Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sunset Rising By S.M. McEachern Review


Sunset Rising (Sunset Rising, #1)

 Sunset Rising

February 2024: Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discover a secret government bio-dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told to turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are grudgingly permitted entry. But the price of admission is high.

283 years later…
Sunny O'Donnell is a seventeen-year-old slave who has never seen the sun. She was born in the Pit, a subterranean extension of the bio-dome. Though life had never been easy, lately it had become a nightmare. Her mom was killed in the annual Cull, and her dad thought it was a good time to give up on life. Reyes Crowe, her long-time boyfriend, was pressuring her to get married, even though it would mean abandoning her father.

She didn't think things could get any worse until she was forced upstairs to the Dome to be a servant-girl at a bachelor party. That's where she met Leisel Holt, the president's daughter, and her fiancé, Jack Kenner.

Now Sunny is wanted for treason. If they catch her, she'll be executed.

She thought Leisel's betrayal was the end. But it was just the beginning.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!

This Book was AMAZING! Unlike ANYTHING I have EVER read! I enjoyed this book thoroughly and am eagerly awaiting the sequel! The writer has done a remarkable job with the descriptive writing and the plot was out of this world AMAZING! I look forward to more of her books in the future! She is definitely up there on my top favorite list of authors! :)


Past Time: Year 2024

The World has crumbled! In the year of 2024, World War III has begun! Fighting for survival and searching for any signs of hope, a innocent group of survivors seek refuge with the Bio-Dome Government! But all is not as it seems! They have to pay a very high price for admission! They have signed over their lives and their unborn children's lives and all their other children to come after that! They had to sign a treaty agreeing to become slaves for the Bio-Dome Government and in exchange they were to be granted shelter and protection from the outside world and whatever food they were offered! They are living and breathing, but they are pretty much dead inside, and you could say they just sold their soul to the devil!

Present Time: Year 2307

283 years later Sunny O’Donnell is born into slavery. Forced to do what she's told, when she's told, if she wants to live to see another day! The citizens are subject to the cruel cruelty from the corrupt government called the Bourge! They are forced to do hard labor, while suffering from being beaten from the government! They are hardly given enough food and water to survive and are ALL killed off at the age of 35 prevent overpopulation! And to make matters worse the women are considered play toys and men and women in slavery will be beaten or killed for any reason the government sees fit! Things are not good for Sunny and the other citizens of the Bio-Dome and their in NO sign of hope! That is until Sunny ignited a uprising she did realize she was starting until it was too late!

Now tricked into a marriage and on the run from the Bio-government with her husband in tow and marked as a traitor, Sunny must figure out how to fix things before she is caught and put to death and made an example out of!

Doesn't that sound AMAZING??? Yeah, I know it was! :) This book is my one of favorite books of 2012!

So Overall I give this book an EASY 5 stars!

5 Bone Hearts

S.M. McEachernS.M. McEachern (also known as Susan) comes from the rocky shores of Canada’s East Coast. As a resident of Halifax during her early adult years, she attended Dalhousie University and earned an Honors Degree in International Development Studies with a focus on ocean development. Throughout her academic studies and early career, Susan had the privilege to study and work with Elizabeth Mann Borgese (daughter of nobel prize winner, Thomas Mann). An author in her own right and a political activist for world peace, Mrs. Mann Borgese played a significant influence on Susan’s view of the political world stage.

Now a mother of two and the wife of one (who is serving overseas), Susan currently resides in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. She loves delicious hot beverages, wine and talking about herself in the third person. For writing inspiration, Susan likes to go on long walks with her iPod (Keane and Moby are among her favorites). “Sunset Rising” is her debut novel and the first of many she plans to write.

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  1. That cover is awesome, to begin! I loved it. And while it doesn't sound like the most unique of stories, it still sounds good. And according to your review, it is a lot more unique than it sounds. I really like the idea of this story. A lot. I am intensely curious about the betrayal, the reason for treason charges! And the Cull? Horrible! The only thing, though?! When I read the blurb of the book, all I could think about was the movie Bio-Dome with the awesome (to my younger self_ Pauly Shore. Such a silly, stupid funny movie!

  2. I know that I want to give this book a try. It's not just the cover, the story itself sounds good. Your review is just a plus. Thank you for sharing!


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