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this novel conveniences cliches girl on girl hate predictable outcomes but for the most part I idn t care I thought novel conveniences cliches girl on girl hate predictable outcomes but for the most part I idn t care I thought novel was uniue and interesting and exciting from beginning to end A refreshing change of pace from your typical YA novel One part mystery one part thriller one part science fiction with a particular emphasis on the science It was truly a gem To FindI Could Write About findI could write about novel but I The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion don t want to give anything away particularly because the twist is really wellone and I The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 don t want to spoil it This isefinitely an author I will be reading of This tale was imaginative and very well written The characters could have been ynamic but the action totally makes up for some of their blandness I highly recommend this one And a big thanks to Heather for introducing me to this author and for buddy reading this with me Be sure to check out her fantastic review Things happened for a reason Dominoes falling in a line Cause and effect Nothing happened on its own account There were patterns everywhere And remember plants are not always your friends4 starsPre ReviewJust snagged this for 99 cents WootBuddy read with my fellow crustacean Heather starting November 15 Enchanting I idn t know what to expect when I started to read this book I was uickly entranced and couldn t stop reading I found it easy to imagine the children and the situations I think this could easily be made into a movie or TV show expanding through the histories of the characters It would also be interesting to have a seuel to know what happens next I love this author s worksYoung strong likable heroine in an otherworldly peril fraught with mystery and strange science fights for her life and the one s that she loves It is really hard to go wrong when you have an outbreak of flesh eating plants taking over the countryside When Seraphin Fer n arrived in the valley of Lake Ephemeral she was eleven years old an orphan who had lived at an orphanage in Sydney which was the only home she remembered Now she was faced with strangers who were telling her she wasn t an orphan and her mother was here in one of the manors surrounding the lake But for some reason she was unable to see her motherThe strangeness of the seven manors the families who lived in them two parents one child in each the oddness of each child s name and the fact that everyone was the same age she couldn t explain the uneasiness she felt even if she had someone to talk to But as she investigated the property she Alien discovered a beautiful butterfly aviary also many exotic andangerous plants but she was warned to keep away from the Coffin Flower as it was one that could kill and had 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse done so she was told When Sera befriended one of the boys Kite she was unsure whether to trust him but than that she needed to see her mother What would happen if she was able to make her way to the attic where her mother was being held What would be the terrifying conseuences of finally meeting her And would Kite feature further in the strangeness of her life of their lives and the lives of everyone who seemed unable to leave the sanctuary of Lake Ephemeral Sera wasesperate to Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) discover the hidden secrets of the valley but there were othersetermined to keep those secrets safeThis young adult science fiction novel by Aussie author Anya Allyn is the final and complete version of the Lake Ephemeral novellas numbers 1 4 were individual while this one includes 1 4 plus the concluding 5 7 The novel is gripping intense and eerie a fabulous intersection of weirdness by scientists who had no hesitation in experimenting on children and the conseuences of their actions I have no hesitation in recommending Lake Ephemeral highlyWith thanks to the author for my copy to read and review. To the attic and finally meet her mother In the events that follow Seraphin will be propelled into a horrifying new existenceTeen science fiction for all ages A group of scientists a hidden valley mystery carnivorous plants genetic experiments and thrilling adventure Contains love and romance scenes that might not be suitable for ages under 14Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 – The complete novel. ,
Really great Sci Fi MysteryThis became uite a page turner after Sera is removed from the orphanage where she had left Ed for 7 years and returned to the place her mother was at Lake Ephemeral That is where all of the mystery and strangeness really takes place I would be interested in a seuel to find out what happens to the other children What an amazing story The world building is chilling and the actions that a few are willing to Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused do is horrific In the tellin Buddy read with the multi talented Jess sometime this year NovemberREVIEW35 stars The trees and fronds swayed like they were listening to a music I couldn t hear The whispers and songs of the cicadas and the unheard music flowed through me like my own bloodI never felt this kind of freedom How The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M does Anya Allyn come up with these things Gianteadly flowers Coming Out of Communism disappearing lakes children with gemstone colored eyes an isolated valley and all sorts of other spoilery things Just like with her Dollhouse series in Lake Ephemeral she weaves together all sorts of lovely elements to create an engaging eerie storyThere were a few things Iidn t like about this book how easily certain things happen in the middle of the story for example and that the characters relationships weren t fleshed out a bit But I loved reading this for all the creepy etails and a few genuinely unsettling momentsThis book isn t completely free of tropes but Allyn writes with a voice that makes them easier to handle Also there aren t any books uite like hers at least not that I ve readAlthough I was somewhat isappointed in her latest novel Paracosm Allyn is uickly becoming a favorite author of mine I can t wait to read of her work Maybe I was stupid But I thought the lake had everything I wanted He paused Including you A very interesting stories a plot line that I HeroAca did not expect twists and turns that are something that haven t been seen beforethis story has a plot line that is very interesting one of them keep you continuing to read trying to figure out what s really going on the ending will surprise you it is well worth reading This place found us That s what my father says We re supposed to be at Lake Ephemeral Weon t need to know anything other than thatRating I had a massive book