The Exemeus

The Exemeus

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by Folami Morris, Abeni Morris
     
 
Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn�t know it yet.

Her short life was devoted to love and hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has

Overview

Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn�t know it yet.

Her short life was devoted to love and hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen�unfortunately he hasn�t been born yet.

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn�t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government�s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years.

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If you choose one YA novel to read in January and you like fantasy, choose this one.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016135830
Publisher:
Royal Colours Ink
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Series:
The exemeus , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,127,587
File size:
261 KB

Meet the Author

Folami and Abeni Morris are a sister-sister writing team. Together they wrote (and rewrote) The Exemeus series, somehow managing to accomplish it without murdering one another. Despite their facial similarities, tendency to finish each other�s thoughts and stick up for each other constantly, no, they�re not twins and thus deserve their own individual bio.

Folami Morris grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus. She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren�t so bad.

Abeni Morris As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor�s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.

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The Exemeus 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Krystalw07 More than 1 year ago
What to say about this book that hasn't already been said? How about, holy crap! Seriously, this was an awesome book that kept my attention and kept me turning the page long after I should have put the book down to actually try to get work done. I read this book in just a few days because of this. I was sucked in as soon as I finished the first paragraph. Favorite character is definitely Hyalee. She isn't your normal one dimensional character and I loved that. She has depth and isn't your typical girl you have in many of the other novels around. Love her so much! I also loved how her and Singleton's relationship developed and bloomed just as Hyalee did. It was one of those books where I picked it up thinking how in the world was I going to get through it because it is pretty long but ended up loving every single word of the book. The plot of the book moves fast so that makes up for the length of the book because you get into the book and forget how long it is. That to me is the sign of an awesome book. I am totally excited for the second book. Will be recommending this book to everyone!*Disclosure Notice* *Disclosure Notice* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my personal and honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to one of the coolest dystopian worlds made! What an interesting story this book has become. And yes I have seen the comparisons to Hunger Games but other than being in a dystopian setting I didn’t find that many similarities. Sure some, but not enough for me to automatically think HG. Anyways this was a wild ride for me. First lets talk about how freaking awesome it is that the main character is a DUDE! I’m loving this! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good lady heroine but I’m a huge fan of well done male POVs as the main- ya know I seriously love Harry Dresden. And since Dephon is in a seriously tight spot he needs all the help he can get and it comes in the form of the awesome Haylee. Haylee is something special! She’s got some serious kick-ass awesomeness going on! It’s a really special relationship happening here. The Trepton world created here is so real, which is quite depressing. It seems like any sliver of hope is dashed so fast you never even remember having it. Haylee and Dephon are on a mission to stay alive to accomplish this. This is such a wonderful writing style and the amount of different elements added make it all the more special. You’ve got the fantasy element, it’s young adult though I think a whole lot of people will love it regardless of age, it got some humor, some mystery, some suspense, add a little horror because if I lived here I’d be horrified, and it’s filled with surprises in the plot twist, there’s is bound to be SOMETHING to keep you hooked like I was. Just grab it, get you a few hours, a comfortable spot, some snacks, and enter a world you can’t help but fall into and never want to come out! 5 APOCALYPTIC PAWS from me! 
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Barely 3 stars ... Did I enjoy this book: Hmm… I liked it well enough, I suppose. It has magic and I like magic. It has a love story and I like love stories. It has important magical books and futuristic dystopian governments and I, well… you get the idea. The thing is, I had to make myself keep reading – not because it was in any way BAD – it wasn’t – but because I just never really invested. I get it – I mean, I even like the set-up: a boy reads his mother’s magical diary, and that’s how readers learn Hyalee’s half of the story. But see, Dephon doesn’t read the whole book – he skips bits – and it’s hard to invest in his parents’ epic romance if, since Dephon skips over their engagement and wedding, you never really get to experience it. Or, maybe, I think Hyalee outranks her son, and it frustrated me that I missed out on important parts of her storyline because Dephon flips past them. I’m confident that future installments of the Exemeus Series will fill in the blanks, but that didn’t help me here. So. Yeah. It was okay. Would I recommend it: Meh. Will I read it again: Probably not. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
