"All my life I've worked to be simple, but I can't pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple." In the year 2050, a secret... show more
"All my life I've worked to be simple, but I can't pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple." In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with disastrous consequences. Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn't changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, makes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who's been her best friend since she could walk. But when Lydia's father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave Hemlock Hollow. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.
Publish date: November 15th 2012
Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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Before I had read Grounded, I was in a kind of reading slump. The last ten or so books I had read were good, but not great. I liked them, but I didn’t love them. I decided to read Grounded because it sounded unique and awesome, and it is also currently a standalone novel. I’m happy to say that Groun...
***Copy received through Netgalley*** Hemlock Hollow was a safe place where Lydia couldn't be discovered by the authority. She had no idea of what she is capable of, of how powerful she is or even of her real identity until she has to cross the gates of her place to go to the hospital where her fat...
Grounded is a thrilling novel set in the Amish countryside and following protagonist Lydia Troyer. However, don’t let that trick you into thinking this is calm light read. Lydia is not like the other girls in her Amish village. When she was just a baby, she was found in dumpster, electrical currents...
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.I was a bit wary of reading this book as only ONE of my "friends" marked it as to-read, and no one else from my friends list knows about this book.So with great trepidation I started this book.I was pleasantly surprised.In a dystopian future, the world has been taken over by the...