Alternity Imagine waking up in a post apocalyptic nightmare world and being told your whole life is but a dream Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen good grades hot boyfriend and an afterschool job t

  • Title: Alternity
  • Author: Mari Mancusi
  • ISBN: 9781620510131
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Imagine waking up in a post apocalyptic, nightmare world and being told your whole life is but a dream Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames But then she started having the dreams.In her dreams, there is no Earth Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in sqImagine waking up in a post apocalyptic, nightmare world and being told your whole life is but a dream Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames But then she started having the dreams.In her dreams, there is no Earth Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression In her dreams, there is no Skye only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime And then there s Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes.Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time to learn who she really is, where she belongs.d why The shocking truth will have her questioning her own realityd her heart.

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    1. Look at that cover! Isn't it gorgeous?! Yes, I'm a cover-whore, and I would have totally grabbed the book if it wasn't already offered to me. Its been awhile since I've read dystopian, so this was a good change of pace for me. The last dystopian book I read I was so disappointed in. This was a quick read that had me enamored from the first few pages. It didn't feel like a dystopian book since it kept going back and forth from reality to reality. Was it sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian? You didn't real [...]

    2. How to I review this book without spoiling it? Overall, I basically struggled with this book until the last quarter, at which point, I was totally sucked in for a bit.The prologue was really interesting and makes you want to know what's going on. But then the first part of the book throws you into the daily life of a typical teenage college girl. It was a bit weird because even though Skype detected some odd behavior, I find it a little hard to believe that she JUST noticed them out of her 18 or [...]

    3. Moongazer is flat and dull and a painfully blatant rip-off of The Matrix. That isn't all I could say about this novel, but it's really all I want to say. It's not even that I feel angry or particularly disappointed about it -- I simply feel so indifferent to it that I can barely muster the energy to review it properly. Still, I'll give it a shot.I was really excited about the possibilities of this novel -- the post-apocalyptic world! The dark angst-ridden love interest! The manga-esque cover! I [...]

    4. There are a few things in this book that are a bit on the nose - for example, there's a distinct Moon theme going on with a bunch of things and the main characters are Skye and Dawn. However, the deeper you get into the book, the more these things make sense. There are similar themes are Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz that are referenced via the names of things. At first I found it slightly annoying, but eventually it just seemed like a crazy meta commentary on how there are no truly o [...]

    5. Skip to the end if its too long for you.Alternity is about a normal girl named Skye. She studies in a course that she love, in a university that she love, doing a dream job as a beta tester for Sims Medieval/WoW game called 'RealLife : Medieval Times' and have a boyfriend who is a DJ for the hottest club called Luna. But she's plagued with horrific nightmares of someone chasing after her and calling her by a very different name and wanted her to stop "chasing the moon".One night, she was lead to [...]

    6. How did we end up here?Mari has a tendency of sending me everything she writes, for which I don’t complain. I merely consume it all and am happy to have received it for we are of one mind when it comes to how writing should read. Namely, good. Our brains, they mesh. Which probably explains why I have a habit of liking Mari’s writing when I read it.Okay, book. You've got 50 pages. Go!I immediately started trying to work the story out the second things started to get weird. I like books that d [...]

    7. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC, and Netgalley.)18-year-old Skye Brown goes to college in New York, and beta tests new video games for an all-female games company. She thinks that her worst problem at the moment is the strange nightmares that she’s been having where she is chased through underground tunnels by strange men who want to capture her and inject her with weird green fluid, she’s wrong.Th [...]

    8. For fans of dystopian novels this is a good read.Is she Skye or is she Mariah? Skye finds herself waking up in a weird underground city only to have no recollections of it. It turns out that everyone else remembers her, but she doesn't remember this odd world or that she is part of the revolutionaries trying to overthrow it- or is she really?I liked that the main character's identity didn't change- she stayed true throughout holding onto that she did not have amnesia. I found it odd that she did [...]

    9. I've read this book at least 4 times. It's been kind of a comforting title to go back to when I wanted something light/romantic to read. Never thought of it as amazing, but it caused enough eye-rolling this time to perhaps permanently remove it from my reread pile. Skye whined too much this time. The plot twist was expected, and the end felt too convenient and rushed. The cultural references in hindsight are super obvious.

