A Boy in Winter fOr Malachite has green eyes and lives in Green House Garnet has red eyes and lives in Red House Etc Etc Etc Atirst Sera is enchanted with Lake Ephemeral and loves the beauty she Frost at Midnight finds there as well as a tentativeriendship with Malachite The girls are pretty nasty to her but this is kinda a YA trope isn t it The only thing that Sera is worried about is the Princess Baby, Night-Night fact that her mother isn t there She is very sick and hidden away Aew spooky things happen which make Sera uestion things And like always people who uestion things ind "themselves trouble lake ephemeral made you think "in trouble Lake Ephemeral made think were a butterfly You didn t see the net in which you were captured Not until you tried to ly away And then something happens less than halfway through that I did not see coming and which changes the course of the novel dramatically And soon it becomes very clear that as beautiful as a place may be it still does not make that place good This place is dangerous It may look like the Garden of Eden but underneath the apple is rotting away Though there are uite a Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution few overused YA devices at work in this novel conveniences cliches girl on girl hate predictable outcomes butor the most part I didn t care I thought this novel was uniue and interesting and exciting On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock from beginning to end A refreshing change of pacerom your typical YA novel One part mystery one part thriller one part science iction with a particular emphasis on the science It was truly a gem to indI could write about this novel but I don t want to give anything away particularly because the twist is really well done and I don t want to spoil it This is definitely an author I will be reading of This tale was imaginative and very well written The characters could have been dynamic but the action totally makes up or some of their blandness I highly recommend this one And a big thanks to Heather or introducing me to this author and Nini for buddy reading this with me Be sure to check out herantastic review Things happened I Love My Dad (Disney Princess) for a reason Dominoesalling in a line Cause and effect Nothing happened on its own account There were patterns everywhere And remember plants are not always your
Friends4 StarsPre ReviewJust Snagged This starsPre ReviewJust snagged this 99 cents WootBuddy read with my Flight, Vol. 7 fellow crustacean Heather starting November 15 Okay this book is bizarre It is a tale about aountain of youth About genome manipulation About super soldiers About humans So yeah it s about as horrifying as you would expect This place ound us That s what my ather says We re supposed to be at Lake Ephemeral We don t need to know anything other than thatRating I had a massive book hangover after inishing Lake Ephemeral I absolutely adored the story It was definitely the best sci i thriller I ve read in a long time The story begins with a young girl called Serafin who is moved Camp Rex fromoster home to oster 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 ounding Touch of Enchantment families each having a child of their own complete with a manor house to live in Since Sera has been awayrom the other children When Dads Don't Grow Up for so long sheinds it hard to Miles from Kara fit in with their ways Unlike the outside world there is no internet and no phones and the whole estate is enclosed byences 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 Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, flowers a large carnivorous plant and the statues of twoigures that rise up when the lake water drains I loved the character development in this book and the way Allyn describes the jungle like oliage 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 didn t suspect the ending at all and my kindle was gripped in my hand almost constantly The ending definitely shocked me I 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 A very interesting stories a plot line that I did not expect twists and turns that are something that haven t been seen beforethis story has a plot line that is very interesting one of them keep you continuing to read trying to igure out what s really going on the ending will surprise you it is well worth reading. To the attic and inally meet her mother In the events that ollow Seraphin will be propelled into a horrifying new existenceTeen science High Heat fictionor 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 or ages under 14Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 – The complete novel. .
