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The War Inside
The Horizons Trilogy (Book One)
Author: M. Kircher
Genre: Fiction, young adult, fantasy, dystopian
Release: August 18, 2013
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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About the book:
The end of the world is only just the beginning. So eighteen-year-old Thea discovers when her solitary life on a dying Earth is shattered by a mysterious dream, a devastating choice, and a strange gift that propels her on a journey towards the restoration of all mankind.
Thea is bitter and alone; a perfect embodiment of the sunless, cloud-covered Earth she inhabits. A terrifying dream convinces her to save the life of an injured girl, and despite her misgivings, Thea decides to rescue sixteen-year old Viviana. She soon learns that gentle Viv has a life-threatening infection, as well as a freakish patch of glowing skin over her heart. When this light spreads to Thea, she is forced to trust Caden, an arrogant, lazy, and annoyingly handsome boy she despises. Caden has a map to the last city on Earth, and the only place that might have a cure for both Viv’s infection and the strange light on Thea’s hands. As the trio embark on a journey through the barren wilderness, Thea and Caden try to fight their mounting attraction and discover that the light is not a curse, but a powerful gift meant to heal the polluted Earth and reconnect the remnants of humanity. What they don’t know is that deadly shadows watch them, waiting for the chance to make sure that humans stay in the darkness forever.
The War Inside by M. Kircher
Thea lives alone on a dark, dreary and unfriendly Earth that is nothing like the one we live on today. Everything is dark and grey and dying. People are mean and concerned only for themselves. A long time ago, their neglect destroyed this planet and now people live scavenging what they can from cities before they fell to ruin. Everyone lives alone and no one helps anyone else. Even mothers want their children out of the house as soon possible and at least by 14.
One night, Thea comes across a girl laying in the street, bleeding. She plans on leaving her there because she doesn’t owe the girl anything but a voice tells her that she has to save the girl so she brings her home. She discovers Viv has a glowing patch over her heart and now for some reason, Thea’s hands begin to glow with the same light. She is determined to make it to the Stronghold (a huge fallen city) where she is convinced she can find medicine to cure Viv and remove this glow. She is forced to trust Caden and his map to take them all to the city before it’s too late and Viv dies. Along the way, they have to fight off shadows creatures to save Viv, the world and themselves.
If you enjoy dystopian novels, you definitely have to read The War Inside. I was totally drawn in by the vivid images that the author paints in this book. I could actually see the world they lived in as I read and got completely drawn into Thea’s life. The War Inside was impossible to put down and I didn’t want it to end. I cannot wait for the next book!