by Amanda Thome
Release Date: 03/07/15
Summary from Goodreads:
*SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE*
*SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE*
What would you do if your heart was torn between saving yourself or your first love? For Nessa that question is a reality. If she is not surrendered to Central in a week, then Garrett will be executed and war will ensue.
Countless lives rest on the shoulders of eighteen year old Nessa. Is she strong enough to surrender herself to the government that’s holding Garrett hostage? Can she sacrifice the life she’s built to save him? Life comes down to a series of decisions, the question is; could this be her last.
My wrist aches but I push through it and stand just in time to get blown backwards by another dropping bomb. It slammed into the wall and swelled out to me.
The noise of concrete falling is shattering. It wails like a clap of thunder does when it lands within arms reach. This time my ears hum and sing the high-pitched siren squeal that means a part of them are dying. I’ll never hear the same again.
Smoke wraps around me the same way it did my craft after I slammed it nose first into the wall months ago. The thick black smoke closes in, burning my nostrils and eyes. My hands shake as I lift my shirt to shield myself.
The fabric just covers my mouth as I’m blasted from above by a cutting light. It’s a hovercraft and the light beams bounce around me until I’m directly in its path. This must be how it ends I think as I drop to my knees.
“Show no resistance and you won’t be harmed,” a voice echoes from the craft.
I can’t make out the base from where I’m kneeling. I rise to my feet to get a better view. An electric net wraps around me. It closes its grip and slams my body against the hardened ground before it scoops me towards the craft.
The electric barbs cause spasms in my muscles sending me into a state of rigidity. I’m stiffen as the coursing electricity stabs my body. ‘Not be harmed’ I think to myself as my skin feels the jabs. I’ve been caught and this is just the beginning.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.