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Preview — Aletheia by Megan I. Tennant
Aletheia (The Seventh River #1)
Nearly two decades after the fall, the transcendent city of Iris is the only place rumored to have a cure to the disease that decimated the world. Beyond Iris, are the remnants of the old world, cr ...more
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Its been four days since I finished this incredible book and I'm still reeling. To say I'm in desperate need for book two in The Seventh River series, titled Red River, is an absolute understatement! This story is full of action, mystery, love and conspiracy and I truly adored every moment of this book!
Aletheia follows the story of 736, a young Nameless woman forced to do ...more
I really enjoyed this book! I must say I was a tad bit nervous going in because I haven’t been able to find any good dystopian stories lately, but this one delivered! I thought the world building was one of the strongest elements because it really is so hard these days to construct a dystopian society without it being compared to bigger classics like the Hunger Games, Divergent, or Legend. B ...more
Aletheia follows a young woman only known by her number, 736. She lives with the other numbered and nameless people in an underground compound. In exchange for the cure to the awful disease which has ravaged the human population, she gets to live as a slave working to support the utopian city above ground.
The settings in Aletheia are beautifully described and intricately detailed. There's everything from breathtaking cities to crumbling sewers crawling with zombie-like people infected with the d...more
Video Review: http://youtu.be/eNhe_eVwVrs
It is safe to say this book had me all over the map with my emotions. There is just so much packed into this read and if there is one thing that creeps me out, it is diseased riddled humans.
Once I really got into the story I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened even when I was grossed out beyond belief or devastated at what just happened.
The greatest thing about this read is that Tennant did n ...more
With today’s advances and exploration in gene therapy and DNA manipulation, this novel speaks to a ...more
Another dystopian book that has stolen my heart! Wow.
In just the first few pages, I knew this book was going to be an amazing 5 star read!
I’ll have an extended review on my website in a couple days, mckayladebonis.com
In this story, a horrible disease has taken over the world. A prophet was given the means to create the cure and created a city, safe from the destruction and aftermath of the disease. But only those he deemed worthy could have a place in this city. Volunteers could get the cure, but the disease robs them of their memories of their f ...more
First off, I will say that I believe this book is on par with 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Giver'. Those are two of my favorite dystopia novels, and I think anyone who loves the genre will be obsessed with this.
The world building in this book is incredib ...more
The main character, 736, has forgotten her past. She lives underground in the city of Iris in indefinite indentured servitude, the price she paid for the cure to a disease that renders those infected into mindless, rambling Depraved. They took her name and gave her a number. And she is not alone. Over one-thousand “Nameless” toil in inhuman conditions ...more
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Aletheia is about a post-apocalyptic community, Iris, fighting for their survival against the diseased world outside. Their population is divided into seven divisions of specialized labor, though a new mysterious eighth has been announced at the beginning of the book. Our protagonist (736--each division member is given a ...more
The thing that really got to me was the tropes. They were all there: redheaded teenage girl with an attitude, love interest with special eye color, girl is only clumsy around L.I., a bully that bullies for no apparent reason etc. Sigh...
But Megan Tennant can write quite well, and I'm sure she'll develop into a great writer.
Have you ever been afraid of waking up and finding out that there’s a disease that erases all or your memories? That every second you don’t remind yourself who you are you might forget? That there’s also different stages to this disease where you’ve forgotten who you are and everyone you’ve ever loved, but also turned into a rabid human being trying to kill or eat anything that gets in your way. There’ ...more
Aletheia is a sci-fi /dystopic story about a girl known as 736. In this world, the nameless work underground, serving the city and people that brought them the cure to a disease that destroys one's ability to make new memories. The disease takes away memories, the cure takes away their freedom.
Firstly, THE WORLD BUILDING. This is one of the few sci-fi novels I've managed to get into. The at ...more
I loved it. Characters I could root for and a story line that took me up and down on a roller-coaster. If you are squeamish or are particularly sensitive, this might not be the story for you, but you can deal then its definitely 100% something you should invest your time into reading.
Some of you may know that I'm not the biggest fan of YA dystopian, so I was skeptical going into this book.
I was pleasantly surprised!
For while this is a YA dystopian, it had a lot of originality.
It escaped a lot of the tropes within the genre, and had some original twists I enjoyed.
There is a love story, but I actually enjoyed this part of the story.
It wasn't the main focus, and the way the love built was believable.
First the good. The book is pretty flawlessly written I think. Elegant descriptions, good mix of description and dialogue, no typos that I saw or weak sentences. It's one of those rare books I'd go so far as to say it's perfectly-written. Only other book I said that about was Harry Potter.
So indie author (I think) + perfectly written... How can I give it two stars!?
First, the book i ...more
The main character was easy to connect with, relatable, but fit nicely in the world. My favorite character by far was Arson, and I wish there was more of it. It really does have a great, wide c ...more
My name is Megan Tennant, and yes I'm writing this bio in first person, because I find writing about myself in third person super awkward.
So, I'll tell you a little about myself. Let's get the crazy out of the way first. I was born in California, but lived in Costa Rica for 7 years, exploring abandoned towns in the middle of jungles, sleeping with a raccoon on my pillow, bottle raising c ...more