Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Suffocate by S.R. Johannes

Goodreads Summary:
Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. 

It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy in her perfect bubble. If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.

The 2nd novelette in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for June 2013. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

My Review:
Wow did this novelette contain a heck of a story in so few words. I can honestly say that I did not expect that from this one. There was mystery, death, secrets and lies. It is a fuuristic world where stepping outside the Biome equals death. Eria's father may be the first one in a very long time to be able to step outside with his specially designed suit. However, things take a turn for the worst and Eria and Ash (her fathers assistant) try to figure out what went wrong and who is behind it. They are forced to run for their lives and try to figure out what happened. However, there is more going on at the lab. There is something wrong with the people in the Biome, more specifically the older members. There is also something about Eria that she never knew, that will change everything. Her life will never be the same. Will Eria be able to save everyone before it's to late? Will Ash and her nana survive? 

I really enjoyed the characters in this novelette. We don't get to much time with them and I still felt like they were developed enough to like them. Ash is a great guy. He is about the same age as Eria and helped her dad in the lab. These two end up having to help each other find information as well as trying not to get captured. A lot is going on in this high stress situation but, there is still time for a little kiss time. 

This was a great novelette. I am excited to see what will happen next. I am glad I signed up to review the next installment later this month when it is released!

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