- File Size: 586 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Gryffynperch Books (July 28, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 28, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005F69TK6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #990,106 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Marooned (The Communion Wars Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Written in a clear, unaffected style with plenty of wry wit to spare, this one is a definite keeper. I can't wait till my Hunger Games loving daughter gets her ereader so I can gift this one.
But the story is more than that - it's a strong tale with strong characters and a compelling situation. I want to read more about all of them.
Looking forward to more books in this series.
The pacing is pretty relentless for the character, and doesn't bog down too much as a reader. Maybe one chapter - but overall it's tight-paced. The character doesn't get much of a break in-between getting either chased, shot at, or hit over the head. lol. Given that it's part of a series, what I liked about the first book is how it *has* an ending that won't leave you screaming at the writer at a cliff hanger or dangling sub-plot from another character you may happen to like. All the questions you might have are pretty much resolved for the beginning of Punk's journey that leads-in for the next book. I'm definitely going to follow the series, it's a first for me considering it's Young Adult and not typically my choice of reading material - but it's gritty enough to satisfy and doesn't pile on the gratuity so it's "safe" for people who like action and character driven stories without a lot of blood and gore. Marooned is more about the character in this volume, but I have a feeling more of the strange world Punk lives in will be explored as her journey continues, and with her eyes wide open to the lies she grew up with.
P.J. Druce introduces us to a most interesting heroine -- meet Alyssa Punk Jordan, although she prefers you just call her Punk. Strong, feisty but not without her flaws, Punk finds herself in a hell of a situation. Nothing is what it seems; the people she's trusted all her life are not who she believed, and she's caught up in political and personal intrigue on a massive scale.
"Marooned" is fresh, exciting and I couldn't stop turning the pages. Druce has not only introduced me to dystopian fiction, he has made me fall in love with YA fiction. An absolutely rocking read.
When Punk's near-relations and friends are outed as part of an anti-government conspiracy, she drops out of sight and spends the last two weeks of her mortality trying to right some rather cosmic wrongs. If she cannot take "communion" and be Elevated she will be Marooned, unable to live forever. But with the shocking revelations that have been turning her world upside down, would she even want to ingest the nanomachines and be a part of a world that is no longer what she thought it was?
This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Don't start the book as bedtime reading, as you'll be up until you finish it. There are more books in this world coming. Can't wait.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book a while back, so my recollection isn't as great as it could be. (That is my disclaimer.)
This book reminded me of the Hunger Games a little bit. Read more
Honestly, I don't read much teen or YA books much, as I'm more of a darker story reader. However, I found myself drawn to Punk! Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by AM
Marooned is the story of Alyssa "Punk" Jordan. Punk, although of a higher, wealthy social status, is an unhappy girl. Her mom has severe emotional problems. Read morePublished on September 18, 2011 by Andrea T
From the moment I opened my copy of P.J. Druce's "Marooned", I couldn't put it down. The action takes ahold of you immediately and does not let go. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Belladee3
Marooned is an exciting novel that transports the reader to a whole other world that at first seems to be so unrealistic, yet while reading I couldn't help making comparisons to... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Patricia
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