Steel Lily (The Periodic Series #1) by Megan Curd
AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.
She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Four: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.
Or so she thinks.
That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Four. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued. But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.
…Which means digging deeper.
When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, she learns that while some secrets are better left concealed, humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.
Publishes in US: August 12th 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: author for review
Iron Pendulum (The Periodic Series, #2) by Megan Curd
Untitled (The Periodic Series, #3) by Megan Curd
Expected publication: June 2014
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My mini review--I hope that once I am done recovering from Disney and the resulting cold, I hope to more thoroughly review this one.
Megan is one of my writer friends, and I loved her Bridger series. She really helps me branch out, because I didn't know much about the Irish or goblins, but loved Bridger, and I don't do much steampunk, but I couldn't resist opening this one!
Avery is quite the character, I could feel her dedication to her friends, and that loyalty as well as her questioning nature really helped me to connect to her.
There is constantly something going on, and it kept me engaged with the good pacing and character development.
Avery learning more about her parents' disappearance as well as the truth that has been hidden about her world is wonderfully written and the mystery and suspense was great.
Mr. Mystery man was such an enigma and wanting to know more about him, the interest in Avery and how he knows so much getting to Avery and about elemental was interesting.
The world building is good as well, I easily understood Avery's world, and learning as she does about what her government has hidden from her.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think the government could be hiding knowledge of other planets?