Friday, 11 January 2013

Coverday Friday 23


At the Other End:
The last thing Tegan remembers is the crack as the gun went off, intense pain, and everything fading to black. One hundred years later, she wakes up. A fast-paced near-future romance.

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first person to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity - though all she wants is to rebuild some semblance of a normal life ...

including spending as much time as possible with musically gifted Abdi, even if he does seem to hate the sight of her. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future.


Finding the Time:
27 January 2013


Karen HealeyAuthor Bio:
Karen Healey is a young adult novelist. She is the author of the urban fantasies GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD and THE SHATTERING, both set in New Zealand, and the forthcoming sci-fi adventure WHEN WE WAKE. GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD won the 2010 Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award. Karen can tell you a lot about baking, covers of "Hallelujah" and superhero comics.  

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When We Wake
By Karen Healey

Why Hello There:
It's plain, it's simple and oh so light. Perfection. Especially when comparing the cover to it's blurb, the plain and icy feel you get from it (without being too icy or plain). Her eyes stand out a lot, so we know that she is "awake", and this ties in with the title perfectly.

The Consideration Game:
I received this book from Allen & Unwin Australia for review, I plan on doing so after I finish the books in front (Indigo Awakening, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic and Belonging). I can't wait for this, I love dystopians (as you all know), and I want to see how it all plays out under the circumstances that Tegan is involved in.

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