a fast pace. Worth the read. And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to read the sequel ;-)
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