Colony East

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When Abby's little sister, Toucan, contracts a new, deadly illness spreading among the survivors, they go on a dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of scientists caring for a small group of children. Abby fears that time is running short for Touk, but she soon learns that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.
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Overview

When Abby's little sister, Toucan, contracts a new, deadly illness spreading among the survivors, they go on a dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of scientists caring for a small group of children. Abby fears that time is running short for Touk, but she soon learns that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781505943733
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2015
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 870,054
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, optioned a screenplay, and worked in high-tech communications. The Toucan Trilogy --Night of the Purple Moon, Colony East, and Generation M-- are his first novels. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts.
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  • Posted March 20, 2015

    Book exchanged for an honest review~ All Abigail "Abby&quo

    Book exchanged for an honest review~

    All Abigail "Abby" Leigh wants to do is get medicine for her sister Lizette aka Touk. Where Abby and Jordan are staying isn't safe any more and they need to move on. Night of The Purple Moon changed everyone's lives and not for the better. One year later things are still not better but they're not worse either. Jordan has sunk into depression. Touk refuses to eat which frustrates Abby greatly. Rumors abound about Colony East but no physical proof so far. Even more rumors about a new plague. Are any of the rumors true? Is Colony East real? Will Jordan snap out of his depression? Your answers await you in Colony East.








    This book picks up where Night of the Purple Moon ends. World in chaos and children and preteens growing up without parents. This story is heartbreaking on many levels as well as showing the true survival spirit of human race. The characters rip out your heart only to stab it again. I'm definitely interested to see where the author takes this story.

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  • Posted June 23, 2014

    waiting for the next book

    this was an exciting read. always making you want to keep reading and very hard to put down. this was the same with the first book also. I am now in hopes of finding his next book. #3 of the trilogy.

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  • Posted May 15, 2014

    .Another great book, extremely well written by Scott Cramer. I c

    .Another great book, extremely well written by Scott Cramer. I could not stop reading until I was through with the book.I love how everyone works together on the Island but he also shows how selfishness and and not caring about any one would also likely happen, A clean teen book, but as a adult I loved it also. I love this series and cannot wait for Generation M to be published. You can't miss with Scott Cramer.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

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    Another great book by Scott Cramer. I love this series and canno

    Another great book by Scott Cramer. I love this series and cannot wait for Generation M to be published. If you read and loved Night of the Purple Moon as I did then I know you will love this one. You can't miss with Scott Cramer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Good read for any age reader

    Looking forward to reading more from Scott Cramer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Colony East

    This book was even better than the first and I can't wait for the third to come out. It has a great story line and it's full of action and suspence.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

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    A wonderful addition to the Toucan Trilogy!!! Did I enjoy this

    A wonderful addition to the Toucan Trilogy!!!

    Did I enjoy this book: Yes, yes, yes. I couldn’t put this book down. I probably would have devoured it in one sitting had I not had other obligations to attend to (much like what happen with the first book, Night of the Purple Moon).

    Colony East was a wonderful addition to this series. I can’t believe how much I enjoyed it. Too often with trilogies, the second book is a bridge where nothing much happens but it is necessary in order to get to the other side. That is so not the case here. So much happens. So much stuff!!! I’m reeling from it. It was non-stop action and information, drama and emotion.

    *** The remainder of this review will contain spoilers for those who have not read Night of the Purple Moon. This review will also be a bit cryptic because I really don’t want to give too much away. Consider yourself warned. ***

    We pick up a few days after where Night of the Purple Moon left off, Abby had taken the pill and was trying to get one to her brother Jordan. After recovering in Massachusetts, Abby, Jordan, Mel (their former neighbor), Mandy, and Timmy (the girl who hated yet saved them along with her new “brother”), make plans to get back to Castine Island. It is a struggle and an adventure to get there but they make it. Abby is a caring young lady, but that compassion can be her downfall. Jordan holds a grudge and takes awhile to see the truth. Mandy committed an unspeakable act but redeemed herself and then some.

    Fast forward one year, and we are introduced to Lieutenant Dawson and Colony East. Colony East is set in the New York City in hotels and other buildings that survived the Purple Moon aftermath. The few surviving adults, those quarantined in the CDC and those military personnel on submarines, have taken over a few large metropolitan areas and are trying to rebuild civilization. They have chosen children who appear strong, eager to follow, and who fit the mold. Lieutenant Dawson finds himself as a Lieutenant, teacher, mentor, father, uncle, friend, and brother. He wears many hats and he seems to truly care about his cadets. It is heartbreaking to read about his bed checks. Sometimes you forget the cadets are children, children who have lost parents and older siblings. He also holds a memory of his infant daughter and wife. He does not know the fate of his daughter but hopes that she is out there somewhere. Lieutenant Dawson is a good guy. He follows orders, does what is expected, but he also has a conscience.

