Author: Mari Mancusi
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Romance
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 afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. 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.
I’ve read Mari Mancusi’s Scorched & Shattered – both of which I love because, hello, dragons! So I was very excited to get a chance to read another one of her works – Alternity. While there are no dragons in Alternity, I found myself quickly drawn in to Skye’s world. The beginning was a little confusing, but I knew Mancusi would make it all clear in time, so it wasn’t hard to continue reading. I hadn’t realized it was a post-apocalyptic novel otherwise that probably would have cleared things up a lot sooner. Anyway, I liked the overall plot to the story. There’s a slight love triangle included, but nothing so in-your-face, which is refreshing. I enjoyed reading as Skye and Dawn’s relationship developed and as Skye herself evolved into a character I liked more and more. While it didn’t blow my mind, Alternity reminded me of the movie Total Recall – so if you’re into that kind of thing, then this is a book you should check out! Alternity was a quick read and well written. Overall, I’d give it a 3.5 out of 5.0.
I received a free copy of Alternity in exchange for an honest review.
More about Mari Mancusi:
Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession –journalism — instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults.
When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure–videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin , Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and their dog Mesquite. You can find Mari online at www.marimancusi.com or www.bloodcovenvampires.com.
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