Monday, October 15, 2012

Alternity by Mari Mancusi - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC on Netgalley in return for a fair review*

Title: Alternity
Author: Mari Mancusi
Year Published: 2012

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 Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world--and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen--good grades, hot boyfriend, and an after school job that pays her to play video games. But then she started having the dreams.

In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye--only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there's Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love--a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes.

Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time--to learn who she really is, where she belongs..and why. The shocking truth will have her questioning her own reality...and her heart.

Why?: I really enjoy dystopian novels, and this one seems really interesting. Especially with the whole two different realities and not knowing which one is which.

Expectations: I expect an epic adventure with a very confused heroine who has to discover (or rediscover) who she really is. I'm sure there will be a ton of conflicts, and I'm interested to see how Skye/Mariah deals with them. And I also expect quite a few things that are very Matrix-like

Judging a book by its cover: This cover is actually pretty striking, in my opinion. The tall skyscrapers set against the huge moon, with a girl who looks like she's ready to kick some bad guy butt? I would totally pick this up off of a shelf if I saw it in a store or in the library.


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