Annexed

Annexed

by Rebecca McKinnon

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ISBN-13: 9781461147664
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Rebecca McKinnon has spent her life in a world filled with books. Her best friends include Bekka Cooper, Lady Katsa, Will Stanton and Ron Weasley. She currently lives near Salt Lake City with her husband, three kids and a cat. To learn more about Rebecca, visit www.rebeccamckinnon.com

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Annexed 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CommunityBookstop on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This was a great book, Narissa finds herself in The Refuge, at first she is confused and wanting to go home. She finds that won't happen for a while. She tries to make the best of it, she makes friends with Mac who she ends up living with his parents. She also meets Daman who forms an unlikely friendship. She also wrongs Crissy, who is out to get Narissa into all sorts of trouble.Narissa also has to be careful not to corrupt the locals with what she knows and as she learns their history she learns they spend most of their time living in fear in certain situations. Not treading to far in the water, as one example. Also seeking the council for every question they have. Narissa is able to sneak in one thing from our world, an ipod. Narissa does form great friendships with the people around her, which is more than she had in our world. Her big regret is her sister she left behind.Definitely a great book really pulls you in wanting you to know more of their world and whether Narissa will ever get out of The Refuge or will she stay forever.
HeatherMS on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This book got me hooked almost from the beginning. It is about a 17 year old girl, Narissa, and the alternate reality that she confusingly finds herself trapped in. Narissa is a well-fleshed out character who really makes you care about her and her journey. The book starts out where she suddenly finds herself out in the woods, injured, and sure that she is being followed. She learns rather quickly that she isn't in "Kansas" anymore. She is now in a place called The Refuge and she doesn't know if she will ever get back to her own reality.Most of the characters that Narissa meets are very interesting. The only ones I felt could have used some more dimensions were the two oldest people on the counsel.This was a fun ride and I look forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy. If the journey is as interesting and the characters as real as in book one, then I know that I will be thoroughly entertained.
code7r More than 1 year ago
This book got me hooked almost from the beginning. It is about a 17 year old girl, Narissa, and the alternate reality that she confusingly finds herself trapped in. Narissa is a well-fleshed out character who really makes you care about her and her journey. The book starts out where she suddenly finds herself out in the woods, injured, and sure that she is being followed. She learns rather quickly that she isn't in "Kansas" anymore. She is now in a place called The Refuge and she doesn't know if she will ever get back to her own reality. Most of the characters that Narissa meets are very interesting. The only ones I felt could have used some more dimensions were the two oldest people on the counsel. This was a fun ride and I look forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy. If the journey is as interesting and the characters as real as in book one, then I know that I will be thoroughly entertained.
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
At first this story confused me, because the author takes very little time to jump into the main story, and I felt like I was running behind trying to catch up. Once I did though, it was a really interesting take on science fiction, alternate reality, and society. I didn't feel that the undertones pertaining to society were politically or religiously motivated which allowed me to draw my own feelings about the authors words, and I appreciated that immensely. Narissa is a great character that deals with an internal struggle that has you up and down with her on the emotional roller coaster, and since I know this is a series I am looking forward to seeing what she does next. It was great to see her be so intelligent as well as loyal, even when she didn't have a leg to stand on in some cases. The other players are really great additions to her story, and I didn't feel that people were written in to have specific roles of sidekick, or love-interest, they developed into those relationships with time throughout the story, just as they would in "real" life. There were several poignant statements made in this novel, and I enjoyed the fact that the author wasn't afraid to go there, and at the same time didn't take it over the top and shove opinions in the reader's face. My only dislike is that I don't know when the next installment is coming out, and I am eager to see where the story goes! Reviewed by Gabi for Book Sake.
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very interesting read. McKinnon has created an alternate world of sorts in which a group of people physically removed themselves from the world in order to start over. It's a really cool concept, and the explanations McKinnon gives are imaginative and very well thought out. The Refuge, as it is called, resides way out in the mountains and is protected by a dense wall of fog, keeping unwanted visitors out, that is, except Narissa, who somehow ends up inside the Refuge, discombobulated and hurt. The explanations continue, and it's a really cool idea/concept, somewhat reminding me of the movie The Village in which everyone resides inside a barrier in a park, unknowingly hiding from the real world. I loved The Village, and I really enjoyed this novel as well. McKinnon has created some great characters and Narissa's determination to fit in and take charge of her life really endeared her to my heart. I highly enjoyed the ending of the novel as it intensifies and made my heart beat faster in anticipation. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel as McKinnon does leave the reader hanging at the very end. Four stars.
Cindy_Lou_Who More than 1 year ago
5 Stars! This is one of those books that have you hanging on the edge of your seat just waiting to turn another page and find out what happens next. It is one of the best books I have ever read and I think the author should be very proud of herself. I would read every book this author wrote without hesitation. Great Job! BRAVO!