by Christina Bauer


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ISBN-13: 9781946677259
Publisher: Monster House Books
Publication date: 07/14/2019
Series: Dimension Drift , #1
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.41(d)

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Scythe 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting premise, a strong female protagonist, and original concepts combine to produce a compelling story line. Seamless meld of dystopia, sci-fi, and fantasy with hints of romance to come. Somewhat lacking in background; a little more world-building and backstory would allow for a better understanding of the setting and foster more empathy for the characters. Overall, a good start to a promising new series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Christina Bauer is an awesome writer. I love how she focuses on YA females and makes them heroines. She pulls you into the character and makes you want to be her! I’m not usually a fan of Alien type stories but the story of Meimi, being a Science genius, only wants to help her mom and to stay alive. I can truly relate as her loyalty to her family makes me want to know more of this new Dimension Drift Series. I’m ready for the next one!!!
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BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
Wow I can’t wait for the first full book in the series to come along, but I settle for Umbra. A great introduction into to a new series I can’t wait for. We are introduced to Meimi’s world set well into the future. Where democracy have broken down. Most people live in domes protected from harsh reality and polluted atmosphere. Meimi lives with her mother in the outer zones, her mother a scientist lives under the radar of The Authority. Nothing has been the same since Meimi sister Luci disappeared a year ago. This is a great lead on until the main book is published next year. I so excited , I can’t wait for the next book. How Christina Bauer comes up with all her new ideas. I don’t think she sleeps. Well enjoyed this the first time I read it as dimensional drift. This is a beefed up and extended edition, and still kept me gripped until the end, I now in mourning I need to know what happen next in Umbra. It’s like letting me peak at the present at the top of my Christmas list and then it gone. Please Christine where do you get your ideas, I would like a peak at your imagination because I’m always astounded when you create all theses worlds.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Wow. Just wow. If Scythe is any indication, the Dimension Drift series is going to be a corker, hands down. Meimi is only 16 years old but she's much older than the usual teenager, having lost her father and sister, acting as caretaker for her emotionally and mentally fragile mother and living in a world where monstrous beasts are created to "dispose" of undesirables as defined by the Authority. Meimi supports herself and her mother by doing freelance scientific work for the local crime lord, Scythe, and becoming beholden to him for their very survival is not a choice she would have willingly made, had she actually had a choice. From the first few words, I was completely hooked on this story and its characters. The plot is full of nonstop action and tension while the characters, Meimi as well as others, are vividly drawn, even the exceedingly dangerous Lacerator, the newest of those killer monsters. Beyond all that, though, Ms. Bauer is a master craftsman of worldbuilding and that alone would have kept me fascinated. There is only one thing wrong with Scythe---it's a prequel and by the very nature of the beast (so to speak) that means the story ends way too quickly and leaves you hanging, swinging in the breeze. I really hope the next prequel, Umbra, will be out soon, followed by the first full-length novel, Alien Minds ;-)
AmyWeidenaar More than 1 year ago
Another brilliant book by Christina Bauer! Meimi is the spirited female lead who's post-apocalyptic life goes up in flames when those she's looked up to or trusted in do what they feel is in her best interest. Just before this, the guy she's literally been dreaming about shows up to help her mom out and realizes she's his special someone. Everything should be pretty straightforward, right? Nope, Christina Bauer introduces twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed until the very last page. Overall, I found it to be a solid introduction to a series and I can't wait to read more. Thank you to Christina Bauer, NetGalley, and Monster House Books for the chance to read this story and give others my honest thoughts and opinions.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
After reading the blurb, I was excited to get my hands on this one. It was even better than I expected. Meimi is about sixteen years old and a genius. Too bad, she can only use her talents to create devices for the black market, since it's the only way to keep her mother alive. Thanks to her mother's mental illness, she's been placed on the government's to-be-exterminated list. Meimi makes sure the two of them live off grid, but it's not easy. While semi-stealing parts for her latest order, Meimi runs into more than a little trouble, and she finds herself mind-melding with the government's latest killing beast. It could be a dream just like the ones she has about a hot alien guy...but as things get weirder and more dangerous, she begins to question more than her sanity. This is a book for multi-universe, science fiction, action, teen romance and imagination fans. Meimi is a tough girl...not overly so, though. And it's this which makes her enjoyable. She's a genius in her area—dimension drifts—but she's social null and more than awkward. Plus, she's not a kick-butt heroine like often found in these novels. Her talent is simply her brains. And heart. Her sass is heavy but it fits very well to her situation and background. Plus, she's aware that she doesn't know everything and can't handle every situation. It's easy to like her and connect with her. Imagination hits science fiction hard and creates a rich, fun world. There's a dash of dystopian which makes for an interesting mix with the multi-universes and dimensions. Not everything is scientifically sound...not even close, but that's also not the point. There is a ton of fun in these pages, and it's a fantastical dive into Meimi's amazing devices and the shifting of dimensions and creatures. The criminal/mafia add-on gives a nice touch as does the problems Meimi faces with her family situation. The romance hits fast (as is often the case in young adult novels) and that was a little disappointing. But at least, the author makes sure to give a solid reasoning behind the almost 'instant' love in wonderful science fiction style. This isn't a literary wonder but an enjoyable read to get lost in and an adventure with tons of thrills. I'll be continuing with this series to see what happens next. I received a complimentary copy and was drawn into the story even much more than expected. So, I'm leaving my honest thoughts.