eBook Harbinger epub

by Sara Wilson Etienne

eBook Harbinger epub
  • ISBN: 0142423939
  • Author: Sara Wilson Etienne
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Science Nature & How It Works
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (February 7, 2013)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1824 kb
  • FB2 size 1292 kb
  • Formats mobi doc mbr txt


Sara Wilson Etienne (ww. arawilsonetienne. com) lives in Los Angeles, California. This is her first novel. The thing that I had the most problems with about Harbinger was simply that this book had too many elements of YA trying to mix together

Sara Wilson Etienne (ww. The thing that I had the most problems with about Harbinger was simply that this book had too many elements of YA trying to mix together. Dystopian, mystery, a little bit paranormal romance, it felt forced and too messy. I couldn't keep track for the majority of the book of what the plot line actually was.

Kel’s eyes were wide as he looked down at the diary. Is this what I think it is?. M. s words echoed in my ears od, then yes. s words echoed in my ears od, then ye. .Kel swallowed and looked me full on in the face. They were just delusional ramblings, right? But then what about the arrows? My drawings? The metal doll? My brain buzzed with impossible questions and I wanted to bolt

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Now she enjoys combining both to create stories that ask "What if?" Sara writes in Seattle alongside her artist husband and her two dogs.

Plagued by waking visions and nightmares, sixteen-year-old Faye thinks she's going crazy.

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Plagued by waking visions and nightmares, sixteen-year-old Faye thinks she’s going crazy. Fast. She can hardly blame her parents when they ship her off to the prison-like Holbrook Academy for treatment. On her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school, like she’s come home. But when strange and terrifying things start happening to Faye and her newfound friends, Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it mean? The handsome Kel helps her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain he’s also trying to kill her—and maybe the rest of the world too.
Comments: (7)
Ielonere
Hated it! It was the wrong "Harbinger". It was awful. I'm going to burn it so no one else will read this copy. I found the name of the author of the "Harbinger" that I was looking for. Will be more careful next time. Money wasted.
Centrizius
I was prepared for weirdness when I ventured into this one. Weird is my kind of thing, but I was uncertain about Harbinger. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. Harbinger is tightly plotted, almost impossible to unravel until the end and, best of all, told from the perspective of one of the most unreliable narrators I've read in quite a while, which greatly helped this book to become a brilliant psychological thriller.

In her debut novel, Sarah Wilson Etienne built a tantalizing new world, a dystopia of sorts, very different from what we are used to. The world is dying. There are dead animals everywhere, entire species are going extinct and the rivers and oceans are contaminated. Food, gas and other basic necessities are scarce and, in a attempt to survive and still carry on the normal style of living humanity is used to, people have decide to unite in small communities. And then there's the whole new world at Hollbrook Academy. She created a stark juxtaposition of realities, from the desperation of a world that is reaching its end that everyone is pretending not to notice out there, to the relative calm of the Academy that really feels like a ticking bomb just waiting to explode. The world building is great, if somewhat lacking in some aspects since not much is told of the world out of the Academy once Faye is imprisoned at Hollbrook, but still, original and thought-provoking.

The characters are interesting, but my only complaint is that they weren't give enough time and space to fully develop, particularly the other four members of the family. Each has their own distinct personality and marvelous insight is given from time to time, but, for characters that play such an important role in the story, they were mostly left untouched. Faye and Kel are another matter entirely. They are wonderfully played out, and, in their case, the fact that not much is told about them works with the mystery magnificently. I enjoyed seeing the world through Faye. She is complicated and frustrating in some occasions, but deeply human. While I was not swooning and sighing over Kel, I think he really is a fantastic love interest and male lead.

The pace of the story is somewhat erratic, in a good way. It rushes and stops and races and slows according to what is happening and it helps to create those feelings of being in a rollercoaster. But despite having some slow parts, the book is not boring at all, since we are always left with that desperate need to understand what's going on, which is not easy at all. The book had some confusing parts that were difficult to figure out and some sentences that felt disjointed, but, overall, the book is nicely written and sort of hauntingly beautiful.

The mystery and the interesting mythology in the novel are played out magnificently. I loved every minute of it and it builds up to a fascinating, original and breath-taking finale that I'm still thinking about. It's a pity this one is a standalone novel, but the author wrapped this story satisfactorily and with a surprising ending that will stay with you long after you read the last sentence.