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Buddy read with the multi talented Jess sometime this year NovemberREVIEW35 stars The trees and ronds swayed like they were listening to a music I couldn t hear The whispers and songs of the cicadas and the unheard music lowed through me like my own bloodI d never elt this kind of reedom How does Anya Allyn come up with these things Giant deadly lowers disappearing 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 A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas few things I didn t like about this book how easily certain things happen in the middle of the storyor example and that the characters relationships weren t leshed out a bit But I loved reading this or all the creepy details and a Lots of Hearts few genuinely unsettling momentsThis book isn t completelyree 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 disappointed in her latest novel Paracosm Allyn is uickly becoming a avorite 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 What an amazing story The world building is chilling and the actions that a ew are willing to do 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
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"Author S Imagination Is Well "s imagination is well I Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss 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 auture of unlimited possibilities I m really glad I took a chance on reading a book by an author I hadn t read before Really great Sci Fi MysteryThis became uite a page turner after Sera is removed Don't Hex with Texas from the orphanage where she had left Edor 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 ind out what happens to the other children 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 aced 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 Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation for some reason she was unable to see her motherThe strangeness of the seven manors theamilies who lived in them two parents one child in each the oddness of each child s name and the Pajama Party fact that everyone was the same age she couldn t explain the uneasiness sheelt even if she had someone to talk to But as she investigated the property she discovered a beautiful butterfly aviary also many exotic and dangerous plants but she was warned to keep away Bunco Babes Tell All from the Coffin Flower as it was one that could kill and had done 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 ofinally meeting her And would Kite Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi featureurther 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 desperate to discover the hidden secrets of the valley but there were others determined "To Keep Those Secrets "keep those secrets young adult science Bringing the Outside In fiction novel by Aussie author Anya Allyn is theinal 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 abulous 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 or my copy to read and review I love this author s worksYoung strong likable heroine in an otherworldly peril raught with mystery and strange science ights Close to Hugh for her life and the one s that she loves It is really hard to go wrong when you have an outbreak oflesh eating plants taking over the countryside Enchanting I didn t know what 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 Women and Self Esteem 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 motheralls ill with a mysteri. .
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was uickly entranced and couldn t stop reading I ound it easy to imagine the children and the situations Iuickly entranced and couldn t stop reading I ound it easy to imagine the children and the situations I 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 RE READ SEPTEMBER 2020I ultimately decided to reread this YA scifi thriller because though I had only read it a ew years ago
AND REMEMBER REALLY ENJOYING IT THERE WERE SO MANYremember really enjoying it there were so many that I had orgotten and I wanted a refresher And as I read
many things did come back to me but it was stillthings did come back to me but it was still great rideI enjoyed this book a lot even on a reread I don t read a bunch of young adult particularly young adult scifi or antasy 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 didn t care what age the characters were I just wanted to know what would happen Serafine has lived in a group home since the age of ive not remembering anything about her life before Suddenly 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 Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life firmlyits 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 ights back is always interesting Humans have always wanted to play God and with every new scientific discovery 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 lowers and 5 kids with gemstone eyes who are all the same age and who are all just a little bit different Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years with Down Syndrome 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 eyes 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 discovering its secrets on your own but this story is awesome and if you think genetically modified animals and plants are badind out what happens with genetically modified children I highly highly recommend this novel or those who love a good science iction biopunk tale The dialogue can be unrealistic and there are typical YA tropes that abound the idea of eternal soulmates at sixteen will never win any awards Fashion Faux Paw for me butor the most part this book is Pillars of Light fun Fun to read andun to think about I m very glad I gave it a reread Anya Allyn is definitely an indie author to watch out or and I am very much looking orward 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 didn t really do anything to entice me and was so brief that I really 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 put down promising myself Just ONE chapter and it was a promise I couldn t deliver I read the last 80% or so in one eveningSera grew up in the system never knowing her parents or what happened to them When she is told suddenly that her mother is still alive and that she has sent Solibo Magnificent for her Serainally believes her life can change Cheetahs' Craving for the better Her mother lives in a mysterious place called Lake Ephemeral And everyone who lives there never leaves Year after year they chose to live in this deadly paradise And none of them ever ever stepped past that ironence Sera New People finds that the only inhabitants are 5 other children 2 girls and 3 boys and their parents Eachamily is French Impressions:: The Adventures of an American Family from another country and each is represented by a col. Ous illness and is kept locked away in the atticAfter Seraphin arrives she 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 She decides at all costs toind her way in.