Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GROUNDED by G.P. Ching

Author:  G.P. Ching
Publish Date:   2011, 2012
Publisher:  All Night Reads
Category:  Sci Fi & Fantasy, Teens & YA
Recommended for:  11 and up
 Received from:  All Night Reads via netgalley.com
Date completed: 07.22.13

Description from the publisher:
"All my life I've worked to be simple, but I can't pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple." 
In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices.  The experiment works but with disastrous consequences.
Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn't changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, makes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who's been her best friend since she could walk. But when Lydia's father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave Hemlock Hollow. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.

Ms. Ching has written a wonderful story of three young people on a journey to discovery who they really are and how they fit into the world.  While dodging a corrupt government and the opposing rebels, they work together and fight each other in their quest to each find where they belong.

I loved this story.  There are the first, tender stirrings of love, entwined in an edge of your seat fight to find and claim what is right.   

In my research, I found that this is to be a trilogy.  I, for one, will be watching for the other books in this series.

Other books in the series:
  1. Grounded
  2. Charged
  3. Wired
Other Books from G.P. Ching:
  • Soulkeepers Series:
    • The Soulkeepers
    • Weaving Destiny
    • Return to Eden
    • Soul Catcher

originally posted 07.22.2013 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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