My Beginning

My Beginning

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by Melissa Kline
     
 

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WINNER OF THE HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2011 (YOUNG ADULT FICTION CATEGORY)

Ivory has lived her entire 16 years of life trapped within the cold, hard walls of an institution. "For your own protection," they say. "The world, as we knew it, has ended." Is it all a lie?

When Ivory piques the interest of Aidan, the only boy who did not grow up in the same institution, a

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WINNER OF THE HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2011 (YOUNG ADULT FICTION CATEGORY)

Ivory has lived her entire 16 years of life trapped within the cold, hard walls of an institution. "For your own protection," they say. "The world, as we knew it, has ended." Is it all a lie?

When Ivory piques the interest of Aidan, the only boy who did not grow up in the same institution, a love affair begins. Their secret meetings take a turn for the worse, and soon they find themselves on their own, facing unimaginable threats. It is up to Ivory to save Aidan and the world she has grown to love.

"Kline has woven a rich tapestry of romance, science fiction, and adventure. Ivory's journey through an Orwellian post-apocalypse grabs hold of you and never lets go."
-Terry Matalas, television writer - FOX TV "TERRA NOVA"

"Kline's descriptive and lush writing style, reminiscent of Richard Matheson and early Stephen King, paints a visually rich world with vibrant characters that keeps you turning pages till there's no more left to turn."
-Sean Bishop, Dreamworks feature Animation

"Kline pulls you in from the start! A story full of twists, turns, and surprise; a captivating tale of love, hope, and new beginnings."
-Andrea Costantine, co-author of How to Bring Your Book to Life This Year

"Ivory - a heroine we can all relate to in these changing and uncertain times. She is passionate for life, courageously faces her fears, and never loses faith that love can conquer all."
-Marcella Nordbeck, Artist, Author & Advocate for Suicide Prevention & Art Therapy

"An exciting, futuristic adventure-romance. Author Kline has crafted it imaginatively, yet realistically with abundant detail to create the scenes."
-Patricia Ann Reid, author of SEANS SECRET ROOM - Ghostly Guide to an Old West Town

"A sensational and exhilarating read!"
-Lisa Shultz, author of Speaking Your Truth and How To Bring Your Book To Life This Year

Editorial Reviews

Terry Matalas
"Kline has woven a rich tapestry of romance, science fiction, and adventure. Ivory's journey through an Orwellian post-apocalypse grabs hold of you and never lets go." Terry Matalas, television writer -- FOX's "TERRA NOVA"
Sean Bishop
Kline's descriptive and lush writing style, reminiscent of Richard Matheson and early Stephen King, paints a visually rich world with vibrant characters that keeps you turning pages till there's no more left to turn." - Sean Bishop, Dreamworks feature Animation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984631759
Publisher:
Lucky Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Kline has been writing fiction for over 20 years. She is the author of two award-winning novels; dystopian adventure, My Beginning and contemporary drama, Storm. In addition to novels, she also enjoys writing short stories.

As the founder of Rocky Mountain Women Writers and co-founder of DreamFusion Press, LLC, Melissa loves encouraging others to follow their literary passions and dreams.

Learn more about Melissa's services, books and continuing journey at www.MelissaKlineAuthor.com

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My Beginning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
B00kwyrm More than 1 year ago
All Ivory knew was the Institution. A place of instruction akin to imprisonment. A place where Mother nurses watched you in case you made a wrong move. A place where awful things happened if you fell in love. It was the same, day in day out. Until Aiden came along . . . I am amazed at the whipping sharp turns that Melissa Kline takes me through as I read her Young Adult debut novel, My Beginning. Just when I had it figured out, something surprising happens--an event that has me mourning for our courageous Ivory, yet her astounding determination has me biting my nails. The characters are vivid and powerful and so believable. This is a book I can read over again and find it just as exciting as the first! A note for parents: the love scene depicted is written with innocent passion.
Cassie_Stone More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and couldn't put it down! To be honest I wasn't sure how I would end up liking My Beginning as I have never been able to get into sci-fi stories before. I am so glad I gave it a shot! From the very beginning I feel in love with Ivory's character and loved watching her story unfold. The bond she forms between friends takes the story to a personal level and the "twists" are unexpected and captivating. I found myself cheering Ivory along and wanting to get in and fight for her. This is the perfect science fiction novel for anyone who never connected with sci-fi before. I would certainly recommend this book to others.
SherryE More than 1 year ago
My Beginnning is a futuristic novel set in a time when technology is so advanced that machines look exactly like humans. The narrator, a sixteen year old girl named Ivory, has spent her life in an institution. The human race had been nearly wiped out by a plague, and now young children and teenagers are protected within the walls of the institution. Ivory meets a young man named Aidan and soon finds herself falling in love. Unfortunately love affairs are strictly forbidden in the institution. Aidan and Ivory soon find themselves on their own outside of the institution. It is then that they discover the truth about themselves and the nature of the institution. My Beginning is a book that is difficult to put down. Author, Melissa Kline, has created a descriptive story with all kinds of twists and turns. All of the unexpected surprises keep the reader turning the pages, wanting to know what is going to happen next. The love story between Ivory and Aidan is tender and sweet. Readers can really feel Ivory's pain when she almost loses Aidan. (Note: There is some adult material in the book - not too graphic, but conservative readers should be aware of this.) My Beginning is a winning combination of romance and science fiction. Readers ages 15 and older who enjoy these genres will really enjoy the book. I highly recommend it.