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Derelict [Kindle Edition]

LJ Cohen , Chris Howard
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride. They all have their private reasons for hiding aboard and lives they are seeking to escape, but if the accidental crew can't work together and learn to trust each other, they'll die together, victims of a computer that doesn't realize the war ended decades before any of them were even born.

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About the Author

LJ Cohen is the writing persona of Lisa Janice Cohen, poet, novelist, blogger, local food enthusiast, Doctor Who fan, and relentless optimist. Lisa lives just outside of Boston with her family, two dogs (only one of which actually ever listens to her) and the occasional international student. When not doing battle with a stubborn Jack Russell Terrier mix, Lisa can be found working on the next novel, which often looks a lot like daydreaming.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Interrobang Books (29 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The book is too long for its plot. 4 Oct. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's not dreadful - it starts well and leads one in. A number of sub-plots are introduced, but just when one is beginning to notice that the story is marking time, like a soap opera there is a crisis - bang!

These crises are repetitive and for the most part are characterised with everyone being rendered unconscious. Following each crisis everything starts again and finally a story begins, though not usually quite the same story: sub-plots are abandoned, goals shift, alliances change and again just when one is lulled into thinking that maybe this time the author will, at last, stay with things bang!

By the end it is hard to care that the ending is rushed, muddled and unsatisfying, because, at least, it is the end.

A good edit and a partial rewrite could repair a lot that is wrong. There is a need to do away with the cardboard cut-out characterisations: all parents are evil, all authority is blind, all politicians are crooked etc. Give some coherence and continuity to the story and finally make the ending a little less trite and spend a little longer tying up the loose ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 14 Jun. 2014
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I'm not usually a reader of YA fiction, but this book was recommended by Lynn Viehl and I respect her opinions. I was hooked straight away. The characters are instantly alive in your head and, for once, I had no idea where the ride would go. And it was a ride - total roller coaster of twists and turns that kept me reading even when I knew I had work to do. If all YA fiction was this good I wouldn't bother with adult stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 4 Jun. 2014
By a brown
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great book good enough to read through in one sitting. I finished the book and was really disappointed there was no sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking read 28 Sept. 2014
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A good story with believability. Human heroes with human frailties and villainous baddies. Who could ask for more?.
But having said that MORE PLEASE.
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