    10. My gosh! Have I been having an awesome run with books, or what? This was AWESOME! I couldn't put it down. The world is bleak and keeps you guessing. It was sad, funny, happy and intriguing. There's a bit of everything in this one. And Dawn. Ah. What can I say? The connection between these two characters was inspiring.Loved it!

    11. Originally posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek2.5 StarsThe synopsis of this book is interesting. It pulled me right in. I always think my life has to be a dream, well, a nightmare. The idea of Skye waking up and told her world was all fake, fascinated me. However, this book did not. “Alternity” has a really great plot and just a so-so execution. Terra is a unique idea on the part of Mari Mancusi, the author. It is easy to imagine a world underground with its tunnels and upstair [...]

    12. Plagued by vivid and startling nightmares, the heroine hasn't had a decent nights sleep for so long she thinks she's going crazy. To further this notion, she sees the man responsible for her nightmares at the club one night and the next thing she knows, she's waking up in a white room. Confused and scared, she finds herself in a laboratory of sorts with only the message of 'Don't trust Duske. Find Dawn' as her guide. There's no way this world she's in is reality but suddenly everything seems so [...]

    13. See the original review on darkfaerietales/reviewsSkye Brown is an ordinary human from an ordinary college with an ordinary boyfriend. So when her ordinary life is interrupted by a not-so-ordinary nightmare, she is more than a little shaken up. But just a few puffs of her inhaler and everything's back to normal. Then those dreams become reality that's when she starts freaking out. Skye Brown is transferred to Terra--a post-apocalyptic underground city that hides from the surface due to nuclear w [...]

    14. This novel was originally published in print as Moongazer, back in 2010, which made for some confusing 10 minutes when I discovered two books with the same blurbs.Skye, the MC, is a normal college student. She has a roommate, friends, an annoying cousin and a sweet boyfriend. She also has terrifying, vivid nightmares, from which she wakes up scared and on the verge of having an asthma attack. I felt like the author tried too hard to make her the perfect geek. She’s in film school, she has a jo [...]

    15. (This review is also on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).When I read the synopsis of Alternity by Mari Mancusi, I knew I would probably love this book! I wasn't wrong. This book is amazing!Skye is just your average 18 year old girl. There's nothing that different about her. She has a fantastic boyfriend, she goes to school, and she works as a video games tester. She's been having these strange nightmares about being in a weird place. They're making her lose sleep [...]

    16. Alright folks, lets all settle in to discuss the book cover for Alternity. Anyone else feeling a bit queasy? No? Okay maybe not queasy but how about dizzy? No? Well, needless to say it but I get dizzy looking at the optical illusion of this cover. I guess I'm just strange like that. Other than the weird feeling of having jumped off a merry-go-round, I like the cover. The katana welding female looks bad but in a good intimidating way. I think of Michael Jackson's song when I see it, well actually [...]

    17. 3.5 Rating Alternity is a book that, while not perfect, is greatly enjoyable. If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic dystopias, alternate realities, rebellions, romance, and totalitarian governments all tossed together with a little humor and a lot of gaming references, Alternity will work for you.The narrative begins in a tangle of confusion, but it’s appropriate, because that’s how Skye feels. Once you figure out what’s going on, it actually makes very clear sense. Honestly, I caught on t [...]

    18. *I downloaded this book off Netgalley to review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.Review:The best way I can describe Alternity is Metropolis meets V for Vendetta which meets something else altogether in a back alley somewhere. Unfortunately the book doesn't quite pull off the mashup of this surreal,technological,Dystopian world well. I want to start with the cons first because I feel that they outweighed the positives.ConsWorld Building- The World o [...]

    19. WOW!!! That was an epic rollercoaster ride. The concept of this book is totally mind blowing. It starts off a little confusing but stick with it. I promise you won't be disappointed!!The book begins with our heroine, Skye. She is a college student in Manhattan who works for a video game design company in her spare time. She is true techno-geek and I loved her from the start! Skye starts having nightmares about a place she's never seen and people she doesn't know who keep chasing her and people f [...]

    20. Due to the slightly shady cover, we were both afraid that Alternity would turn out to be a disappointing read. It had a really interesting summary and a totally unique plot and while this book did not exactly wow us, it really caught us off guard as it was a decent read.Mancusi's characters, while having good intentions to keep us interested, did not exactly keep us wanting more. While we did find Skye a bit dense sometimes, and Dawn so unlike other male protagonists out there, we found ourselve [...]