It’s always a joy when a book you thought was going to be “alright” turns out to be “utterly, indescribably awesome.” I started this one, not really sure what to expect, but what I got was a suspenseful and original story of love, betrayal, magic, adventure, greed, and pretty pranks. This book expertly blends humor and tragedy and writing styles. The Exemeus was written by two sisters and I honestly couldn’t tell you where one stopped writing and another started. The story flows into a single, smooth voice and is definitely one of the better books I have encountered. The plot: This story is told from two perspectives. One is Dephon, the young mystic with unrealized powers living in a future dystopian society of oppression and chaos. The other is Hyalee, the modern teenager who discovers that she is descended of a magical ancient Egyptian line. This is two stories told at the same time as Dephon learns the story of who his mother was and what happened to her that resulted in the current state of the world. This was fast-paced, suspenseful, and I was hooked like a flipping trout until the very last word. The characters: Dephon is the first perspective we hear from. He is clueless as to who is or who is father is for that matter, but is gifted with a mysterious book by a mysterious woman out of which a mysterious girl with mysterious powers emerges. Dephon was a relatable, fun MC and I am very, very worried about him now. With the way the book ended, I have hope, but I’m still freaking out. Hyalee’s story was a little spoiled because from the very beginning we know that she and Singleton are going to be able to touch—they had a child after all—and that Hyalee is going to be killed. Nonetheless, I enjoyed her story greatly. There were plenty of laugh lines mixed in with the serious undertones and I am hoping so badly that everything will turn out alright! Singleton—poor Singleton! This is the first paragraph of the first chapter: Dephon’s father had a power—a super power. Singleton Johnson had the amazing ability to blend seamlessly into the sofa. He goes a little crazy with depression and despair after the death of Hyalee and the cruel betrayal of his twin brother, yet every so often we catch a glimpse of “the boy who had once loved so passionately.” I adored Mallea! She was snarky, yet dedicated to duty and while I felt sorry for her, I also thought her bravery was admirable. She certainly knows how to extract humiliating revenge on a football team and how to get past military security (I also think Dephon likes her). An awesome MG urban fantasy/dystopia/sci-fi and I am very, very excited for the next book! To Folami and Abeni Morris: Get that next book written already!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for magic loving teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dustykatt More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. A dip into a dystopian world with a fantasy twist. The charters are intricate and multi layered. You can’t help but feel everything along with them. I love the jabs at a “1984” type of government, that is not nearly as in control as they think they are. I did find this story a little long but worth it. I am very much looking forward to reading more of it and am eager to see where these authors will go next.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was a bit slow in the beginning but once it kicked in, the plot moved fast and kept me interested till the end. A dystopian fantasy filled with the supernatural, magick and interesting characters makes this a must read for all supernatural, dystopian fantasy lovers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I thought dystopian wasn’t for me. I thought I’d seen it all when I read The Hunger Games, enjoyed it, but then suffered endlessly as the book was turned into a movie and the dystopian hype began. Book after book set in said genre passed my review cue, and I thought it would never end. After reading The Exemeus, I’m glad it didn’t. I’m glad that, despite how I felt baout the genre, I gave this one a shot. Because it was awesome. Hyalee is the greastest warrior Trepton has ever known. But she’s been dead for thirteen years. Unfortunately though, teenager Dephon desperately needs her help. He’s the heir to a legendary power, and because of that, the government of Trepton wants to see him destroyed. Trepton is a dystopian society if I’ve ever seen one. Its rules are strict, any form of rebellion is quickly stopped, and whoever brings the citizens an ounce of hope is eliminated. That faith awaits Dephon, if he can’t put a stop to Trepton’s tyranny. I thought all dystopian societies followed a pretty standard format, but I was pleasantly surprised with Trepton. It stood out, and felt more original somehow. Dephon, the main character, has to be one of my favorite main characters in young adult books ever. For starters, he’s a guy. For some reason most young adult books feature female main characters, so I was glad this time around we got to deal with a boy. Secondly, he’s a fun mix of intelligence, courage, teenage awkwardness and hilarity. The plot itself moved fast, and it was filled with so many surprises I hadn’t seen coming that it kept me on the edge of my seat. The book is pretty long, more than 500 pages, but I didn’t get the feeling it was long at all while reading. The interactions between the characters was natural, their voices authentic and original. I enjoyed the writing style as well. The authors managed to give a lot of detail without rambling off descriptions. A highly recommended novel for everyone who enjoys young adult fantasy.
KaribbeanIsland1 More than 1 year ago
**4.5 Stars** I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of a blog tour. MY OVERVIEW: I really enjoyed this book. There wasn’t too much that I found wrong with it. It was a little long however. I feel it should have transitioned over to the next book in the series about 100 pages before the end.  PROS: I love Hyalee! If the whole book could have been about her and Singleton, that would have been great. I also love Mallea. She has such a fantastic personality. I actually hope that she and Dephon end up together at some point.  CONS: Ok, ok. I know I said above that the book was a little too long… but I wish there was more from the Exemeus (Hyalee’s backstory). I felt that either Dephon skipped important parts and big gaps of time, or the Exemeus did. And it just didn’t flow right. I understand why some of it was skipped cause of the big twist at the end, but I would have at least like to have seen the engagement, wedding, and a little more of the pregnancy (and nope – not giving anything away). MY FINAL THOUGHTS: A fun dystopian adventure that brings in the supernatural. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.