Friday, June 21, 2013

Freebie Friday: Science Fiction - Dystopian

Freebie Friday is a meme adopted by many book blogs around the interwebs to promote e-books that are currently available for $0.00 on Amazon either permanently or for a limited time. I break down the types of "freebies" into whatever category Amazon has placed them in. This week we are going to be looking at Science Fiction: Dystopian. I have always loved when authors create new worlds for their characters to live in and it is especially interesting when it is a story about rebuilding after a catastrophic event. That is why I chose to do Dystopian books for this week's Freebie Friday. I hope you all enjoy my selected freebies this week! Keep in mind you can click the picture to be transported (not in a Tardis, sorry) to Goodreads and the link will take you directly to Amazon. :)

Title: Rex Rising

Author: Chrystalla Thomas

Series: Elei's Chronicles #1

In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life--until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side. Pursued for a secret he does not possess and with the fleet at his heels, he has but one thought: to stay alive.

His pursuers aren't inclined to sit down and talk, although that's not the end of Elei's troubles. The two powerful parasites inhabiting his body, at a balance until now, choose this moment to bring him down, leaving Elei with no choice but to trust in people he hardly knows. It won't be long before he realizes he must find out this deadly secret--a secret that might change the fate of the world and everything he has ever known--or die trying.

Title: The Soul Garden

Author: Cege Smith

As punishment for mankind's horrible deeds in Before, infants in the Territory of Malm are born soulless. These infants are safeguarded from society because of their unsightly appearance and unquenchable hunger. When infants are Chosen, they are called to the Fountain of Souls for their soul implantation, where they are ensouled and finally become completely human.

Soul Implantation Day 3675 starts out like any other day, following the paths of five people who are destined to meet in the courtyard of the Fountain of Souls; the lead acolyte for the Office of Souls, the parents of one of the Chosen, an adult soulless who has been biding his time for a soul, and the Soul Garden's caretaker. They bear witness to a soul implantation ceremony that goes terribly awry and is the beginning of an epic struggle between good and evil.

The Soul Garden is the novella prequel to the upcoming Twisted Souls series.

Title: Death Whispers

Author: Tamara Rose Blodgett

Series: Death #1

Almost fifteen-year-old Caleb Hart is a Cadaver-Manipulator in the year 2025.

When teens receive a government-sanctioned pharmaceutical cocktail during school, paranormal abilities begin manifesting... making the teens more powerful than the adults.

After Caleb discovers he has the rare, Affinity for the Dead, he must do whatever it takes to hide it from a super-secret government agency whose goal is exploitation.

Caleb seeks refuge in his new girlfriend, Jade, until he realizes that she needs as much protection from her family, as he does from the government.

Suddenly, Caleb finds that hiding his ability while protecting Jade and his friends is a full time job; can he escape the government, protect Jade and lose the bullies that are making him miserable?

Title: Uprising

Author: Justin Kemppainen

Series: The Fall of Haven #1

Before Proposition 172, being a Citizen was a way to separate one's self from the rest of society. After Proposition 172, the rest of the world truly was separate from you. It was such a simple answer, really. How could one keep every undesirable part of society away from the parts that deserved better? Move it.

In the city of Haven, the dreams of the Citizens have been realized in the Separation project. No longer will people of good stature and breeding be required to interact with the working class, the filthy and disease-ridden rejects that fill the streets. No longer will real people have to suffer junkies, criminals, and thieves. Instead, a cleaner and purer world has been crafted to suit your every need. The best part? Well, all those undesirables had to be worth something, after all. Why not just use them? Give them a short re-education and make them docile workers.

This is the world that a young woman named Kaylee lives in. One where Citizens, the truly "elite," capture and enslave ordinary people to suit their needs. This is the Haven of constant fear, where any moment you might be brutally beaten by a gang, stolen by a squad of Citizen "recruiters," or you might simply starve to death. It is a world of darkness, hidden far below the bright and shining city where the Citizens and their ilk live in splendor. It is a world without hope.

Yet in these dark slums beneath the city of Haven, things are being set in motion. Plans are being carried out, forces are being gathered. The powerful and reclusive slumlord, Elijah, starts a chain of events which will swallow everyone in the city--Citizen and undesirable alike.

Stuck in the middle, Kaylee and her companions will be forced into the horrifying realization that is at the core of life in Haven: no action is without consequences.

Title: Level Zero

Author: Jaron Lee Knuth

When the never-ending wars, pollution, and overpopulation of the near future have caused the outdoors to become uninhabitable, the government is forced to create a new world, a virtual existence that allows civilization to continue. Shopping malls, schools, concert venues, and religious gathering places all exist in the infinite confines of this new reality, yet the most popular domain for most teenagers is the one that houses the endless array of digital games.

When the sequel to a popular title is released to the public for a special beta test, a group of players eagerly log in to try out the new experience. What seems like harmless violence quickly turns all too consequential when the players realize that game's biggest error: They can't log out. Forced to battle their way through an endless army of monsters programmed to kill their avatars, the players must fight against the clock and find a way out of the game before the real world catches up with them.

Hope you all enjoy this Freebie Friday offers!

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