The Geneva Project - Truth

The Geneva Project - Truth

by Christina Benjamin




Trapped on a flood ravaged island full of orphans, natives and wealthy citizens of the prosperous city Lux, a young girl named Geneva finds herself enslaved at an orphanage with no future and a past she can't remember. That all changes when she meets someone who promises her that there's more in store for her than she ever could have imagined. Her once dull life rapidly spirals out of control as she starts to acquire new magical powers that may be the key to unlocking an ancient legend along with her true identity. But first she must master these powers, all while trying to keep them secret from her friends and the evil head mistress at the orphanage. Before she knows it, Geneva is in over her head and has inadvertently wrapped her friends into her web of magic and lies and now all of their lives hang in the balance once the head mistress finds out her plan to prove that the legend of Lux may not be a legend at all! Who will Geneva trust and how far will she go to save her friends and find out her true identity?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988337510
Publisher: Crown Atlantic Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2012
Series: The Geneva Project , #1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Young adult book author Christina Benjamin grew up in the small town of La Plume, PA, where at an early age her playful imagination lent itself to love the art of story telling. She began to write short stories in grade school and continued practicing her craft all the way through college where she attended the University of Central Florida to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical Writing.

After spending some time writing for blogs and websites, she was inspired to get back to her true love of telling stories, and dove head first into The Geneva Project, her first novel.

Christina now lives in Central Florida with her husband, son, dog and cats and spends her free time writing the 2nd book of The Geneva Project series.

