Monday, October 23, 2017

Girl Of Glass

Synopsis: Two glass turning back.

The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention, and new drugs have given the outsiders the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid – but it comes at a price.

Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, being trained to protect her little piece of the world that has been chosen to survive. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. But when outsider Kieran Wynne begs for Nola’s help in saving an innocent life, she is drawn into a world of darkness and danger. The suffering on the other side of the glass is beyond anything Nola had imagined, and turning her back on the outside world to return to the safety of the domes may be more than she can stand. Even when her home is threatened by the very people Nola wants to help.

My Review

       Girl of Glass is about 16 or 17 year old Nola who currently lives inside a dome with her mother to keep her safe from the elements and sickness of outside. However, there are still people who live outside, who are getting sick and dying regularly, and no one of the domes wants to help. 
      Due to desperation, the people who live outside of the domes were forced to create their own medicine to survive which had many negative side effects. Each time a doctor has attempted to improve the medicine, a new side effects takes place. Between the sick, the dying, the desperate and starving people live Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies. 
      Nola is wise to beware of going outside of the domes, but it doesn’t stop her desire to help people. Especially when her friend Kieran, a boy she’s obviously in love with, ask for her help. Well, he actually tricks her a bit, but gives her an opening to reach out to him. 
      Naturally a teenager in love, and fear for his safety, can’t pass up an opportunity to race headlong into danger not thinking of the consequences at all. All the while a boy, Jeremy, who lives in the domes with her is chasing after her heart, despite her sketchy behavior.
     I repeatedly thought Nola was naïve and making some bad decisions. However, I liked the concept of where she was headed. I really wanted to see how this was going to work out for her. I honestly wouldn’t say she won in the end. It seemed more like an, accepting reality send off. 

Meet Author Megan O'Russell

How long have you been writing?
I've always had an interest in storytelling, but I began writing in earnest about seven years ago. My first book was published about four years ago, and by early 2018 I'll have four open book series!
What genre would you say your book was in?
It's a young adult dystopian with paranormal elements. I like to call it a SciFanTopian, but that's not a real thing. 

What book would you compare it to?
A little bit City of Bones with a touch of Twilight. 

Name 3 unique facts about yourself.
I am a professional stage actor, I have lupus, and I have an extreme travel addiction. 

What is your favorite Genre to read?
I love young adult fantasy.

How would you describe your main characters in one sentence?
A girl incapable of ignoring the pain of others. 

If you could choose one character from another book to be a hero/ villain in your book, which would you choose?
I would love Remus Lupin to join the werewolves!

What sets your book apart from the rest?
Girl of Glass looks at a dystopian world from the point of view of one chosen to survive in comfort. The protagonist isn't searching for food and fearing for her life. She is forced to watch the suffering of those who have been abandoned by the system. It's her inability to watch without action that drives her story. 

What social media do you use the most and why? 

I love Facebook and my blog on my author site I love my Facebook page because it's easy to interact with readers, and I have the ability to do live videos. I love my blog because I can go more in depth about the process of writing and provide updates on where my projects sit in the publishing world.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful review!! I just posted my review of Girl of Glass as well! I agree, I loved the concept! The one element I really didn't like was the love triangle.