Cycles

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When Renee discovers that her neighbor, Dr. Dawson, has bags of his dead daughter's frozen blood stored in his basement, she decides it's up to her to uncover the doctor's mysterious past. What she learns, however, is not what she expects. Now she and her friend Sam Miller are on the run, hiding from scientists who want to use what the two teenagers know to change human life forever.
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Overview

When Renee discovers that her neighbor, Dr. Dawson, has bags of his dead daughter's frozen blood stored in his basement, she decides it's up to her to uncover the doctor's mysterious past. What she learns, however, is not what she expects. Now she and her friend Sam Miller are on the run, hiding from scientists who want to use what the two teenagers know to change human life forever.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984723720
  • Publisher: Levanter Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois received her bachelor's degree in journalism and worked as a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. She later completed a master's degree in communications and moved into the corporate world, forming her own freelance business.
Recently she turned her interest to writing fiction after realizing the bedtime stories she tells her four kids never put them to sleep.
Her other works of fiction include:
Catching Katil
Treasure Hunters: A collection of short stories
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Enjoyable

    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it. However, I would not say the same for the sequel. Did the author get tired of being creative? The main character, despite death threats, openly walks into the woods with someone concealed in a costume!? Supposedly she thinks its her BFF guy friend even though she JUST saw him on the football field? Boo!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

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    Cycles by Lois D. Brown ¿¿¿¿¿ Renee was just a normal girl, un

    Cycles by Lois D. Brown
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    Renee was just a normal girl, until she was left to watch her neighbor’s horse, Mercury. She had never ridden a horse before, until people broke into the barn to steal the horse. When she put the saddle on to ride Mercury, she noticed that it had a spiral on it, which tended to be her signature doodle. During her escape with Mercury she took a tumble and blacked out. When Renee woke up in the hospital she learned that her blood type didn’t match any known blood type, which lead to the discovery that the people she believed to be her parents were not. Renee searched for answers as she began to remember things from another life.

    Cycles was an interesting read. I really enjoyed the concept, it was different and a new one to me. I’m not sure if there are other books along the same lines but for me this was anew idea and I really liked it. I found it original and fresh. I enjoy when I find new stories instead of reading about the same idea used over and over again.

    The author did a good job with writing an interesting Young Adult novel that grabbed me and I’m sure will grab other readers as well. The author will be releasing the sequel Spaces sometime this year and I look forward to reading the it to find out what happens next with Renee.

    This book was provided to me from the author for review, thank you for a great new read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

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    Cycles

    When I read the synopsis of Cycles, I wasn't sure what I was in for once I started reading. Cycles blew me away! Cycles is a beautifully written blend of the scientific and spiritual which explode into the life of a 13 year old girl named Renee. I don't want to give much away about the plot because this is definitely one you need to read - pronto! Renee's life is falling apart around her and she doesn't know who to trust anymore, except for her best friend Sam and an older woman, Gamma Didi. From ancient American Indian legends to eclipses to genetics to the 'fountain of youth', Cycles is wonderfully original and eerily realistic. Ms. Brown will keep you entranced from the first page...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

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    Book Review: Cycles by Lois Brown

    I flew through this novel at record pace. The writing flowed easily, the characters were all quite likable and believable and I found the premise to be interesting and unique. I have to admit that I was quite pleasantly surprised by this one. I wondered how I would relate to such young characters but I needn't have feared. Sam is wise beyond his years and Renee, well she also has much more experience than one would assume. (I don't want to give anything away!)


    Lois Brown does a wonderful job of introducing two very young characters and throwing them into the midst of a fascinating and mysterious intrigue. I loved trying to puzzle it all out right alongside Renee and Sam. I don't think that I'd have been able to guess at any of it before it was revealed.


    My only complaints would be that it did seem a smidgen unbelievable to me that two 13 year old were running around on their own. And there is one scene involving a conversation between Renee and a schoolteacher that seemed 100% improbable and age inappropriate. But then again...times may have changed greatly since I was 13!


    On the whole, I was impressed with Lois Brown's creativity and her character development and am curious to see where the story goes from here...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

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    A very unique and enjoyable read!

    This book was addicting, to say the least. The beginning might be a bit misleading, 13/14 year old best friends, one with a love of horses and the other with a love of books and knowledge. But this book definitely surprised me and exceeded my expectations! This book is a mix of mystery, contemporary, and paranormal, which is a mix i'm starting to really warm up to!

    The novel opened up with Renee getting into an accident and losing a large percentage of her blood, therefore a blood transfusion is needed. However, her blood does not match any other blood type, even some of the rare ones. When her neighbor, Dr.Dawson tells the hospital he has some of her blood stored in his house from a science fair project.. a project that Renee has never participated in. This begins the detective work of Renee and her best friend Sam. Renee and Sam seemed mature for their age, at times i would forget they're only 13 and 14, I was so engrossed in the story and following the duo during their search and attempted house break ins and science jargon, specifically about solar eclipses.

    The climax of the story happened towards the end, and let me just say that I did NOT expect it at all! throughout the book you get a glimpse of journal entries of a woman accused of murdering her daughter in the 1960s. You have no idea how this is related to the story and whatever you will have in mind? yea it won't be that. Pleasantly surprised with the ending, though a tiny bit predictable, but the story ends with the beginning of a new mystery, which is what I will definitely be looking forward two in the second installment of Cycles by Lois D. Brown!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Good Read

    This book was interesting to read, but I was glad when I finished. I will not be reading the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2014

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    Ok book but I agree with other reviewer about the sequel she goes into the woods with darth vader lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2014

    WELL WRITTEN AND PRETTY GOOD

    The only thing that I didn't like was that it was kind of scary.

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    Posted February 25, 2014

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