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.
About the Author
Tracy Rozzlynn writes science fiction and fantasy for young adults. She lives in New England with her young daughter and a variety of pets. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island. Verita is her debut novel.
Top customer reviews
I received Verita and Fast-Tracked through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway Program and was very exited about both. Verita begins with the main character, Brett, suffering the unimaginable loss of both her parents, followed by the realization that the people she calls friends are not what they seem. So instead of staying at the orphanage till she turns 18, she is recruited by a government organization that is sending teens to a habitable planet called Verita in order to study and repopulate it. Once there, (100's of years later), Brett, who has been in suspended animation, wakes to find a new world filled both with familiar humans and strange creatures like Caper the Meerkit. Then trouble strikes and Brett must find a way to save herself and the ones she's grown to care about; (No more spoilers!).
I thought that Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn was a fantastic read suitable for the beach, or anywhere else you'd like to snug up with a book! The dialogue and descriptions were very well written, and completely immersed the reader in Verita's amazing landscape. That coupled with the fast-paced plot and the adventure/romance angle, made the first volume in this series a great read that I would recommend to teen, or interested adult readers. I almost wish I hadn't read it fast so that I'd have more to read. Can't wait for the next installment!
Rating: On the Run (4/5)
*** I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I was wrong.
The book to me, really starts, when Brett arrives on the new planet. Having attempted to write something similar in genre at one point in my life, I know how difficult it is to really create a new world and everything on it. It's a different type of writing than just taking the reality we already know and then basing a story there. Her descriptions of the lush new plants, the new creatures (obviously my favorite, and probably everyone else's is the meerkit), was spot on. I also loved all her descriptions of the team working together to research the planet and all the new ideas they cultivated while there.
But what I really loved most about it, are the characters and their relationships. Brett is one of the best protagonists I've read about lately. She's smart, strong, and inventive-- but she also really cares about people. One of my favorite scenes (and I have many) is how she realizes the meerkit is gentle and is just curious of them, not trying to hurt them. And of course the other great scene, when she allows the meerkits to treat the person she cares about most.
I would have liked to see a little more development of the "shallow" people on the new planet... does anyone get the sense that they may end up together??
I am very much looking forward to the next book, Conscius. Tracy Rozzlynn is one of the most promising writers in the dystopian/sci fi genre. I know what I'll be buying all my friends for Christmas!
I think this book reminds us, you CAN. Sometimes it takes a jolt of: a few centuries, some science fiction, and a few teens growing into their own to show us the complexity and simplicity of what it important in life, but it can be done.
Tracy Rozzlynn, our author, does a great job of giving us a few characters with whom we can identify. Were we picked on, or the sidekick, were we the jock or the brain? With the set of death, and desolation of emotions, giving up on life, these teens are giving a chance to start anew, and find a new identity.
Sure, a story about going off to college might have sufficed, but this, was exponentially more. We find a heroine in conflict of nurture and nature. We find people reliving the past, afraid they are doomed to repeat it. We find natural disaster, and love. We find an open mind and common sense instinct to be invaluable skills that will allow for a brighter future.
I loved this book, and can't wait for the next in the set of three!
Most recent customer reviews
So far I feel like this is rather contrived. It's as if I am watching a movie/TV show with really awful actors.Read more