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Planet Urth by Jennifer Martucci
More than two hundred years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few humans survived and remained unaffected. Most changed dramatically and evolved into something else entirely. Irrevocable alterations caused by chemical warfare have created a new species. North America is in ruins and has been overtaken. Humanity has fallen at the hands of mutants known as Urthmen.
Seventeen year-old Avery is alive and unchanged. But she has not been immune to the harshness of the new world. She has lived on the run for much of her life, in terror.
After losing her father, Avery is the sole guardian of her eight-year-old sister, June. Avery is now charged with June’s safety as well as her own, a nearly impossible task.
Forced to hide deep in the forest and away from the cities overrun by Urthmen, Avery and her sister are constantly hunted. Danger awaits them at every turn. They fear they are the only human beings left, that they are the last of their kind.
But are they truly alone?
So those are the choices. What do you think? Do you have any of them in your tbr list?
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The summary of the book has promise. A dystopian world two hundred years post nuclear warfare. Most humans have been turned mutant. They are called urthmen.
Avery and June have lost both of their parents. Avery takes on being the caregiver of her little sister. They have a great relationship and is a highlight of the book. While out they meet another family which was shocking as they thought they were the last humans. Unfortunately, the family was attacked. The survivors team up with Avery and together they have to continue to survive is the harsh world.
The beginning of this book was slow. It picked up a little but not much. It remained a slow paced book for me. Avery has a diversity of character in that she brave enough to what she has to do but still teen enough to still have fears. There is a romance between Avery and Will (one of the survivors from they family Avery met). I don't mind romances intermingled in the plots of books I'm reading but it is worth mentioning for those who would like a romance free read.
Also it is worth mentioning that writing simple does not mean the writing is simplistic. I say that because there are times when the authors seemed to try to hard to create a literary piece of art. It didn't work it just made you feel awkward for the authors. I never got lost in the story. I was reading pages not watching a movie. Perhaps because this is the first in series and things needed to be established but still it didn't take me away. So with that said, this is an okay book. Read it when you get around to it but I wouldn't put it on the top of your tbr list. I didn't hate it. I didn't love it. It just made me go...eh. *shoulder shrug*
Like to join the fun? Here's how it works.
Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Because Reading post.
Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next.
The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book.
On the last Saturday of the month post a review (with an optional giveaway, Michelle at Because Reading does this sometimes just for fun but you don’t have to).
Ex. Lets say its September…
The first Saturday is the 6th – your post will go up with the 3 books you choose (as stated above these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and then link it to the linky on Because Reading blog.
Her post will go up at 5am est. Make sure your link your post back to it in order to have your followers visit other people’s blogs to help vote if they want.
You can do the Polling however you would like. Survey Monkey, it has a good one and it’s free (here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). You can set it up and say whatever you would like – it’s totally up to you. All this is asked is that you link back to Because Reading.
The second Saturday is the 13th – this is the day you announce which book won and whatever else you would like.
(here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). Her post will have a linky, so we can all easily see what everyone will be reading.
The third Saturday is the 20th– you don’t have to post anything
The fourth (and/or last) Saturday is the 27th– this is when your review will go up regardless of how you liked the book.
Please note even if you didn’t finished it just write a small post about how you felt about the book. Michelle don’t write DNF reviews, but she does for this feature so followers can see what she thought about the book they picked.
Some months have 4 weeks and some have five so a post always has to go up the First and Second Saturday and the last Saturday of the month
The final review post will also have a linky on it so you can link up your reviews and we can see what you thought of the book that was picked. This will draw some views to your blog and maybe find some new friends along the way.
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