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Waning Moon

Waning Moon

4.4 33
by PJ Sharon

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In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a global shift threatens the remainder of the population with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Carmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the


In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a global shift threatens the remainder of the population with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Carmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the protection of her quiet town and journey to the trading city of Albany, all while avoiding the Industry, an agency that would like nothing better than to study and exploit her abilities.
Seventeen-year-old Will Callahan has been searching for his father since severe storms blasted through the Midwest, killing his mother and sister. When he learns that his father may be in the city, he catches a ride with Lily, a girl who has come to his rescue more than once. As the two embark on a dangerous journey, the tension between them grows. But the secrets Will's keeping could put Lily in far more danger than traveling to the city with him, and if he was any kind of man, he would have told her to run the minute she found him.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Cat Kalen
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper!, October 11, 2012

This book is a Keeper! It was quite unique and the action kept me hooked. I read this book in one sitting because I was drawn into Lily's world and desperate to get to the end to find out how it all turned out, and oh what a nice twist surprise I found waiting for me!
The novel was well written, and I instantly cared about Lily and the others characters. They were well drawn and believable. I can't wait for the next installment.
Amazon - Tamara Ward
I absolutely loved this suspenseful read by PJ Sharon. I may be an adult, but I'm a huge fan of YA fantasy. Sharon doesn't disappoint with plausible and creative characters and innovations to the world as it could be in the not-do-distant future. In addition to compelling characters, the action is so forward-driving I couldn't put this book down! Can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy!

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CreateSpace Publishing
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5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

PJ Sharon is the award winning author of contemporary young adult novels, including PIECES of LOVE, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award and the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She is excitedly working on The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA Dystopian trilogy. WANING MOON, Book One in the trilogy, was a finalist in both the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient. Book Two, Western Desert released in June of 2013 and was a finalist in the 2014 Write Touch Readers Contest and placed third in the 2014 Winter Rose Contest.

Writing young adult fiction since 2007 and following her destiny to write romantic and hopeful stories for teens, PJ is a member of Romance Writers of America, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.
Check out her website at www.pjsharon.com

