A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure.Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony’s survival is at... show more
A suspenseful sci-fi escapade plucks two children out of the ocean for a thrilling adventure.Thirteen-year-old Aluna has lived her entire life under the ocean with the Coral Kampii in the City of Shifting Tides. But after centuries spent hidden from the Above World, her colony’s survival is at risk. The Kampii’s breathing necklaces are failing, but the elders are unwilling to venture above water to seek answers. Only headstrong Aluna and her friend Hoku are stubborn and bold enough to face the terrors of land to search for way to save their people. But can Aluna’s fierce determination and fighting skills and Hoku’s tech-savvy keep them safe? Set in a world where overcrowding has led humans to adapt — growing tails to live under the ocean or wings to live on mountains — here is a ride through a future where greed and cruelty have gone unchecked, but the loyalty of friends remains true.
Publish date: February 14th 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
Series: Above World (#1)
Interesting middle-grade SF, which was recommended by several trusted sources. I enjoyed it, although I didn’t completely love it. I’ve heard that the second book is really good, so I’m looking forward to that.
Above World by Jenn Reese is a Nebula finalist (Andre Norton Award) this year, therefore as soon as I spotted it, I had to read it. I’ve been craving mermaid/underwater books lately (I think they make me think of summer, haha), so I was freaking thrilled to discover Above World. While the Kampii don...
Fun feminist post-human YA science fiction about two friends, Aluna and Hoku, who have to leave their undersea world to save it and also the world. Great moments of solidarity with other oppressed workers and subjects, nicely realistic boy-girl friendship without romance, strong girls and kind boys,...
4 starsFun, action-packed adventure that will appeal to MG readers. I loved the strong heroine, and the secondary characters were wonderful, too. This is a quick, pop-corn read, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.Full review soon at www.mangamaniaccafe.com
Above World was an interesting mix of mythological creatures and our modern world of technology. You’ll find mermaids and computers in one breath. I was pleasantly surprised by the dystopian undertone to it all that gave it some wonderful depth. In this fascinating world that Jenn has built, there a...