    21. Alternity is an excellent, tightly-written, action-packed, science fiction romance with an intriguing twist on reality that is a little reminiscent of that in The Matrix. I enjoyed it a great deal, and the story held me so thoroughly that I read it in one afternoon and evening.Skye is your normal sort of New York dwelling teenager, except for her rather too vivid nightmares. The world of her dreams, post-apocolyptic subterranean Terrra, is a dismal place, (thought author Mancusi manages to infus [...]

    22. I really wish that there were more books in the YA science fiction genre that took an interesting concept and use it to turn everything upside down. Alternity does just that. While Skye thinks she's just a normal teenage girl living in New York City and working for a video game company, she comes to learn that the world is so much bigger than what she thought. People, places, and things are never what they seem, and your whole life could be a total lie.Without giving too much away, I thought Man [...]

    23. This review also appears on my blog at thegoldenruleof666spoUmwow. That was only completely epic!! Mari Mancusi is officially one of my favorite authors. I read her book, Tomorrow Land, and adored it. Alternity was just as amazing!The concept of this book is a mindbender. A girl wakes up to find out her whole life was a lie. Literally. I love that kind of mind twister, so when I found out an author I liked was writing a one, I was thrilled. And, after reading it, I'm even more ecstatic. Skye was [...]

    24. Click here to see this and other reviews at The Demon Librarian blogMeh. That's my overall feeling after reading Alternity. Justh. In a nutshell, the story is about a girl who wakes up in an alternate world (where everyone thinks she is someone else) and finds herself in the middle of a bitter conflict between two opposing factions. As stories go, it seems promising enough, and to a certain point, the book delivers. The writing flows well, and each scene is clearly painted. I had no trouble at a [...]

    25. This review originally appears on What Am I Reading? I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.Rate: 4.5This book was really good. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did, but after getting my first glimpse into the alternate reality and wondering whether Skye was just dreaming or living out the event, I was hooked. The only reason I didn’t give this book five stars was because when Skye is on “Earth,” the verb tense changes to past, but when [...]

    26. As soon as I saw video games in the synopsis I knew this was going to be a book that I could relate to being a gamer myself; and you really just don't see enough female gamers in books. So basically when I saw this pop on Netgalley I had to click the request button, I JUST HAD TO.I loved Skye as a main character. I felt like I could really relate to her. She loved to go clubbing/dancing, whaddya know I do too. She had all of these worn-out fantasy novels in her dorm room. ME TOO. She loved to pl [...]

    27. I'm not too sure how I feel about this book. I feel bad giving it a 2 (I would stretch to say my rating is a 2.5) but I didn't really enjoy the first half of the book.The whole concept of the book was what intrigued me to read it. After reading the description I was reminded of the anime .hack//sign and how similar the plots were. That should have been my first clue that I was in for a confusing and odd book because that anime still puzzles me to this very day and I've seen every episode twice.T [...]

    28. I won this in a giveaway.I don't usually enjoy dystopian novels, but the description sounded great: Skye Brown thought she was your typical college student--good grades, hot boyfriend, and an internship that pays her to play videogames. Video games? A college student (that is, not a high school teen like so many other books)? I'm in.It's not "post apocalyptic" in the sense that there are few people and everything went to hell on earth. It's post-nuclear, to where it's 2107 (though probably not [...]

    29. KEY WORDS: Romance, Rebellion, Different words, Apocalypse,IN SHORT: A great mystery with great action and great unexpected twists.Ginny's (The pug's) Review:This is a ARC review thanks to NETGALLERY.This is my first time reading Mari Mancusi work and I will defiantly be begging for more books from her, Alternity is a rollercoster of a read that takes us on a fast paced journey of identity, rebellion and corrupt governments that will keep you up late into the night reading.In this installment Ma [...]

    30. Blog Review from A Journey Through PagesWhat is real? What is a dream? And what in the world is going on? These are the questions going through our main character, Skye's head when she finds herself in the strange underground world from her dreams where everyone seems to think she is someone else named "Mariah".Alternity is a Matrix-esque dystopian novel that is full of surprises. The story itself is satisfying enough and the mystery is well done. The characters aren't terrible, though they're n [...]

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