- File Size: 3289 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: Enabled
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Drafted (Homeworld Trilogy #1)[A War of the Worlds Retelling] Kindle Edition
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A voice announced that the class should go immediately to the Mars entrance to begin a tour. This was not how they usually did this. Tess urged her friends to skip this tour and check out another exhibit in the museum instead. The guide, Henry, didn’t look quite right. He spoke in a monotone, but kept a watchful eye on everyone. Tess became more and more uneasy and felt something was wrong. Finally Henry turned his back to them to examine the fossil display and Tess, Lin, and Blake broke off from the group. They visited another exhibit, but suddenly a red flashing message popped up in front of Tess saying she had been drafted and would be taken to Mars at the end of the tour! Her worst fears were realized! Was escape possible now? Or was it indeed too late for Tess?
First, I really enjoyed how the author thoroughly describes everything to make it more real to the reader. The entire atmosphere of the class trip kept tension running through the reader as the author never let on as to what might happen. The suspense kept growing and moving the reader eager onward to see whether the classmates would escape some dreadful fate or be caught and returned. The cold and dark of the museum even gave me a real shiver! I definitely recommend this trilogy. There is so much more waiting to be told in this adventure!
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.
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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This book is in my genre. I loved War of the Worlds. There is a twist to this book though.Read more