by Lee Strauss
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Ambition by Lee Strauss

AMBITION is a short story (5k) prequel to PERCEPTION, capturing the beginning of Noah and Zoe’s story from Noah’s POV.

Eighteen year old Noah Brody doesn’t like GAPs—Genetically Altered Persons. He’s taken up his dead father’s cause, speaking out and protesting against unfair GAP policies that are responsible for the massive social divide between wealthy GAPs and poorer naturals.

If only he could keep his mind off of perfect Zoe Vanderveen, daughter of the GAP family his mother works for.

And can he really fill his father’s shoes?

Keywords: dystopian, science fiction, apocalyptic, genetic engineering, robots, artificial intelligence, family issues, social divides, rich and poor, beautiful people, wealth, power, corruption, teen love, forbidden love, free, free book

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045082808
Publisher: La Plume Press
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Series: Perception
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 204,755
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lee Strauss writes science fiction and historical YA for mature YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss.

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Ambition 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was different in a good way. The writting was very discriptive. Thanks for the great read. When is the novel going to be released at b/n? J..... :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short 50+ page intro to a new series. Catches your interest and is thought provoking as to what the new world might be with genetically enhanced people. However, BN does not carry the actual book at this time. So kinda leaves you hanging if you get all excited because you can't actually read the book. Oh well good for a 10 minute read
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
Nice little short story. Read it in fifteen minutes. As a prequel to “Perception” it definitely got me curious to read this series. There are slight issues with the grammar, but nothing serious. I think the author tried to sketch Noah as broody, but she didn’t quite nail it. I perceived him as resentful and surly. I’m sure that is what he’s feeling toward the GAPs, but it didn’t endear him to me. This novella includes the first chapter of “Perception”, and after reading it, I already like Zoe a lot more than Noah. But let’s wait and see how I feel after I’ve read the first book in the series. My views about Noah may still change. Judging by “Ambition”, this sounds like an exciting series, and one I definitely want to read!
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Just going to give a real quick take on the story, which is approximately 20 pages long. What did I think? Well I loved it of course. The short story is Noah's POV on the beginning of PERCEPTION, book one. And I must say…I love me some Noah. So hearing from him and what was running through his head when he hears Zoe’s mother degrade him and his family in front of Zoe. AH! My heart went out to him and I wanted to hug him. Noah has big shoes to fill now that he has taken over the cause that was left vacated when he father was killed. And in this little slice of story we see that he has a lot riding on his shoulders: a job, his sick mother, helping care for his younger brothers, and leading people to see that GAPs are not helping any one out by getting special treatment. You can read AMBITION before or after PERCEPTION. I read it after, and personally, I liked it better. It reminded me of when we first met Zoe and Noah and refreshed my feelings for the two. This is a fantastic series you really should dive into. Whatcha waiting for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this intro to Lee Strauss' trilogy. I liked it so much that I'm going to read her books simultaneously with the book I originally planned on reading. It is a teen book. Oddly enough it deals with a scientific experiment that can become a near future possibility. Please read!! Simone24
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BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
About a year and a half ago, I read and reviewed a book called Perception, first in a trilogy. It was a young adult dystopian but not at all typical of the subgenre. Usually, these stories revolve around a repressive society and an underlying resistance from the people being downtrodden. In this case, though, the tale centers on class division brought about be genetic alteration that gives a small portion of the populace distinct advantages in appearance, wealth, lifespan, etc. The two primary characters are Zoe, a GAP, and Noah, a natural. The two are worlds apart in status and privilege. Ambition offers us a brief look at what Noah is all about and his ambivalence about the cause. He has a near-hatred of the GAPs but how much of his feeling is “inherited” from his father who spoke out for justice and how much due to his beginning attraction to Zoe who doesn’t even remember his name? It reminded me of what I liked about this young man when I read Perception and these few pages have enticed me to get back to the trilogy as soon as I can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this real short novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I enjoyed reading this short book. ShelleyMA
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