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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Ambrosia Sequence
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:389
  • eBook ISBN:9781618426710

Hope's Daughter

by Melanie Cusick-Jones

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Overview
Everything I had ever been certain of had changed in the last few weeks and it had all started when I first spoke to Balik. Each of the doubts I had now – as well as any possible solutions – were tied to this person who had been a stranger two months ago. How can you be so sure of Balik? I asked myself for the hundredth time. The truth was - I wasn't.
Description
Life should be simple for Cassie. For the small population of Earth survivors who live on the Space Station Hope everything they do is planned and scheduled, down to the cyclical food menus, their roles in the station, even how many children they have. Despite rigid controls directing her life, Cassie feels more out of synch than ever and worries she won’t find a place for herself within the station community. Perhaps that’s because she’s hearing things inside her head that can’t possibly be real. Or maybe it’s the regular elopements of her peers, heading off to a romantic future in the Married Quarter of the space station, whilst she’s never even been attracted to a boy – no matter how hard her best friend Ami pushes them at her. Then there are the odd questions her work placement partner Balik keeps raising. His questions are just as troubling for her as his distracting smiles and eyes that seem to see inside her. As Cassie draws closer to Balik she finds that everything else in her life begins to shift. He tells her things that call into question the system they live within. She can't believe he is right, but at the same time she finds it hard to deny the sincerity of his ideas. Could there be a connection between Cassie’s problems and Balik’s questions? The truth will drag them both to a terrifying and deadly conclusion beyond anything they could have imagined.
About the author
After graduating from The University of Sheffield with a Masters in English Literature in 2003, Melanie has been writing fiction - time permitting - ever since. The Ambrosia Sequence (started in 2008) and The Elementals (begun in 2004) are both ongoing, extended projects each containing several novels, aimed primarily at young adults. When she's not writing Melanie enjoys the wet weather of the north of England with her dogs or disappearing into a book for a few hours (no surprise there then). Unfortunately, all too often the 'day job' gets in the way of the nicer things in life!
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