Piper’s world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy the Earth. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth... show more
Piper’s world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy the Earth. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth—her very identity…. An imaginative melding of mythology and dystopia, Solstice is the first YA novel by talented newcomer P. J. Hoover.
Publish date: June 18th 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
2.5 to 3 starsLove the premise of Greek gods causing a global disaster, but I could have lived without the tiresome triangle between Piper, Shayne, and Reese.Full reviewReview:When I discovered that Solstice was a post-apocalyptic novel with Greek gods, I was all over it. I love mythology, and the ...
Actual rating: 0.25 starsI didn't think it could be done, but apparently the impossible has been accomplished: I've found a book that's worse than The Goddess Test."What's that?" You say? "How is that even possible?!" You ask? The Goddess Test has random-ass Greek mythology that's probably 0.67% tru...
Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviewsExcuse me, folks, black sheep coming through.The first quarter of Solstice left me in a constant state of confusion. Very suddenly, the main character is develops not one—but two—insta-love relationships. I figured there was some bigger picture at work, but it ...
Expected publication: June 21st 2013 by Tor Teen/Macmillan
*** Oh, yes! There will be plenty of spoilers. *** But first, let’s have an authentic taste of the story: "'I'm Shayne. Remember?' [...] 'We've been sitting by each other all year,' he says. I glance around the room and notice half the girls in the class staring at him. But he either doesn't notice...