Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review: Steel Lily

You know reviewing would be a lot easier if my mind was set to it plus having the time, I can spent almost an hour at the most writing a post making sure it's what I want, other times I stop in mid post and return to it the next day.

Megan Curd the author of Forbidden, The Bridger Series and now The Peridoic Series . . . I've been a lover of her writing and now she has done it again . . . making me fall in love with her even more. The Periodic Series an Dystopia/Steampunk/Young Adult, brings

Steel Lily (Periodic Series) By Megan Curd
 
AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.


She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.


That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.


But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.


…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

Review

Avery Pike, a young teen with no future  until a random visitor said that there is more out there and the potential she has being an Elite. She can turn water into steam but the dome she lives in thrives on Steam to do the everyday basis except for whenever Avery uses her ability things goes awry
 
Avery's world are filled with domes due to the increase of radiations and carbon dioxide levels that occurs when World War III happen. Should Avery stay in her own dome or go to where her visitor had said there is much more beyond the dome she lives in.  
 
Will Avery's choice be more than she bargain for? 
 
I give this book five cat's Tails Up, Megan delivers a new dystopia taken place in the midwest that is close to home. Our world changed when World War III started.


Meow, Meow, Meow 
 
I must say I haven't read much dystopia and I'm trying to due to the increase popularity so when I heard about Megan's Steel Lily I needed to read it. Avery is an elite elementist who can control the element of water but can turn it Into steam but whenever she uses her ability it goes out of control.

So at times Avery feels like she an uncontrollable freak but when a this particular stranger makes a visit to see HER she wonders why? But this stranger has information about something close to heartland home with Avery. 


We meet Alice, Averys BFF and they practically treat each other like sisters, but when the Polatzi are breaking in to their old hideout place. Avery and Alice had no choice but to run outside with one mask but soon the BFFs finds themselves meeting Jaxon Pierce  a truly handsome guy with a cocky attitude to save them. 

Soon Alice and Avery arrive to the new dome known as dome four and there is a world of possibility, or at least that what Avery was led to believe. Jaxon and Avery butts head either because Avery hates assumption or Jaxon just likes pushing her buttons.

We meet the smart and sassy Sari, she and Jaxon been friends for ages and only Sari understands part of Jaxon's past and why he hates his own father. Soon things starts becoming unexplainable at dome 4 and soon Avery as well her friends begin to wonder if it is all as it seems?

So have I give you a reason to go pick this book out? YES! Megan's idea for the Periodic series brings a new taste of dystopia and where survival is the key to success and the most elite can save the future.

~ I can't wait for Iron Pendulum to come out, to see what happen after Avery figures out what her greatest mistakes was and who she's meant to be.
 
About Megan Curd
 
Writer. Snowboarder. Video Gamer.
Megan began her journey into writing as a college junior during winter finals at the encouragement of a friend. What resulted was Bridger, Megan's first full-length novel. Since then she has written the second book in the series, Traitor, and a stand-alone novel (which will hopefully become a series!) called The Guardian Chronicles: Forbidden.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and Great Dane, aptly named Dozer. She enjoys snowboarding, playing xBox, and crocheting. Music is a huge part of her life and drives her writing. Her favorite bands are Muse, Bon Iver, Florence + the Machine, and The Civil Wars.

Megan resides in Kentucky, near two of her writerly tweeps Hope Collier and Beth Isaacs, and swears it's Hope's fault she's living in the land of the banjos, but wouldn't have it any other way. <3
 

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