Sunday, November 13, 2016

64. The Thirteenth Continuum by Jennifer Brody

read on my Kindle
2016, Turner
416 pgs.
YA Dystopia
Finished 11/13/16
Goodreads rating: 3.99 - 136 ratings
My rating:4

First line/s:  "It was well past midnight when Sari woke to the alarm blaring through the White House."

My comments:  Thirteen colonies were transported to different parts of the solar system when living on earth came to a cataclysmic end.  In The Thirteenth Continuum, the first in a trilogy about what happens 1000 later to two of those colonies - one at the bottom of the sea and one flying around in outer space, we meet the teenage protagonist from each continuum.  There was a startling difference between "good" people and incredibly evil people in each of the colonies, with not too much in between.  No insight into why life-changing laws were introduced, which was troubling.  Maybe in the next book?  Certainly kept my attention.

Goodreads synopsis:  One thousand years after a cataclysmic event leaves humanity on the brink of extinction, the survivors take refuge in continuums designed to sustain the human race until repopulation of Earth becomes possible. Against this backdrop, a group of young friends in the underwater Thirteenth Continuum dream about life outside their totalitarian existence, an idea that has been outlawed for centuries. When a shocking discovery turns the dream into a reality, they must decide if they will risk their own extinction to experience something no one has for generations, the Surface.

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