Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ 21st. April, 2018

Sanctuary

by Caryn Lix
series A Sanctuary Novel

Synopsis:

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station—only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures.
Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything.

As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar’s space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she’s excited to prove herself to her company—and that means sacrificing anything that won’t propel her forward.

But then a routine drill goes sideways, and Kenzie is taken hostage by rioting prisoners.

At first, she’s confident her commanding officer—who also happens to be her mother—will stop at nothing to secure her freedom. Yet it soon becomes clear that her mother is more concerned with sticking to Omnistellar protocol than she is with getting Kenzie out safely.

As Kenzie forms her own plan to escape, she doesn’t realize there’s a more sinister threat looming, something ancient and evil that has clawed its way into Sanctuary from the vacuum of space. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive—all while beginning to suspect there’s a darker side to the Omnistellar she knows.

This story was well written with a great storyline, the characters were also amazing. Once I picked up the book, I could not put it down until it was finished. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I would like to thank NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book it was a great read.

Available at http://www.kobo.comhttp://www.amazon.ca, and http://www.amazon.com

 

Caryn Lix has been writing since she was a teenager and delved deep into science fiction, fantasy, and the uncanny while working on her Masters in English literature. Caryn writes novels for teens and anyone else who likes a bit of the bizarre to mess up their day. When not writing, Caryn spends her time obsessively consuming other people’s stories, plotting travel adventures, and exploring artistic endeavors. She lives with her husband and a horde of surly and entitled animals in southern Alberta.
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Professor Owl’s Book Corner Book of the week – February 11th 2013

 

Jawbreakers [Kindle Edition]

Krystol (Author)

Kindle Version: CND$ 7.01

Jawbreakers cover

About the Story.

Zoela Best is the new girl at school. Trying to get used to the new school and the people, she meets Vincenza Catucci.

They are two peas in a pod until the  “Jawbreakers” make their presence known and tortures the girls with bullying and hazing. Vincenza and Zoela are asked to be a Jawbreaker and the two are ecstatic.  However, the leader has a trick up her sleeve to turn the two girls into enemies.  Will they see the danger ahead or will they put an end to the Jawbreakers once and for all?

I really enjoyed reading this book, every chapter kept me in suspense as to what would happen next.  This book was well written and not only covered a the very important subject of bullying it also showed how easy it could be to give in to peer pressure and drugs.  There was a little swearing in the book, but in my opinion this made the story more realistic.

I was able to relate to this book as being an “Air Force Brat” that moved around with my family a lot. This meant I had to move to several high schools and  had to try and fit in. Even though that was years ago, the problem with gangs and bullying, including peer pressure happened even then.  This is a great book for young adults especial new high school students..

Available at http://www.amazon.ca