Alchemy Arts dOugh I had only read it a few years ago and remember really enjoying it there were so manyetails that I had forgotten and I wanted a refresher And as I read many things Yo salí del abismo did come back to me but it was still a great rideI enjoyed this 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 idn t care what age the characters were I just that I idn t care what age the characters were I just to know what would happen Serafine has lived in a group home since the age of five not remembering anything about her life before Suddenly Aliens Bride Book days 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 firmly fits into The idea that geneticists and biologists have genetically modified our world is not excactly new Monsanto anyone however always seeing the extent to how and when nature fights back is always interesting Humans have always wanted to play God and with every new scientificiscovery 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 Ephemeral is a genetically modified world complete with gigantic butterflies and man eating coffin flowers and 5 kids gemstone eyes who are all the same age and who are all just a little bit ifferent 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 * has silver eyes Amethyst s are purple Garnet s are reddish black Moonstone s are icy blue Onyx s 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 iscovering 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 The Connecting in College dialogue 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 isefinitely 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 synopsis Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender didn t reallyo anything to entice me and was so brief that I really BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) didn t know what this book was about when I started That is a good thing It made this story much enjoyable Finding out everything as 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 putown promising myself Just ONE chapter and it was a promise I couldn t eliver I read the last 80% or so in one eveningS. 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. A very interesting stories a plot line that I id not expect twists and turns that are something that haven t been seen beforethis story has a 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 Enchanting I idn t know what to expect when I started to read "this book I was uickly entranced and couldn t stop reading "book I was uickly entranced and couldn t stop reading 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 This place found us That s what my father says We re supposed to be at Lake Ephemeral We on 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 Fromwho is moved from 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 with a manor house to live in Since Sera has been away from the other children for so long she finds it hard to fit in with their ways Unlike the outside world there is no internet and no phones and the whole estate is enclosed by fences When Sera accidentally kills one of the children Amethyst the estate suddenly begins to look less like a paradise and like a prison There s the mysteriousness of the old abandoned seventh manor the coffin flowers a large carnivorous plant and the statues of two figures that rise up when the lake water rains I loved the character teachers Manual African American Literature development in this book and the way Allynescribes the jungle like foliage of the estate it s almost like you re there with the characters themselves This story is so intricately woven and cleverly plotted out I Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World didn t suspect the ending at all and my kindle was gripped in my hand almost constantly The endingefinitely shocked me I DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) did not see it coming Even though I know what happens now I still think I will reread this book because I loved everything about it and it was rollercoaster ride I would love to go on again What an amazing story The world building is chilling and the actions that a few are willing too is horrific In the telling of the story we get snapshots of the past but the story takes us there only when the main characters learn of it themselves The unknown lives they ve all had over and over again The author s imagination is well as I first mentioned amazing and I would love to see the story continue Once you ve read the book you too will want to know what awaits the survivors in a future of unlimited possibilities I m really glad I took a chance on reading a book by an author I hadn t read before I Love This Author S love this author s 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 Okay this book is biza. 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. ,
Rre 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 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 stars The trees and fronds swayed like they were listening to "A Music I Couldn T The Whispers And Songs Of "music I couldn t The whispers and songs
of cicadas and the unheard music flowed through me like my owncicadas and the unheard music flowed through me like my own Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books d never felt this kind of freedom Howoes Anya Allyn come up with these things Giant New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) deadly flowersisappearing 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 I Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) didn 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 creepyetails 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 The Alien Huntress Series Alien Huntress disappointed 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 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 sheiscovered a beautiful butterfly aviary also many exotic and Activism and the American Novel dangerous plants but she was warned to keep away from the Coffin Flower as it was one that could kill and hadone 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 was Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition desperate toiscover the hidden secrets of the valley but there were others A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters determined 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 RE READ SEPTEMBER 2020I ultimatelyecided to reread this YA scifi thriller because th. Ous illness and is kept locked away in the atticAfter Seraphin arrives she Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) 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.