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by Lucinda Stein
Genre: YA Scifi
Release date: January 24th, 2017
When romance turns deadly…
Jadeite’s perfect world comes crashing down on her. In the futuristic world of United Society, her only problem has been how to act around the cute boy on the air shuttle. But Jadeite’s world changes when she comes across a man who looks alarmingly like her father. Clones were declared illegal years ago. When she sees her father, a robotic engineer, headed to the Dark Edge of United Society, she follows him and uncovers her father’s secret life.
Jadeite shadows her father past the boundary of United Society and into a primitive world of canyons and high deserts. She learns her father is a Ridge Runner passing between the two worlds. Even more alarming, she discovers her younger brother, Malachite, is sick and requires medicine only available from over the Ridge. After her father is arrested, Jadeite takes his place in order to save her brother’s life.
But her world turns even more precarious after she breaks up with her obsessive boyfriend, Mattie. Jadeite soon learns his threats are more than words, and she finds her life is in jeopardy.
*scroll down for a playlist, an excerpt, book trailer, buying links, info about the author and an awesome giveaway!*
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With the word, Lucinda Stein! She prepared an awesome playlist for us, music lovers, that love to read with music flowing along the words!
1) “Happy” by Pharrell Williams ( ❤ ) – How Jadeite feels when she first meets Mattie, a hot boy from school…
It might seem crazy what I am about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way
Because I’m happy
2) “She Sets the City on Fire” by Gavin DeGraw – When Mattie’s character begins to look questionable, and the perfect world of United Society slowly reveals its deadly flaws…
Everybody knows she’s (substitute he’s) a perfect ten…
If I’m not careful, well, this one’s gonna roll me
I got my hands full and this one’s gonna own me and control me
3) “Lyin’ Eyes” by the Eagles – Mattie turns into a bully.
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
4) “Beat it” by Michael Jackson – When Jadeite breaks up with Mattie…
They told him don’t you ever come around here
Don’t want to see your face, you better disappear…
So beat it, just beat it
5) “Hotel California” by the Eagles ( ❤ ) – Mattie’s father is a powerful government official. Mattie uses his father’s influence against Jadeite’s friends and family to force her to stay with him. She observes a frightening transformation and discovers deadly secrets hover in the halls of his family’s home.
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
6) “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten – Jadeite pretends to accept a relationship with Mattie in order to save her friends and family.
Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
7) “Stand by You” by Rachel Platen – Jadeite risks her life to save her younger brother.
Even if we can’t find heaven,
I’ll walk through Hell with you.
Love, you’re not alone,
‘cause I’m gonna stand by you
8) “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson ( ❤ ) – Danger deepens as Jadeite journeys over the Dark Ridge, and she must call upon her inner strength.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes you a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
9) “Invincible” by Kelly Clarkson – After Jadeite’s father is arrested, she takes his place as an illegal Ridge Runner.
Beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
‘Cause I can take on so much more than I had ever dreamed
So beat down on me, beat down like a waterfall
‘Cause baby, I’m ready to be free
Now I am invincible
No, I ain’t a scared little girl no more
Yeah, I am invincible
What was I running for
I was hiding from the world
I was so afraid, I felt so unsure
Now I am invincible
And I’m a perfect storm
Jadeite woke to Mattie holding a cool gel wrap to her forehead. She was propped on one of the chairs that lined the dance floor.
He offered her a drink of punch. “This will revive you. Oh, and I told the principal to tone down the heat.”
Guess Mattie’s power extended to the entire teaching staff.
“I’ll give you a break for a couple of dances, then we have to get back out there, don’t we?”
His expression made the request into a barely disguised order.
Jadeite nodded and looked away. She hated this guy, absolutely hated him.
It was after midnight when the event ended. She stifled a yawn as Mattie escorted her to the waiting shuttle.
They had driven a few minutes when Mattie lowered the partition between the front and back seats. The driver idled outside the public air-shuttle station where lights revealed a shuttle packed with passengers. The passengers, all adults, sat facing forward. None were reading, visiting, or talking via phone waves.
“Driver, take us to the bistro near the school.”
“Yes, sir.” The tinted window slid up again.
Jadeite stared at the passengers as their shuttle moved ahead. Why would people be transported at this late hour? United Society prided itself on daytime shifts for everyone. One woman looked confused, sweeping her eyes from side to side at those around her. As their private shuttle took off, Jadeite glanced back. She could have sworn a man’s face at the window was cloaked in fear.
She turned to Mattie. “Why are all those people on the transport so late at night?”
He wrapped his arm around her shoulder. “Don’t worry that pretty little head of yours. Those people are being transported to other areas in United Society.”
That’s what they’d told Electra about her parents.
A school librarian for over twenty years, Stein now writes fulltime. Sanctuary: Family, Friends, & Strangers was a 2015 Colorado Book Award finalist. Three Threads Woven, was a 2010 WILLA Finalist. Her story, Sulfur Springs, won First Place in the 2011 LAURA Short Fiction competition. Her stories have appeared in Pooled Ink, The South Dakota Review, Fine Lines, and Women Writing the West online. When not writing, she hikes desert canyons and alpine trails. She loves anything vintage, her shelter-rescued dog, Opie, and, most of all, her husband, Rob.
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