R is for Rebirth by @amethysteyes01 #atozchallenge


by Debbie Brown

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Fleeing their homes in the city, three teens find themselves on the run with little kids in tow. As people vanish and buildings crumble, they seek shelter in the nearby mountains.

Survival depends on their ability to adapt with nothing more than the items pilfered from a crumbling store. Hovering in the background is the constant threat of being discovered by the aliens, adding to the pressure the teens feel having no shelter, a limited supply of food and the well-being of three children to ensure.

They must come up with some creative solutions before the inevitable onset of winter, while attempting to remain “invisible” to avoid capture. Being mature and responsible is no longer optional as they deal with their individual personalities, traumas, and learn to raise a baby. Unaware of the extent of the alien destruction, they can’t help but wonder if all their efforts are in vain.

Praise for Rebirth

*Rebirth* has everything a novel should have...action, drama, sci-fi and thrills... I enjoyed the tension, character interaction and certainly the pacing because I just had to finish it in one sitting, definately a page turner...

Rebirth, like Debbie's first book Amethyst Eyes, will keep you spellbound right off the bat. Her young heroes are faced with everything from mortal danger from aliens and weather, to everyday problems like how to stop fighting and work together to survive. Moments of calm and feelings of safety are interrupted by heart stopping adventure and mystery. Without any grown-ups around they succeed in bringing out the best in each other and manage something the adults of this earth had almost made impossible, namely giving themselves, and mankind, new hope.

Rebirth is a YA coming of age story with a twist. Instead of our hero or heroine coming to terms with some mysterious power within themselves, it is a tale of several individuals coming to terms with what being an adult involves.

I LOVED this story! Ms. Brown's writing style had me on the edge of my bean bag chair while I was reading it. The characters were great and they all had different personalities.

Rebirth carries a strong moral thread without it becoming overpowering, and the primary lesson taken is of how people can work together through adversary.

Despite not a great deal appearing to happen the plot and tension is maintained at a great pace leading to a rather expected climax and outcome.

Author Bio

Over the years I have worked as a nurse, a school teacher, a martial arts instructor, baseball, figure-skating and gymnastics coach as well as an artist, selling my paintings in an art gallery. I have been part of an orchestra, flown planes and gone on wilderness hikes. I am an officer in the Canadian Forces, and though I have taught on different military bases, for now I work primarily with cadets. Writing full time is my next goal.

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