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Dust: Before and After: Young Adult Literature Fiction (The Dust Series Book 1) by [Smith, S.E.]
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Winner of the Wishing Shelf Book Award!

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.

Dust wakes to discover the world as he knew it is gone after fragments of a comet hit the Earth. It isn’t the only thing that has changed, though, so has Dust. He now possesses powers that continue to grow, but also come with a price. A deadly encounter after he leaves his home leads to a new discovery, – other survivors.

Dust soon learns that another creature has risen from the ashes, one that is determined to possess the powers that he has. On a journey filled with danger, it will take the skills of not just Dust, but those of his friends, if they are to survive.

This time the race is not to the swift, but to the deadliest in a world where a changed human boy and an odd assortment of friends must face their worst nightmares, and accept that life on Earth will never be the same again.

Join Dust and his friends as they fight to overcome an evil force determined to create a new species unlike anything the world has ever known.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5554 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Montana Publishing (29 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01D5NGG1U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Leisha Lockwood TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 September 2016
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I love S.E Smith. I own every book she has ever written and which is available on Amazon and I read and re-read them often. She makes me laugh she makes me cry, she completely involves me into her world and I can never put one of her books down until it's finished. She is a talented artist, a creative genius and a fabulous author. Love her creations.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book, sucked me in and took me on a journey and I couldn't put it down till I finished the whole book.
Looking forward to more stories in this world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really strange and wonderful creations the 31 March 2016
By susan b - Published on
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I was really unsure of this story. I loved the characters and the story line but I believed it to be more of a teen, end of days, romance type of book. But then I got hooked because things started evolving and Ms. Smith kept adding more and I never should have doubted my love for her books, because like always I couldn't put it down. I can't even imagine how she will start the next-generation of this book. Great read, interesting. imaginative, straight out bazaar, but loved and definitely recommend.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 31 March 2016
By J Sargent - Published on
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An interesting and very different story from S.E. Smith with her usual excellent writing. The tone and feeling of the story is set early and the characters are well written and sympathetic. You want them to win but you just aren't sure if that is going to happen. The bad guy is different and appropriately bad and creepy. The ending will leave you wanting more. I can't wait to see what happens next.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By jlswainsboro/Judy Lewis - Published on
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Title: Dust: Before and After
Series: The Dust Series
Author: S.E. Smith
Designation: Book One of Series, Full-length Standalone Novel with HFN
Genre: Teen/Young Adult (No sex, No profanity)
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love, love, love this book! Can you tell I'm excited? I love science fiction and adore fantasy but combine the two and I'm in heaven especially when it's written by S.E. Smith. I became a diehard fan several years ago after reading Abducting Abby, the first book in Smith's best-selling Dragon Lords of Valdier Series and now, I devour everything she writes. Smith is a gifted storyteller and master wordsmith with extraordinary world building and character development skills. I've found all of her books to be exceptionally intelligent, imaginative, well crafted and unique and this story is no exception. Two of the things I love most about Smith's work is the fact that her writing crosses multiple genres and appeals to readers of all ages. I've even purchased all of the books in her Dragonlings of Valier Series to share with my ten year old granddaughter. Yes, some of her series are incredibly sexy but Dust is a tender, sweet young adult, coming of age science fiction/fantasy adventure.

But I digress, let's talk about Dust. Dust is a full-length standalone novel with no sex and no profanity but does contain a very sweet blossoming love story for coming of age young adults. It also includes some instances of mild, non-graphic violence. I found the story to be imaginative, original, unique, captivating, exceptionally well developed, well crafted and divinely entertaining. The narrative is beautifully written in the third person with multiple points of view. The dialogue is smart, well executed and flowed effortlessly. I loved the premise and plot for this story but it was the incredible cast of engaging, well developed characters that captured my heart. I was immediately drawn into the story and fell head over heels for the two protagonists, a courageous fifteen year old hero and a resourceful sixteen year old heroine struggling to survive on a post apocalyptic world after fragments of a comet destroy much of Earth and its population. A small percentage of those who did manage to survive the initial blast and deadly radiation are now facing anarchy and hunger, and some have even been altered in varying degrees. Dust has undergone a surprising and somewhat frightening change which has given him certain powers but Dust is not the only one who has changed. The ill effects of the radiation has affected more than just the humans of the world. A dangerous new enemy has risen from the destruction whose powers are also growing and like Dust, continues to evolve. But Dust's new abilities come at a cost. Dust is the sole survivor from his family and realizes he must leave his home to search for food. Finally Dust meets the lovely and very resourceful sixteen year old Sammy and her seven year old younger brother, Todd who are also alone in the world. The three team up together and embark on a danger filled journey of life and death. They meet other survivors, some friend and some foe but it will take more than just skill for Dust, Sammy and Todd to survive the new enemy stalking them. Will these three young innocents manage to maneuver the maze of destruction, find a way to survive and somehow defeat their enemies? We'll see! No spoilers from me but I will say this....Handsome, courageous teenage hero-check! smart, resourceful teenage heroine-check! A sweet blossoming romance-check! A large cast of fascinating characters-check! A dangerous, malevolent enemy-check! Heart-pounding action, gripping adventure, spine-tingling suspense and heart-stopping danger at every turn-check! That and a whole lot more!

I originally read this story when it was published on WattPad in weekly chapters. I enjoyed it so much that I followed it faithfully, anxiously awaiting each new chapter. When I heard that Smith had decided to revamp and expand the story, I was beyond thrilled and immediately placed my preorder for the book and believe me when I say, Smith did not disappoint. I may have known some of the details going into the story but that didn't stop me from being glued to my chair, flipping the pages as quickly as possible with my heart beating out of my chest and gasping for air. It was bloody brilliant! So, what did I love about this story? that a trick question? I loved everything! What didn't I like? Not a darn thing! Would I recommend this book? You bet and I am! Will I read this book again? Yes, it's a classic which I've added to my library to be read again and again. Will I read this author again? Absolutely, just as soon as she releases her next book! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I dont usually write reviews but i enjoyed this book a lot 31 March 2016
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I dont usually write reviews but i enjoyed this book a lot. This was a bit different from her other books. I was drawn in immediately. Was an interesting story line. I enjoyed the characters interaction. The villian was perfect. I cannot wait to see what happens next.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! 3 April 2016
By D. Johnson - Published on
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I really loved this book. This was a departure from S. E. Smith's usual sexy, science fiction, adult, romance novel. This book is a post apocalyptic survival story in which the main characters are adolescent children. There was a little romance, but mainly a lot of gritty, scary action as they all try to stay alive in the new world. The characters were well developed. This book left the potential for a great sequel, but the ending was satisfying, no cliffhanger. I'm a fan of young adult books. In my opinion, having read the Hunger Games and Divergent series, this book is definitely better than those. S. E. Smith knows how to write characters that you care about.