I have a confession: I love the idea of a worldwide infection that causes mass chaos and disruption. In fiction, I mean. Not in real life. But seriously, I adore disaster scenarios, so I already knew I would like THERE ONCE WERE STARS before going in.
What I did not expect was how much I would love it.
Nat is the best - this girl is all heart and determination with a bit of rebellion thrown in for good measure. She's passionate and I loved learning about this world - the Dome - through her eyes. Every pulse pounding step she took had me on the edge of my seat.
Maybe you thought the YA dystopian, post-apocalyptic world had been beaten to death, but McFarlane proves you wrong with a solid and fantastic plot. Melanie McFarlane has no problems throwing twists and turns, coupled with a heavy dose of drama.
I adore this book. I want more. Can I have more?
Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers. What else might her government be hiding from the good and loyal people of Dome 1618?
Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.
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