This book is hard to recommend. I can see why a lot of people wouldn't like it all, since it might be too weird and confusing. But if you want an original, nicely-plotted mystery with different characters and a complicated setting, this is the book for you.
Adrietius
The book, itself, shocked me and surprised me in ways I have not been shocked or surprised in for a long time in YA. For starters, I for some reason thought the book would be a witchy sort of paranormal romance. It was actually very much dystopia. Mix dystopia with a boarding school story, a main character that hallucinates, some insane levels of mystery, and just a pinch of love and you get this book.

It's not exactly easy to summarize the plot of this one because the plot is just plain crazy. I literally had no idea where the author was going with this until the end. I had no guesses! I was completely lost in my feeling of uncertainty, and I loved every moment of it. Sometimes being lost was hard. What is real? What is Faye hallucinating? The main character is anything but reliable. She's constantly seeing things like a never-ending ocean swallowing her up. She's hearing drum beats and having nightmares that make her wake up screaming. And then there's all the stuff she can't remember, which reminded a little bit of The Maze Runner.

Okay, I'm backing stuff up a bit and hopefully making more sense now. The book is about Faye, a girl abandoned by a family who pretty much gives up on her. Her dad leaves her at a boarding school. And while at the school, she is getting fed three times a day and "educated," while the rest of the planet seems to be dying off. There have been oil wars. And oil has hit an all time low, so people have been rationing off any lingering supplies. But, while the school is meant to make Faye better, it is just run so horrifically that I can't possibly see how it could help anyone with mental illness at all, no matter what the circumstances of the world are.

There's barbed wire fences, guards patrolling the grounds at all times, guards who are trained to use tazor guns and pepper spray on any rebellious teens, and punishments that go far darker and more painful than even pepper spray in the eyes. Her first day, Faye is put in solitary confinement, locked up in a dark room. Other times she is forced to squat on her legs for long periods of time. There's even one scene that reminded me of the beginning of Jane Eyre where Jane has to stand in front of her whole school and be publicly humiliated. Well, at Faye's school, she has to stand in front of everyone, be humiliated, take loud, angry insults from fellow students at the encouragement of the head of school, and then suffer through things being thrown at her. Seriously, this school was so messed up that I found myself physically shaking in anger at certain parts.

But the real story revolves around the mystery. Every night, Faye and her new friends wake up with red hands. And in Faye's room there are red pictures on her floor of strange designs and people. Eventually you learn that the characters are digging. But, you don't know for what. It's clear that others know something is happening. There's secret passageways, hidden diaries, tarot cards predicting a terrible future, friends who all hear the same drumbeats, and the ever-present dream of the ocean.

I was confused for a lot of the story because Faye was so confused. But this was actually okay. I was okay being confused because I just needed to know what on earth was happening. And somehow Etienne pulled off the crazy, suspenseful, and confusing writing style really well.

I remember being about ¾ of the way through the book and I was on my break at work, trying to explain to a co-worker just how crazy and confusing, yet awesome this book was, and I'm not sure if I ever was able to adequately explain how much I was on the edge of my seat here. I couldn't guess the outcome yet, and I loved that about this book.

I loved the main character, and how rebellious she sometimes was. I loved all of her sayings she kept telling herself about fear and illusions. I love how much the truth was something she needed to find. And I definitely loved that the main character's beliefs and needs overshadowed the whole love thing. I loved reading about the side characters, though I would have loved a little more development for them. I only really felt like I got to know her roommate, but all of the school "family" was rather mysterious, and definitely interesting.

What I didn't like: the end! Okay, I'm not being completely honest. I was still shocked all the way to the last pages. And I loved that. But, once everything made sense I really think the book should have gone a different direction. It kind of had that sugar-coated, let's make everything sunny kind of ending, which just did not fit with the rest of the incredibly dark book at all. Does it sound bad that I was kind of hoping for the sad ending? I never really want the world to end in books; I just felt like this could have happened here and I would definitely have accepted it better.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I loved being surprised. I loved the mystery. I loved the characters. I was disappointed in the very end of the ending, but I was still mostly just impressed. I would look forward to reading more from this author, and I hope she writes more soon.
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