Guest post with ISAN Author, Mary Ting - The world as Ava knows it and the Author's history and why she chose science fiction as her genre. **Giveaway**
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.
SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN.
Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into our quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.
Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her “better.” To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.
While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.
The world as Ava knows it
The Author's history with sci-fi and why she chose it as her genre
I love Star Wars. I used to pretend I was princess Lela flying the Millennium Falcon with Han Solo and Chewbacca. Now that I got that out of the way, yes, I love science fiction books and movies, but I never thought to make my own world until I started teaching kindergarten. In our science curriculum, one of the units is on sensory. I thought, how cool it would be to write a story with special sensory abilities. Then I had to think about how and why. Do I make up a new world? I decided to mix dystopian and science fiction. Meteors stuck the Earth, caused many devastation and so forth. What destroyed us gave us gifts, but only a few people in the government knew. Thus, ISAN was born. The meteor struck in 2048 and ISAN had been established fifty years later with flying cars and humans being chipped. Much of the world has changed, a world I wished I could live in. So I made up a futuristic world with a secretive network and a book I wanted to read. ISAN had molded Ava to believe she would make something out of her life, to do something good instead of wasting her life in juvie, but her eyes opens when she’s captured. The story is about friendship, romance and lots of action.
About the Author
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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