hangover after finishing Lake Ephemeral I absolutely adored the story It was efinitely the best sci fi thriller I ve read in a long time The story begins with a young girl called Serafin who is moved from foster home to foster home until a strange man appears claiming to know where Sera s mother is Sera is taken away with him to Lake Ephemeral a vast lush estate surrounding a huge lake with six founding families each having a child of their own complete a vast lush estate surrounding a huge lake with six founding families each having a child of their own complete a manor house to live in Since Sera has been away from the other children for so long she finds it hard to fit i Okay this book is bizarre It is a tale about a fountain of youth About genome manipulation About super soldiers About humans So yeah it s about as horrifying as you would expect RE READ SEPTEMBER 2020I ultimately ecided to reread this YA scifi thriller because though I had only read it a few years ago and remember really enjoying it there were so many etails that I had forgotten and I wanted a refresher And "as I read many things id come back to me but it was still a great rideI enjoyed " I read many things Algorithm Of Future did come back to me but it was still a great rideI enjoyed book a lot even on a reread Ion t read a bunch of young adult particularly young adult scifi or fantasy and I think its just because I have aged myself out of wanting to read about teenagers But this story was so original and so uniue that I The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism Project Censored Open Media Pamphlet Series 8 didn t care what age the characters were I just wanted to know what would happen Serafine has lived in a group home since the age of five not remembering anything about her life before Suddenlyays before her twelfth birthday a man comes to collect her and take her home to see her mother who is very much alive and well and lives in a mysterious place called Lake EphemeralI love the scifi genre known as Biopunk which this novel Six children without memories of their early years can never leave the valley that gave them lifeSeven manors surround Lake Ephemeral and their residents are hiding terrifying secrets Seraphin Ferón was first brought to the valley of Lake Ephemeral as an eleven year old orphan to meet a mother she’d never known she had But before Seraphin arrives her mother falls ill with a mysteri. ,
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In My Shoes discovery and progression we get closer and closer to that goal Lake Ephemeral is a genetically modified world complete with gigantic butterflies and man eating coffin flowers and 5 kids with gemstone eyes who are all the same age and who are all just a little bitifferent from other kids These kids and their parents are the only inhabitants of Lake Ephemeral Each is named after the color of their eyes Serafine has silver eyes Amethyst s are purple Garnet s are reddish black Moonstone s are icy blue Onyx s eyes are black and matte and Malachite s are several variations of green Some of these kids like Onyx and Amethyst are perfectly content with their home Others like Garnet long to get out and Serafine is the only one who has seen the real world and thus sees how odd and abnormal the place isI hate to get too into the plot because part of the beauty of this novel is BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) discovering its secrets on your own but this story is awesome and if you think genetically modified animals and plants are bad find out what happens with genetically modified children I highly highly recommend this novel for those who love a good science fiction biopunk tale Theialogue can be unrealistic and there are typical YA tropes that abound the idea of eternal soulmates at sixteen will never win any awards for me but for the most part this book is fun Fun to read and fun to think about I m very glad I gave it a reread Anya Allyn is Loosening the Grip definitely an indie author to watch out for and I am very much looking forward to reading both her novel Paracosm and the Dark Carousel seriesORIGINAL REVIEWRead a book based entirely on its coverLook at that cover Ain t it gorgeousAnd BONUS This book is pretty awesome tooThis YA novel is not what I expected I honestly put it on my list because of the cover The brief synopsisidn t really Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of Graphs do anything to entice me and was so brief that I reallyidn t know what this book was about when I started That is a good thing It made this STORY MUCH ENJOYABLE FINDING OUT EVERYTHING much enjoyable Finding out everything it unfolded was part of the magic I haven t read a book this readable in a long time It s been a long time since I read something I couldn t put BISEXUAL NEIGHBOR down promising myself Just ONE chapter and it was a promise I couldn teliver I read the last 80% or so in one eveningSera grew up in the system never knowing her parents or what happened to them When she is told suddenly that her mother is still alive and that she has sent for her Sera finally believes her life can change for the better Her mother lives in a mysterious place called Lake Ephemeral And everyone who lives there never leaves Year after year they chose to live in this Igniting the Internet deadly paradise And none of them ever ever stepped past that iron fence Sera finds that the only inhabitants are 5 other children 2 girls and 3 boys and their parents Each family is from another country and each is represented by a color Malachite has green eyes and lives in Green House Garnet has red eyes and lives in Red House Etc Etc Etc At first Sera is enchanted with Lake Ephemeral and loves the beauty she finds there as well as a tentative friendship with Malachite The girls are pretty nasty to her but this is kinda a YA trope isn t it The only thing that Sera is worried about is the fact that her mother isn t there She is very sick and hidden away A few spooky things happen which make Sera uestion things And like always people who uestion things find themselves in trouble Lake Ephemeral made you think you were a butterfly Youidn t see the net in which you were captured Not until you tried to fly away And then something happens less than halfway through that I Breaking and Entering The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called Alien did not see coming and which changes the course of the novelramatically And soon it become. Ous illness and is kept locked away in the atticAfter Seraphin arrives she Boku no Hero Academia dj - ハッピーハッピーバーストデー [Happy Happy Birthday] discovers that the vast estate is plagued by an exotic massive species of carnivorous plant–named the Coffin Flower capable of consuming humansNo one can answer Seraphin the riddle of why the residents stay at Lake Ephemeral year after year or why no one ever leaves Sheecides at all costs to find her way in.