    Meanwhile on Castine Island, Abby is the first medical responder, Jordan is the lead sailor, and Toby is the lead negotiator with the news gypsies, groups of kids who sail up and down the coast trading news for food, goods, medical treatments, etc. Soon Touk finds herself with the Pig, a new disease that causes children to eat and eat and eat before they develop a very high fever. After Jordan leaves with a group of gypsies to sail for a bit, Abby finds herself heading towards Colony East to find a cure for Touk. What she finds is hard for her to accept and believe. Abby is strong but still a tad bit naive. I know these are kids, but these kids have set up trading, fuel kingdoms, medical services, and have learned how to survive without the help of the few adults that have survived. It is truly amazing to see what the kids have come up with and how they are making their own rules and protocol.

    The end! Why must you leaving me hanging, Mr. Cramer? Why? I believe the first outburst when I read the last sentence was, “Oh, come on!” I have to know what happens next. I care about these kids. I want to know if they are okay. (This is how much Mr. Cramer has sucked me in with the Toucan Trilogy.) How long will I have to wait? I’m a bit impatient. It was a great ending, and as you can see, it has left me wanting more. More. Now. Please!

    Would I recommend it: Yes! But you have to read Night of the Purple Moon first.

    Will I read it again: I will not but I cannot wait until the last book in the Toucan Trilogy, Generation M.

    (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    I have just finished the second book in Scott Cramer's Toucan se

    I have just finished the second book in Scott Cramer's Toucan series, Colony East. So, what do I think of it? It is an amazing book of suspense, intrigue, and betrayal. Are these qualities in squabbling lovers? No! Emphatically! This book works on the premise that a particular natural disaster has killed all of the people over the age of puberty, who came into contact with a bacteria carrying dust. Thus the book is about the 'kids' left behind, the hardships they faced, and how they create a workable society from their limited experience, with varying degrees of intelligence, skill, leadership, and moral character. The compelling way they learned and solutions they developed produced a book I could not put down. 
    Though it does not quote any philosopher, I kept seeing The Allegory of the Cave, from Plato's Republic in this work. As certain kids mature and grow, you can see them progress from those who were content to do what was expected, not ask questions, and believe what was 'politically correct', to the free thinking, clear sighted agenda weighing sleuths, who know what is best for their society instinctively, and are heroic enough to bring about that outcome. I love that the characters all have their own personalities, and each voice is consistent with age, IQ, ability, personality and character type. In my experience, this is a very tall order for an author. The main protagonist (and this is a society of many children and a few adults of both pro and antagonistic characters) is a common sense personality, who uses strong convictions to push for a society that will allow for individuality, freedom of choice, privacy, and most importantly, focus on each individual’s service to their society. It was very interesting to me to see how she, and the community that evolved with her, grew into these abilities. Her name is Abby, and to see how her moral standards, and unquestioning faith in humanity are sorely tested and worn down (to the point that she may be willing to do armed theft to benefit those in her world) and how she reacts to this is really quite amazing. 
    As for the writer; he has a distinctively easy style to read. Short sentences with missing connectives in some cases, to create a sense of immediacy, and dialogue one would expect of 'kids'. He is a man's man of a writer, yet he can cross and construct a wonderfully soft feminine character with both vulnerable and bold qualities. Since this book is written in the third person omniscient with multiple points of view, you get to crawl into many of the character's minds and evaluate the world through their eyes. This allows for more effective storytelling in building a large world of people, and their personal agendas, instead of what most beginning authors do when they limit themselves to first person. I found it a deep and satisfying set of plots and all of them were constructed to keep you continually guessing what comes next. I believe this book was actually better than his first in this series. It is rare for me to say this, but I believe that with the unparalleled storytelling quality of the Toucan series, Cramer has propelled himself into a category that will earn him a notch in the best writing circles. This book obviously has a genre, but as you read it, you realize it will also appeal to those who wish to see the building and melding of hopes, dreams, practical solutions to problems, heroic actions, loyalties, and, paramount, living characters you simply cannot forget (or get out of your mind). This should be a really successful series if the work Cramer keeps churning out is the equal of Colony East.

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  • Posted September 29, 2013

    Colony East, the exciting sequel The Night of the Purple Moon, w

    Colony East, the exciting sequel The Night of the Purple Moon, was an extremely compelling story to read. Scott Cramer brought life to his words making me feel as though I was right there along side of the characters. I really enjoyed that instead of just dragging along all of the same characters from book 1 going through day after day of the same mundane stuff, Scott Cramer stir things up by not only introducing new characters and their trials, but new locations as well. I found this to keep the story at a growing pace for the reader to get more intrigue and to allow questions to be answered.

    This book deserves 5 stars as the plot flows, the characters seem realistic, and besides a couple minor wording problems (ie. one point using wrong character name) this book is extremely readable instead of making me like I'm in a boat on a choppy sea suffering from a massive case of seasickness while reading it.

    If you enjoy dystopian books give this book a read. Only downside you won't want to stop reading and will get mad once the book ends and you find out the next book won't be out til 2014!!

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    Posted May 17, 2014

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