#bookreview The Ark By Laura Liddell Nolen

September 21, 2015

The Ark 
by Laura Liddell Nolen 

~My Review~
4.0 stars

The Ark starts out with a girl named Char while in jail gets a visit from her parents with a surprise pass for the Ark, on of several large bioships that will be leaving just before a meteor is set to hit earth and whip out all live on it. Char with the help of a friend escapes and makes her way to the launch site for the Ark, which is where the real story begin's. Although her journey to the Ark was quite eventful and did not delay or take away from the rest of the story...I just felt it was backstory and life on the Ark is where it really gets moving. Life on the Ark is not what she planned or expected, but then 24 hours before boarding the Ark she had come to terms with life ending, perhaps that is what encourages her to be so bold and daring or it could very well be how Char lives her life.

This was a great story, it was interesting and different from most Sci fi's that I have read recently and it was a great fast paced read as well. I didn't feel that there was any lag in the story, even with the depth that it required to make it good.

One thing that should be noted for readers, is that there is a major cliff hanger at the end of this book. I for one am looking forward to reading the next one in this great new series! 

About the book:
Published by: HarperVoyager
Publication date: March 26th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive.

With her criminal record, sixteen-year-old Char is never going to get a place on an Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect Earth’s survivors. The Arks are reserved for the real goody-goodies, like Char’s mom, dad, and brother, all of whom have long since turned their backs on her.

With Earth on the brink of destruction, Char must use all her tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes to reunite with her family, regardless of whether they want to see her or not.

Once she arrives on the North American Ark, Char discovers that the remnants of humanity haven’t achieved the egalitarian utopia they’d planned for. For starters, the “Officers of the Peace” are anything but peaceful, especially since stealing a spot on an Ark is a crime punishable by death…


About the Author:
Laura grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she spent an excellent childhood playing make-believe with her two younger brothers. The Ark is the direct result of those stories and a lifelong devotion to space-themed television. It received a Work in Progress Grant from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Laura has a degree in French and a license to practice law, but both are frozen in carbonite at present. She lives in Texas with her family.

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1 comment :

  1. Great review, Terry! This sounds unique and action packed! Glad you liked it! :)


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