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Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1233 KB
  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing; 2 edition (11 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6F67LK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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G.P. Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series, Grounded, and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, a brittany spaniel named Riptide Jack and a very demanding guinea pig. Learn More about G.P. at, or

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 May 2013
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Set in the future in a world where electricity is needed for everything, but comes in limited supply, this book described the journey of Lydia, an Amish girl on rumspringa, who finds out she is not who she thought she was. It is an imaginative story, with a certain amount of sci-fi and a lot of character development. The future in which she lives sounds like it should be utopian, but turns out not to be, showing how even the best intentions can create terrible circumstances. An enjoyable read, with thought provoking aspects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Goodwin on 25 Nov. 2014
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A mesmerizing read, from the quaint family life of an Amish community to the electrifying, futuristic world. You will not be able to put this book down until you are done.
Lydia grew up in Hemlock Hollow, an Amish community behind a 12 ft. wall separating their world from the Outlands. She enjoys her life there with her father and her friend Jeremiah. Jeremiah wants to experience Rumspringa with Lydia in the English world. Lydia prefers to stay. When her father has a stroke and has to go a hospital to recuperate, she changes her mind. When Lydia leaves her home her life changes. What she doesn't know, is it will never be the same again. When a gift she has had since birth makes it's appearance, Lydia becomes a hot commodity for 2 battling forces. On the way she meets Korwin, a boy with the same ability as her. Now she must face, what she thought about herself and her past, is not as it appears.
Join Lydia on this amazing story of changes in her life and changes in herself. You will enjoy this book from start to finish.
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By Sarah on 25 Aug. 2013
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author G. P. Ching and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Lydia is Amish, and intends to get married and have kids without ever seeing the English way of life, until her father suffers a stroke and is taken to an English hospital for treatment.

Talked into partaking in rumspringa in order to leave her community and visit her father in hospital, Lydia and her best friend Jeremiah leave their sheltered way of life, and venture into the city.

Once in the electrical world things start going wrong for Lydia, and she soon finds herself arrested for being a `scamper' - someone who steals electricity. It seems that Lydia is instead an energy source herself though, and she is able to create electricity and use it as she wills.
Why can Lydia produce electricity? What do the government want with her? And will she ever see home again?

This was an entertaining YA sci-fi/romance, and I liked the action.

Lydia was a girl who had been raised Amish and had no problems with her life. She wasn't interested in being anyone other than who she felt she was, and would have never have even taken part in rumspringa had her father not fallen ill.

I liked the storyline in this book, although it did seem like a bit of an odd idea to turn human beings into batteries. While it would be very useful to be your own source of electricity, I can't even begin to image what havoc that amount of excess electrical energy would do to the body on a cellular basis, and can only hope that this idea is indeed only ever found in fiction.
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I give this book 3.5 stars, though if I were a teenager I would probably give it 4 or 5!

It is set 50 yeas in the future following a nuclear accident. Lydia and her friend, Jeremiah, live
in an isolated Amish community that the outside world thinks has died out from radiation. So the Outlanders
don't realize that the Amish people can travel into their area, pretending to be Englishers. Usually the
young people are keen to return to the community once they experience the outside world.

When Lydia and Jeremiah take this journey they run into trouble. The outside world is governed by
The Green Republic who had carried out experiments 20 years before on a group of people who could
then make electricity with their bodies. Electricity is limited and is as important as money to the Republic.

I found the book had some clever ideas - a mixture of science fiction and fantasy. Lydia is
attracted in more ways than one to a boy, Korwin, who has special abilities, and becomes confused as
to where her loyalties lie. I think this book can be read as a stand alone if you don't want to buy the whole
trilogy. It contained no sex or bad language.
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Grounded is a good solid YA read, which surprised me, as I'm not much of a YA reader. Ching, however, is good, very good!

Lydia is a spark, she can harness electricity in her body. She just doesn't know it yet. When leaving Hemlock Hollow for her Rumspringa, she finds herself in a nightmare she has no control over. Until she meets Korwin. He is also a spark,and the pair of them, the offspring of an experiment to use the human body to power personal items.

After being captured by those who wish to use Korwin and Lydia to continue the experiment, they find themselves fighting for not only their lives, but the lives of those they love.

Ching spins a great tale set in the future, 2050. you learn about Lydia's upbringing among the Amish, how she deals with her father's stroke, and how she deals with the outside world. Korwin's life isn't so detailed and I would have liked to see some writing from his point of view.

Ching grabs you and keeps dragging you along, and there is a twist I didn't see coming, and the ending isn't quite how I imagined, but a bloody good read!

The SoulKeepers series are really good too, by same author.
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