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All Things Now Living (Seventh Daughter Book#1) by Rondi Bauer Olson

Little description: Sixteen-year-old Amy doesn’t like anything to die, she won’t even eat the goats or chickens her mama has butchered every fall, but she can’t let herself pity the inhabitants of New Lithisle. In a few short months the dome they built to isolate themselves from the deadly pandemic is predicted to collapse, but her whole life Amy has been taught it’s God’s will they die. They traded their souls for immunity to the swine flu virus, brought God’s curse upon themselves by adding pig genes to their own.

Then, while on a scavenging trip with her father, Amy is accidentally trapped in New Lithisle. At first her only goal is to escape, but when she meets Daniel, a New Lithisle boy, she begins to question how less-than-human the people of New Lithisle are.

Amy’s feelings grow even more conflicted when she learns she didn’t end up in New Lithisle by mistake. Her father is secretly a sympathizer, and was trying to prevent the coming destruction.

Now time is running short and Amy has to decide if she will bring the computer program her father wrote to his contact or save herself. Installing the program could prevent the dome’s collapse, but if Amy doesn’t find her father’s contact in time, she’ll die, along with everyone else.

Publisher’s Note: This book is considered a Hi-Lo book – with a reading level of 3.2 – specially designed with the goal of enhancing literacy through literature that engages and drives interest.

Genre: Fiction/ Fantasy/ Dystopia

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My thoughts: 3 stars out of 5

I wouldn’t complain that it was a bad book, no. The book grabbed my attention. The story line is not bad. I am not in favor and flavor for the dystopian theme. This book definitely gives alot to think about. The gene alteration is one of the possibilities in nowadays and is on debatable side.

The story is ok, the characters are believable and their reaction and feelings are relatable. Just my opinion is on middle scale for this: it’s not bad and not awesome… Just filled with a common dystopian romance line and the recognizable, predictable events.

This book didn’t impress me.

Provided by Litfuse as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.

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