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Waning Moon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anna_ErishkigalAE More than 1 year ago
Non-stop action! Lily Charmichael is a girl with a gift, one which an overbearing government agency known as The Industry wants to get their hands on. The book starts out in a rural town which refuses to come under Industry control, where Lily crosses paths with Will, a young man who has more going on than she is aware of. A trip into the city results in betrayal, a risky escape, and a journey through some unlikely resistance. Can't say much more than that without giving spoilers, but I enjoyed this book and have already picked up the next one in the set. 4.5 Healing Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You do what you have to do to get through another day… There were good guys and bad guys and some that fell in-between…Life wasn’t always black and white. But…I’d learned I had the strength and courage to do whatever it took to survive. Such is the life that faces Lily, her brother Zeph, and their uncle Sam every day. In a world that has seen most of the population decimated by both a polar shift and a worldwide viral outbreak, many people become regimented pawns in the big cities in order to survive. But more than a few still choose to live beyond the government’s grasp. Lily and Zeph have another reason, outside of not wanting to be a nameless unit in the rigid government’s big-city oppression. The two of them have been genetically altered–and the government wants nothing more than to get its hands on them, to see what ways they can stretch and twist the kids’ DNAs to its own purpose. However, one reason makes it imperative that Lily get to Albany; even with her healing powers, she can’t save Sam from the cancer that eats at him daily. If she can get in and obtain the meds on the black market, she can effect Sam’s cure. With a caravan of townspeople going in to trade with the city dwellers, and a young man named Will who she found and healed, Lily makes it into Albany. But with deception and deceit everywhere, even from those she trusted, will she be able to get out again? This was one exciting adventure after another. Just when the reader thinks there is going to be time to breathe, a turn around another corner brings our hero into even more trouble. Lily’s resourcefulness, coupled with her uncle’s inventions, pull her out of one dilemma after another–and often into another. Will, the young man Lily befriends, is one of those roller-coaster ride personalities. First there’s distrust, then trust, then wariness, then trust, and distrust–it rolls over and over. He was my favorite and least-favorite character in turns. I’ve neglected to say much about Zeph–he is someone who has much more exposure at the end of the book; indeed, it is his exploits that lead our youths into the next book, “Western Desert”. I plan to read that one as well. Nicely done, Ms. Sharon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who like futuristic books, it is a great choice. It is just not my kind of book. I read romance to escape my life and because reading helps relax me. This book kept me up instead of relaxing me. I try to stay with my preferred genre and this was listed as a romance but it really was more of a mystery to me than a romance.
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Laurie_ReaderGirls More than 1 year ago
(I rated this 4.5) I fell into reading Waning Moon with the quick ease of a cold person entering a warm room, given a cup of hot tea and a comfortable blanket. P.J. Sharon's writing has that perfect mix of 'the essentials' a reader needs: just the right amount of emotion, reaction, action, plot and backstory. The steady pacing, interesting characters and increasingly intense story made me forget where I was. Lily is a strong young woman, a healer, a caregiver to her younger brother and Uncle Sam, loving and still vulnerable. At sixteen, she notices the good looking drifter she helps rescue from one of her uncle's traps in the ground. She knows Sam won't be happy to have a stranger inside their house, but he understands her need to help a wounded person. This drifter, Will, has his own baggage and is searching for someone. Meeting him will impact Lily's world. In 2057, the world has changed after a virus decimated a sizable chunk of the population and a global shift forces people to create housing and gear to protect themselves from the sun's rays and drastic changes in temperatures.. Food is scarce, trading goods and services is popular, and the government has a secretive organization, the Industry, searching for genetically altered kids who were part of an experiment. Lily and her younger brother, Zephron, are two such kids. When Lily embarks on her trip to Albany to trade, Will accompanies her. Both are on a journey to search for those they love but secrets may put the two in more danger than they know. Waning Moon is an excellent, entertaining read and I can honestly say I loved it! I really liked Lily and the mysterious Will. Even the secondary characters were likable and what can I say about those two wolves? The futuristic world was unique and easily believable. Lily and Will's growing attraction only added to the intensity of their situations. The actions scenes played out like a movie and I hated for the first part of the series to end. I was just up in Albany two weeks ago and thought about Lily traveling the area in the future. P.J. Sharon has created a story fans of dystopian, futuristic, and general good storytelling can get excited about. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone on?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I volunteered to read this for an honest review, and I am so glad that I did. This book was absolutely amazing. The lead character, Lily, is a young adult living in a post-apocalyptic world. She lives with Sam and her brother Zeph. Lily's mother was a doctor and while pregnant with her children, agreed to genetic tampering. Lily and her brother both have special abilities, and the book shows Lily's growth from child to young lady and her struggle with being "different". She is confronted with love, attraction, betrayal, fear and many other situations throughout the book. Will is a young man Lily comes across as she is returning home. She uses her ability to help him and he becomes a pivotal character and a bit of a love interest. He shows himself to multi-dimensional and has surprises of his own. I love the way this novel surprises the reader with unexpected twists and turns and keeps you guessing until the end. I also offered to read the sequel, Western Desert, and I can;t wait to tell you all about it. Great job Ms. Sharon and I will recommend this for all readers above the age of 10. Note to parents, there is some violence and one scene does have an almost assault on Lily, which may be troubling for younger readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mhm(i set one up at darkening res one)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pick the side that i think is going to win. This does not mean im in bloodclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watches the camp quietly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is two Skypaws. I belong to Ashclan. The other belongs to this clan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sat sadly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A white she cat padded into the camp and meowed may I join ( I gtg but will be back tommrow morning)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He sighed. "Gret. Im the bad guy now" he shook his ead
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She pads in. Sunclaw asks,"May i join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*his vision blurrs then returns to normal* the kits! She hid them from me....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im night may i join
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He purred and rubbed his cheek against hers. "I love you more" he meowed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smiles at Quetzalheart, then blinks. "What? Why? What happened?" He leans into Murkyflower, tilting his head in confusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looked around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in with a kit puts it down and says hi this kit was taken to forcemating place and says it has no family or clan i brought it here hoping someone would take care of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to take my nook in like five times..