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The Geneva Project: Truth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
debdaledepp More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book.I'm Lily and I go to a middle school in Hoover.Every night I would tell myself I would finish it because I couldn't bear to put it down. When I was reading this book I felt like I was in it.I felt like I had the magic too.This book left me on the edge of my seat.One part is this book left me in a very emotional state.I actually had to put it down and cry for a couple of minutes.(I am an animal lover).There were also parts that made me angry. Why was Jemma so mean to Geneva? Why couldn't she leave her alone? All in all this book changed me as a person and taught me about the love in family and friendship and why we must keep the bond strong. For more information contact Debbie Simms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane 65 is such a relateable character. This is an amazing story that keeps you wondering. I had to leave a message before buying the rest of the series. Grab a drink and settle into your favorite reading spot, this story will lure you in and hold you tight.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Savannah Edelen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite Truth: The Geneva Project Book 1 by Christina Benjamin is a new and inventive kind of story. Long ago, an island was torn apart by a flood and only one city survived. A village right outside the city also survived, along with a few people around the island, but mostly orphaned children whose parents were killed in the flood. Jane 65 is one of these children. Not given names so that they would not have to deal with being called something different if they were adopted, all children are assigned a number. Jane 65 is not a normal orphan. She is the youngest and, as she discovers with the help of Nova, another orphan who knows his name, she has magical powers. There are people who want to hurt Jane 65 and it is up to her and her friends to stop it before it happens. Oh, and they have to save the island while they are at it.  I loved Truth: The Geneva Project Book 1 by Christina Benjamin. It was a wonderful book. I especially love Tippy AKA Jane 65. I really connected with her and it is easy to see why. She has such a strong love for her friends. Plus she has this insecure humble side I believe that many people had. I loved feeling the excitement Tippy felt as she discovered each of her new powers. It was as exciting as it was fun to read. I didn’t want to take my eyes off the pages. Who can forget the subtle budding love between Nova and Tippy. Nothing could possible ruin it, not even Jemma who has always hated Tippy. With no reason for it at all either. Together with her friends, you feel as though Tippy can accomplish anything she wants to. I loved Tippy and you will too.
mbenjamin More than 1 year ago
This book is AWESOME!!! I am a fourth grade teacher and read it aloud to my students. They were obsessed. I was too and ended up reading way ahead and finishing it in two days!!! Great book...looking forward to the whole series! 
calilbeans More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this as an excellent book for young adults but adults can enjoy it also. I have read Truth and loved it. I have bought Secrets and can"t wait to see what happens next.
LexyE More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book with so many twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Christina really takes you on an adventure with all the characters in this book. Very highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book begins on an island several years after a devastating flood that destroyed almost everything and left many children orphaned and at the mercy of a ruthless headmistress. Enter the main character, who was just a baby when all of this happened, now a teenager finding out that she has powers she never dreamed of. The author uses a beautiful legend to spin the character's story and you get to watch her come into her newly discovered powers throughout the book. The book is written simply and engagingly from the perspective of Tippy/Jane65, with some great plot twists near the end that made me want to read the next one immediately. A definite must-read for fans of young adult fiction, and anyone who likes a well written story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was really great, both my daughter and me enjoyed it! Even though it's considered young adult, I loved it as well! 
sisseyMJ More than 1 year ago
I thought it war a great book for teens 13/18. the second book was even better, I gave both books to my library.
BJ57 More than 1 year ago
Great Young Adult Fantasy read! If you like Harry Potter and the Hunger Games, you are in for a treat. A real page turner. I read Truth and immediately started Secrets the second book in the series. Great Christmas gift. BJ
Tjo1 More than 1 year ago
Truth, is a awesome read for Young adults and older. Anyone who loves magical adventure stories like Harry Potter or the Hunger games would  love this book. You can't put it down. I can't wait to read the second book "Secrets" next  to find out what Geneva is up to next!
kakulik67 More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough about Christina Benjamin's genuine ability to weave a tale and draw the reader in. I literally read this book in one sitting morning to evening and when it was done I was both exhausted and exhilarated and of course wanting for more. The characters feel so real, as if you are personally meeting them and experiencing their incredible discovery of the truth and who they are. I am already a huge fan and looking forward to the next installment. So if you are a fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, C.S. Lewis' The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Terry Brook's Landover series, Stephenie Meyer's twilight saga or Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, get ready to be addicted to another up and coming author's take on hope, possibility and the fantastical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch Out Hunger Games! As the mother of a 14 year old boy, I have a very had time getting him interested in reading anything. "The Geneva Project -Truth" has captivated not only his but my attention as well. It is expertly written in the sense that it fuses complex themes such as science and natural phenomena mixed with magic. I am very happy to find a book series that will keep him interested. We are excited to read "Secrets" next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. First Impression: A dark cover is sweetly foreboding, and the blurb makes for an interesting premise. Characters: Geneva and a motley band of orphans are stranded on an island orphanage in the aftermath of a great natural disaster. With a strict headmistress and even tighter schedule, the children have little time for social interaction to start asking questions. What happened to their parents? Why are they confined to the compound? After a bully receives a backlash of her own punishment, some of the orphans wonder if Geneva is more than she seems. The island holds secrets and magic from the time before. Fighting love and danger, Geneva takes on her world with true force in “Truth” The Geneva Project #1. Wonderfully distinct characters leave room for growth and interpersonal development in this stunning debut by Christian Benjamin. World Building: Benjamin provides a solid background while still leaving mystery for upcoming adventures in this first installment. I enjoyed the fresh approach to the post-apocalyptic / dystopian genre. Writing Style: I was able to read straight through with little grammar or spelling errors. This is an appropriate read for anyone teen and up, with a true PG-13 atmosphere. I appreciated the focus was on the characters development personally and with their abilities, with romance as a product of friendship. What I Liked: I’m a fan of books that encourage themes like self-discovery and growth. “Truth” holds valuable lessons for readers, while not throwing anything in your face. I enjoyed the build of action and tension, and am satisfied with how the first book in this series ended. Deal Benders: There are a few spelling and grammar errors, but not too shabby if that’s my only complaint! Overall Rating: I gave this book 5 stars because I would read it again, and I will read the next one. A delightful read full of adventure, mystery, love, and suspense – I couldn’t put it down. Happy reading! For Fans Of: The Hunger Games, Pandemonium, Ship Breaker, Divergent
gaele More than 1 year ago
Beautifully defined characters and a twisting plot with plenty of danger and thrills seamlessly fill the pages of this book, with description, emotion and the discovery of the unknown.  Reliance on friendships made, and the importance of learning to trust as you find your way through challenges are all high points for this book, and the solidly developed characters that grow in importance and their own talents  as the story progresses.  Christina Benjamin has created a story that is both difficult to put down, but easy to follow – making it a perfect read for all ages, but particularly suited to those 12 and up.  The start of a new fantasy, this volume will have you reading late into the night and anxious for the second book in the series.  I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review for Children Read Week at I am Indeed.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions were my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! Christina Benjamin introduced some new characters that your sure to fall in love with. It is an easy quick read that leaves you wanting more. I can't wait for book number two to get done!