Striking Mars [NOOK Book]

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Fleeing for their lives, Jess and Pavel make it to the Moon, narrowly avoiding the attack on Space Station 92-AE. They should be safe and happy, but they discover they are not alone on Tranquility Base. The stranger they encounter seems uniquely qualified to leak their presence to Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya, especially when ...
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Overview

Don't miss Cidney's other series; try Rippler, book one, for just .99! (Click on author name above to see all titles.)

Fleeing for their lives, Jess and Pavel make it to the Moon, narrowly avoiding the attack on Space Station 92-AE. They should be safe and happy, but they discover they are not alone on Tranquility Base. The stranger they encounter seems uniquely qualified to leak their presence to Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya, especially when the Marsians contemplate airing Lucca's political dirty laundry. But Lucca has already shown she would destroy worlds rather than see her secrets exposed.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149007004
  • Publisher: Williams Press
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Series: The Saving Mars Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 50,374
  • File size: 326 KB

Meet the Author

Cidney Swanson is a full-time writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Rippler Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS was named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012. When she’s not writing, Cidney is distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil covers, macarons in jars, and stars set against an inky night sky. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, a dog, and entirely too much rain.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    This is the best of the series yet. It was absolutely riveting i

    This is the best of the series yet. It was absolutely riveting in places...I couldn't put it down.




    I love the new character of The Ghost. He reminded me of my other favourite character of Ethan. Cidney allows you to get to know them so well that you're able to empathise with them when they are misunderstood due to their lack of social skills. Both are brilliant, of course, which also serves to make them so integral to the story.




    The space travels and adventures continue to have you on the edge of you seat. The whole concept of having people living and working in orbit is intriguing and adds another level to life on the future Terran. (It seems we are not above polluting outer space in the future.)




    The whole plot to bring down Lucca was brilliant. Cidney has pulled together the perfect characters to execute the plan. They all bring their own unique abilities to play and you can't help but be enthralled at the politics.




    With the story flicking back and forth between Terran and Mars the tension builds and keeps you turning the pages. I can't wait to see how far the greening of Mars goes. It's one of the twists that I really hope gets expanded in the next book.




    I also love the way this book ended. It was such a surprise...but it was perfect. Well done Cidney. Bring on the next one

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    Striking Mars is the fifth book in the SAVING MARS Series by Cid

    Striking Mars is the fifth book in the SAVING MARS Series by Cidney Swanson.
    This book is a chance to catch one’s breath after the ongoing activities in the previous one. Take some time to see how the Marsians were coping with the aftermath of attack from Earth, some time to see how Jessamyn, Paval and company deal with being in hiding (again, still) and what new schemes Terran Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya has brewing. (You didn’t think she’d given up, did you? Well, no, she has not!)
    Back on the moon, Jessamyn and friends struggle to find a way to keep in touch with Mars without calling attention to themselves by anyone on Earth. Oh, and running a campaign against Lucca using covert smear tactics.
    How long can they keep it up? What will happen when they are discovered?
    You know they will, but by whom and how will they escape?
    It’s all in there.
    I was glad for the respite, and glad to have a glance at Jessamyn’s family back on Mars.  Not a lot (in comparison) seems to take place at first, but what does moves the plot along. This is not a standstill, just a filler for the action to come in the final book (I hope).
    Thanks for the ARC Cidney!

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    This series just keeps getting better and better. Jessamyn and h

    This series just keeps getting better and better. Jessamyn and her team are wonderful characters that I wish I could know in real life, and the suspense just keeps on building. Can't wait to see where this series goes next!

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

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    Jessamyn and her team are in hiding on The Moon and trying to ge

    Jessamyn and her team are in hiding on The Moon and trying to get supplies so they can get out of hiding and stop the impending attack on Mars. But even while they are stuck cooling their heels, they have an exiting time!

    In their free time they are helping to launch a social media smear campaign against the evil Chancellor Lucca ("smear" isn't exactly the right word when she is really that evil!), which is very interesting on how they handle it from a political/social standpoint.

    While at the same time their are concerns on Mars, the attacks from last time (book 4) have put a severe strain on Mars already limited resources. The people of Mars are amazing the way they work together so selflessly (except for the occasional bad person) and how their society works together.

    This is one of my favorite series of books and it's only a few years old. This is a series that I never want to end, hopefully there are many more books to come.

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