-Worlds Apart- Ruination

-Worlds Apart- Ruination


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996060806
Publisher: Athena Alley Press
Publication date: 04/05/2014
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Amanda Thome is the Author of Ruination, book one in the Worlds Apart dystopian trilogy. Amanda grew up in Maine and later moved to Pennsylvania where she obtained her bachelor's degree from
Ursinus College. She later received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia
University. Amanda currently resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband Clint.

Some facts about Amanda:

1. I love writing books but hate writing bio's
2. I have a candy addiction. It's a problem.
3. I manipulate/crack my toes and neck A LOT
4. I moved to Texas on a 3 month work contract, that was in 2010
5. My favorite holiday is Halloween (I think it relates to fact #2)
6. I want to have a mini-pig. I plan to name it Maxwell
7. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat, all of which think they are alpha and I am somewhere around delta.
8. I am perpetually losing things. I wish my cell could call my car keys and vice versa.
9. It took me 24 years to pronounce pillow correctly. I used to say, 'pello' sort of like hello with a p.
10. My family thought I would grow up to be a comedian, I thought I would be a veterinarian. I ended up being a physical therapist that likes to write YA trilogies. Who knew...

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-Worlds Apart- Ruination 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from YA Book Bound Tours as part of the blog tour in return for a fair and honest review. This story starts with the heartbreaking scene of Nessa's mother dying and she is having to look after the baby when she is only 5 years old herself. Then it moves forward and Nessa is older and getting ready for her 'leap' test as she enters their idea of adulthood. Both herself and her lifelong friend, Garrett, are taking the test together and this is their chance to better themselves and move into Central - that idealistic place where everyone wants to be. Of course, their world isn't as perfect as they think and things go awry. This for me is where the story really picked up as it had dragged slightly up to this point. After this point, it moves along at a fair pace with everything that happens to Ty and Nessa. Garrett isn't really mentioned much after this apart from to say that he is in Central. As you may have gathered, there is a love triangle in this between Ty - Nessa - Garrett. It will be interesting to see what happens in book 2 as so far, Garrett really hasn't done much to win me over. I am firmly on Ty's side and hope for them to have a HEA. Following the cliffhanger ending though, anything is possible. Fast plot, well-written characters, excellent world building. Recommended for all fans of dystopian.