Contributor (Contributor Trilogy, book 1)

Contributor (Contributor Trilogy, book 1)

by Nicole Ciacchella

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Book 1 of the ya dystopian/ya post apocalyptic Contributor trilogy.

When the Great Famine brought the world to the brink of an apocalypse, threatening mankind's existence, the Creators saved humanity. Humanity has been their loyal subject ever since.

This history has been ingrained in seventeen-year-old Dara Morrow since her first day of Creator-sponsored school. Grateful for the life-giving necessities her Creator provides, Dara is thrilled to be one of three students chosen for an elite, year-long apprenticeship program. Now is her chance to prove herself a devoted Contributor.

But Dara's competition is ruthless and will stop at nothing to win the competition. Worse yet, her exacting master has little patience for her.

Then Dara's mother is seriously injured, and Dara realizes the price of being a Contributor: once you've outlived your usefulness, you're discarded. Can Dara learn to manipulate the system to save not only herself, but everyone she loves?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016322889
Publisher: Sweenix Rising Books
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: Contributor , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 41,581
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nicole has progressed from scribbling in notebooks to banging on keyboards, but she’s never managed to stop daydreaming at inappropriate moments.

Born and raised in Michigan, Nicole lives there still with her husband and two wonderful children. When not answering the demands of her characters, Nicole can often be found curled up with a good book or spending far too many hours acting the hero in whatever video game is her obsession of the moment.

Nicole rarely meets a genre she doesn't like, and as a result has written contemporary romcoms, fantasy fiction, fairy tale retellings, and dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction. She's the author of the Fairytale Collection books, the YA/NA crossover Contributor trilogy, and the Astoran Asunder series.

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Contributor (Contributor Trilogy, book 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I wasn't sure I was going to like this book in the beginning it took a while for me to really get into it. However, about a third of the way in I felt it picked up and I really started to like the characters. I was excited to see what happened next and how Dara would come out in the end. Overall I liked this book and would read more from the author.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Excellent dystopian. 4.5 Dara Morrow is a 17-yr-old living in the Magnum Dome. After finishing school she is in competition with three other engineering students for the position of Assistant to Head of Engineering Andersen. Living in a dome means everyone must contribute and Dara is anxious to prove herself. When her mother is injured and she herself is the target of malice she begins to question her life in the dome and those who run it. Questioning the Creators is a very dangerous thing, so what is Dara going to do? She’s smart but does she have what it takes to survive in this cutthroat environment?  The beginning of this story was a tad confusing until I figured out who was who and what was what. After that it was a race to the end to see how Dara handled all that was being thrown her way. Well-written with excellent characters I was on the edge of my seat almost the entire book.  The idea of living in a dome in order to survive the wasteland that is Earth was bleak to say the least. Looking outside my window I can’t imagine not being able to go outside under the blue skies, feel the sun on my face and breathing all that nature has to offer. Well, except skunks or the random dead animal. Those I could do without, but you get the idea. However, Dara grew up in a dome and didn’t know any other way to live until her eyes were opened. What has been seen cannot be unseen, what has been learned cannot be unlearned and I am anxious to see how Dara manages the new direction in her life in the next book. If you liked 'The Hunger Games' or 'Matched' I think you might like 'Contributor.' *Book source ~ Won a copy in a LibraryThing Giveaway. Many thanks to LibraryThing and the author.