Monday, January 28, 2013

"Sami," by H.S. St.Ours - from the Water Worlds series

A Sci-Fi coming-of-age adventure, this series appeals to the Young Adult crowd as well as we older readers. Highly rated, it's our spotlight book at $2.99!

"After reading Young Moon, I expected only the best from the second book in the series. I was not disappointed in the least! Sami is a smart, engaging adventure in a post-apocalyptic near-future. Sami's tenacity, bravery, intelligence and creativity make for a wonderful female heroine in a compelling world. Sami's ability to balance the darkness in the world with her own light may well move all of humanity toward a new beginning. I couldn't put this down, a must read for all young women, young men, and adults alike! I am eagerly awaiting the rest of the series! -- Brenna Bear, Amazon reviewer

Sami (Water Worlds), by H.S. St.Ours

Fifteen-year-old Sami Walker wasn’t born in the tunnels. She's traveled all over, even as far as the Northern caves beyond Eastport. Only nobodies went farther than that. Story was, there were towns beyond the Dustbowl, but most folk thought that was just stories.

It’s been almost a century since the sky fell and the world broke apart in a day, and still the people spent their whole lives underground, either in the Five Tunnels, or in the caves, shielded by living stone.

Sami’s mom and dad are long since dead, and her friends, Sef and Glyn, vanished without a trace, over a year ago, or were chased from the tunnel by the Judge. Now her dearest pal, Simma, was leaving, too, to live under the water in tunnel Tee Two, with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend.

She used to feel safe in the tunnels. Used to feel at home. But now, she wasn’t so sure. There was something in the air. Her only friend left was her dog Scout, a tunnel stray who adopted her over a year ago. And old Miz Murphy, of course, who lived in the hovel below her, deep down in Far Northend, the oldest dig in Tee Four.

For decades, crowds of people have waved through the tunnels, following the green arrows, pushing up and out Eastport, heading North. They heard the air was better there, and most didn’t like the tunnels one bit anyway.

But now, nobodies and someones alike were disappearing, and voices came to her in the dark, warning her of a great danger to come.

In an adventure of courage and hope, Sami seeks answers and uncovers a mystery that spans worlds.

"Sami" is Book 2 in the Water Worlds young adult science fiction adventure series.

Be sure to read Book 1: "Young Moon"

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From the reviews:
5 Stars. "Sami drew me in immediately and I read the entire book IN ONE SITTING - I could not tear myself away."
5 Stars. "I couldn't put this down, a must read for all young women, young men, and adults alike!"
5 Stars. "Even more enjoyable than the first volume. St. Ours fans will not be disappointed with this latest effort."
4 Stars. "Like 'Wool' this book develops characters that you'll want to hear more about. Buy it, read it, enjoy."

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Meet the Author

Water Worlds is a young adult science fiction adventure series chronicling the terraforming of the inner solar system, as seen through the eyes of generations of young women. Young Moon is Book 1, Sami is Book 2, and Book 3, Simma, is coming Spring 2013. Seven books are planned for the series.

H.S. St.Ours lives and writes in Maryland.

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