Rain

Rain

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by Kieryn Nicolas
     
 

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
LOCATION:
Rochester, New York to Brisbane, Australia

ISSUED TO:
Mel: tough 15-year-old female spy

ASSETS AND PERSONNEL:
Thomas Syme [AKA: Shadow] principal of Watson Institute and Mel's guardian

Ray: meteorology prodigy and Mel's best friend

Caidy: jealous student who may know more than she's letting on
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Overview

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
LOCATION:
Rochester, New York to Brisbane, Australia

ISSUED TO:
Mel: tough 15-year-old female spy

ASSETS AND PERSONNEL:
Thomas Syme [AKA: Shadow] principal of Watson Institute and Mel's guardian

Ray: meteorology prodigy and Mel's best friend

Caidy: jealous student who may know more than she's letting on

Bonnie Robar: Ray's mom, also a meteorologist, whose whereabouts are unknown and who may have left behind a project with dangerous potential.

MISSION:
Follow the trail of stolen birth certificates (including Ray's) which uncovers a plot that involves more than anyone had anticipated.

Editorial Reviews

Daryl Gregory
"An exciting ride…break-ins and abductions, narrow escapes and hand-to-hand combat… Mel, spy-girl extraordinaire, is something special, and so is Kieryn Nicolas, the young author of this book. You'll be charmed… and waiting for her next novel."
Josh Berk
"You'll likely spend the first few chapters of RAIN thinking, "Wait, the author is how old?!" But once you get over your astonishment that, yes, this book was written by an author in her early teens, you'll get too swept up in the story to care. RAIN has great writing and great characters. It's funny, exciting, touching, and altogether a remarkable work."
Mary Welk
"What impressed me about Kieryn's writing was her ability to create several distinctly different characters that I could care about."
Pat Griffith
“An exciting adventure into the land of teen espionage. It’s good to know that the teens are ready to save the world! I read it on my Kindle, which just made it more fun. I recommend this as a fun, fast and exciting read."
Scott Heydt
"Amber (a.k.a. Mel) is a routine-driven, Vitamin C guzzling, pony-tail sporting, behind-kicking spy. Yet all it takes is a little Rain to soften this hardened young woman. Kieryn Nicolas develops clever yet simple symmetry–finding the one you care for most requires finding yourself in the process."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590807927
Publisher:
Echelon Press Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2010

Meet the Author

Kieryn Nicolas resides in central Pennsylvania with her parents, younger sister, their lovable yellow lab, black cat and ten hens. Kieryn was a competitive figure skater for nine years and is currently working hard to advance in Taekwondo. She is considering a career as a forensic scientist or crime scene investigator, and has eleven novels in the works. Kieryn enjoys spending time with her close friends, and also loves to read, write, eat chocolate, swing dance, and travel with hopes of someday seeing Brisbane, Australia for herself. RAIN, her first novel was picked up by her publisher when she was fourteen years old.

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Rain 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever if u like this book you will likw her other book flawless ruins check both these books out......PLEASE
penguinsfan More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this and I loved it. I didn't find it to be too long, too wordy or to have too many characters. In fact, I'd love to see this turned into a series so that I can continue to follow these characters' adventures. I'll definitely be following this author from now on.
Carl80 More than 1 year ago
I don't routinely review young adult fiction. I consider Rain a special case and I judged the book using my normal benchmarks. Rain has many of the problems of a debut novel in any genre. It is too long, too wordy, there are too many characters, especially considering the core of the plot, and there are some minor lapses in the internal logic. Having said that, I must also say that the novel is almost unputdownable. The author's insight into her generation's motivations and attitudes is right on. Nicols takes readers inside the minds and psyches of young adults in a way that is interesting, compelling in many pages, and fitting to the story. Sure, a lot of the young people here stand up to fearsome forces in ways most would not, but this is fiction, a fantasy and writers are allowed some leeway. The writer's style takes a little getting used to and the pace, especially early on may be too portentous for some, but I urge readers to have a little patience, because once the story gets going, it really does get going. I suspect this young author will one day make some significant literary tracks if she pursues a writing career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one!