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. A read that has the ability of meeting its readers' satisfaction and thirst is hard to come by - such as this fine piece of art produced by Christy Breedlove - if you are a seeker, look no further.Consisting of 16 chapters, Screamcatcher is a Young-Adult read that will take you on a journey like no other. Bringing out the unique cultural believes of the Native Americans, the underlying story will wrap and take you deep into the heart of a dream catcher. If you are an avid reader with an insatiable hunger for the adventures of the unknown, actions that fuel your adrenaline rush, and budding romance then Breedlove wouldn't fail to surprise you.With a minimal amount of typos and grammatical errors, Breedlove maintains a smooth flow in these 219 pages.. One may remove any scruples, from their mind, about the originality and the quality of this stand-alone read as the experience gained is a unique one. The author's use of literary devices are elegantly portrayed: the use of time is evident through modernization, and the change of youths' interests and believes. She prodigiously creates a unique world which is remarkably similar to a video game, taking you to an alternative dimension. There were slow-paced moments, but the wait is worthwhile when the plot shifts and bursts into action. Its clarity and simplicity gives ample freedom of understanding to its readers. You can experience hilarious moments though not so hilarious from the character's perspective: "she knew in a moment that he'd been treed by the animal. It looked like the cat had taken the bait first and then chased the man up into the branches (loc.2626)."As a character-driven read, it's written from a narrative, third-person perspective. Maintaining a smooth transition between the protagonist's inner and outer dialogs, you can feel the self-importance the author gave to Jory. Nevertheless, one may experience the likes and dislikes, and the row of emotions thrown at them. Each character presents their unique self, such as Jory's leadership skills and her flexibility in understanding her friends. Through them, Breedlove adds mysticism to the plot with an underlying flow of self-discovery and revelation. She makes you compare yourself with these characters, sparking a thought-provoking perspective. Ending on a cheerful note, one can happily look forward to its upcoming installment.Karen Meyer's Editorial Review: I am not a big sci-fi reader, but this one is good. It just started out good and didn't ever stop. Seventeen-year-old Jory Pike kept having nightmares after the death of her parents. Getting an old family heirloom, a dream catcher, from her grandfather's place spelled trouble was just ahead.Jory's half-blood Chippewa and she doesn't really believe in the old Native American folklore. She'll try anything though.When strange things start happening, she doesn't know what's going on. Jory has her most horrific dream episodes when three of her friends spend the night. When they wake up,all electric anything is not working, not even batteries function. All color has been lost and the sky looks like dirty porridge.
They head over to her grandpa's shop, and see that the whole town is in shambles. When they do find people, the people are very angry with what they call "Seekers". It's kind of like they are in a video game, following one dangerous twist and turn after another. Strange things are always happening,and the kids feel like they're losing their sanity. The have to find a way out of the web world to find the real and gain salvation.
The characters are likable and realistic even with the out of this world plot. All young adults will love it. I easily award it 5 stars.
From the Author
- ASIN : B07QDK5M75
- Publisher : Fire & Ice Young Adult Books; 1st edition (April 23, 2019)
- Publication date : April 23, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1844 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 220 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,006 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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First – I love this story. I love the complex spin on something most people think of as a novelty from Native American culture. I love the pacing – sounds odd, but you’ll understand after reading the book yourself.
Second – Although this world was a collection of nightmares, it seemed to draw out the true strengths and personalities of the living.
Landon had a bad reputation but acted like the perfect gentleman while at Jory’s house. His true colors were exposed soon after entering the web. Poor Landon suffered the worst of it, but I want to believe, in the end, the experience made him change for the better.
Jory is a Chippewa who, much to her grandfather’s disappointment, doesn’t believe the lore of her heritage fits in today’s world. Maybe she’s right – maybe not. However, the knowledge he taught her came in handy.
Darcy is a 16-year-old genius who was not built for tackling the wilds of the South Dakota Badlands – on either side of the web. I love that she really does try.
And then there’s Choice. I love everything about Choice. I think he was always transparent, but while in the web world Jory was finally able to see him.
Third – I have my suspicions about what happened behind the closed doors at the White Feather Novelty Store…
There is so much more I’m dying to share, like the lack of colors in the world around them and the people who wanted to see them dead, but I don’t want to spoil the excitement of the read. Just trust me when I say everything is a clue. From the boarded-up windows to the yellow dandelion, everything has meaning.
I like to quote some of the book, even it's from the beginning, but I think it will say a lot.
""Maybe we have to set things right. And don't ask me why or how. I can't imagine how we're supposed to do that. We're following a breadcrumb train. They say the Seekers went deep in the Badlands. A few of them returned, only to get killed by the Gatherers. There's a riddle. What king of a riddle? Does the riddle have the answer we're looking for?'
He frowned. 'So we just keep going and find out for ourselves. Next question - what if we don't find the answers to solve this? I can't live here, wherever this here is.'"
So, can they fix it? Have they found out how to fix it?
Four friends find themselves transported to a dystopian world intricately twisted and laid out light a giant dreamcatcher itself. As the friends navigate this treacherous world of shifting time and space the dangers grow larger and more frequent. Humanoids called gathers pursue them; twisted creatures hunt them. Salvation can be found in the center of this web world, inside a mysterious light of unknown origin.
Tightly written, and beautifully articulated, Screamcatcher takes the reader on a thrilling journey. Highly recommended!