- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1959 KB
- Print Length: 290 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Silvergum Publishing (31 August 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XBDR8JY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Rage: Australian YA post apocalyptic drama (Seventeen Series book2) Kindle Edition
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"Wow! I loved this book. What a compelling story, such a different take on the whole post-apocalyptic/dystopian style story. I really found myself rooting for Lexi and the group at Jaspers Bay. There was an element of Lord of the Flies style story in there with the way it was all put together and I found it riveting. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series." Review by Emma-Louise Smith from Read write inspire Blog
"I thought Suzanne’s decision to set the Seventeen Series in the Australian Outback was absolutely inspired. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I found this book to be a refreshing change from the norm." Review by May Taylor from Mai's Musings
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I did find a few basic editing issues a tad offputting but managed to read on!!
Looking forward to the final book in this series.
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This is book 2 titled Rage, a sequel in the Seventeen Series where Lexi, Hadley and the children of Jasper’s Bay encounter more challenges as they learn to live without the help of adults or modern society. The author's sense of withstanding the hardest of challenges to survive, drives her stories. She wants to tell the story of Lexi, Hadley and the other children of Jasper’s Bay that she has not yet finished. The questions remain:
Did Lexi have the virus? Was anyone else immune? She was seventeen now No Google, no telephones or adults to ask for advice.whether she was infected with the virus. Had she become a walking host to this disease that either killed people or turned them into raging timebombs?
What happened to Braydon, Elisha and Lilly, the children who were exiled with the virus? Where did the gang of bullies go? An unforeseen threat emerged. The KV17 virus had mutated. Older teens could now be infected, altering their state of mind and emotional control. A new town , Gracetown, is introduced to the children of Jasper City, to show that the 10 children living there, were having the same problems of survival. Eventually, the separate towns would either have to work together to survive or compete for the limited resources and depletion of food supplies in the area.
Since the last adult in town had passed away from the KV17 virus six months before. Suddenly the children had to fend for themselves was an arduous struggle. In a world now devoid of the indulgences and luxuries once available 24/7, all at the touch of a button, it had become a daily battle to survive.
The author's approach is to describe the Australian landscape, their flora and fauna and enjoys using the typical slang phrases that make a distinctly Australian read. The reader will feel he is able to see the Australian bushland as Lexi, Hadley and the other experience it in a small way, through the story. A third book in the Seventeen Series trilogy is in the pipeline that will conclude the story of Lexi and Hadley and the other children in Jasper’s Bay.
The writing style is fresh, clear and describes the fruit of the earth, our responsibility for nature conservation and the Australian wildlife.
The emotional experiences of the young to fend for themselves in an environment unknown with all its peril to health, the revisiting of memories of a secure life with deceased parents, friends, become all touching and real to the reader. A lesson to survive without our contemporary facilities, age old knowledge of know -how.
Children had succumbed to the KV17 virus and exiled themselves into the harsh, barren Australian bush. The children weren’t used to that amount of violence and fury, and no one wanted to admit they kind of enjoyed the savageness of it It was as though they had gone back to the dark age.
Lexi is seventeen now, and knows what that could mean.She probably going to get the virus if she has not already got it. Nightmares of having the virus and screams, which controls emotions and thoughts, would explain why there is increased incidents of uncontrollable emotions like anger. Lexi thought what was going on?
Why was she in such a dark place while her pulse quickened? The air around her was rapidly becoming stale in the closed environment. Feeling increasingly uncomfortable, an intense pressure built in her chest as she struggled to breathe. Was she going to have a heart attack? There is an overwhelming feeling of heat and irritation like was consuming her whole being and suffer an uncontrolled rage like an animal. What kind of future did they have? And where was missing Elisha, one of the banished children?
They had to find a way to control the KV17 virus. Was it true that the mutated KV17 virus only affects people 17 years and older because their brains are more mature and developed than younger kids.
Lexi wasn’t sure what to make of a stranger she saw. None of them had seen an adult in over 18 months! As far as Lexi knew, every single adult had died from the virus, and yet, here one was walking determinedly around. Will fear overwhelm her?
We will be kept in suspense until Book 3 arrives.
17 September 2019
Lexi is my absolute favorite, and I swear, if something happens, ugh, I don’t think I could take it. Okay, being a little dramatic, but I’ve become quite attached to her. I’m very happy to know that the story keeps going, this is not the end of the series, as it leaves on a substantial cliffhanger! So happy to have found another good series to look forward to!
If the first book was only laying the foundation, this second installation really builds up the story to a greater climax. The plot is even more intense and exciting. It is interesting to see how the characters have grown and changed. And because of the familiarity of the characters from the first book, it makes it easier for the reader to root for this group of youngsters and really wanting them to success in overcoming all the challenges that they face.
An exciting tale with a refreshing Australian twist.
Following the events of the first book, Lexi and her friends must face old and new challenges alike in this gripping young adult book. They must shed the remnants of their childhoods and endure a world without adults. With food shortages, the mutated virus outbreak, and roving bands of ne’er-do-wells, the children must display resourcefulness, tenacity, and intelligence in order to survive.
I immensely enjoyed this book. Author Suzanne Lowe is gifted in writing a book that book young adults and adults alike will enjoy. The plot moves quickly, and there’s significant character development. It’s a quick but thrilling read anyone would want to read again and again.
RAGE is a continuation of Suzanne Lowe’s Seventeen series. Even if you have not read previous books in the series, this story is relatively self-contained. She also provides helpful references to earlier entries, so new readers will not feel like they have missed important plot points.
The virus, KV17, which was responsible for the deaths of the adults, has mutated. Now, older children are also becoming infected. In the face of this new threat, Lexi, who leads the group at Jasper Bay, must also contend with enemies bent on revenge on the entire community. Will they be able to find a cure for the virus? Will she become affected before she can help the younger children?
RAGE starts slowly, but builds satisfactorily as the story moves forward. Lowe has created a believable world, with a focus on character development. While there is no denying its YA core, many adults may find this a fun read.
Right from the get-go, she gets rid of all pesky adults by killing them with a virus. Now, her kid characters are left on a world (in Australia to be more precise) where they must fend for themselves and live in and ultimately create a society where chaos and anarchy ensue.
Suzanne Lowe shows us a bleak post-apocalyptic version of Australia in this second book in the Seventeen Series. She writes very authentically Aussie dialog mixed in with slang to really bring the setting to life.
Overall, it is a Young Adult fiction that is fast-paced and edgy. Live the adventure through Rage as a standalone novel or further dive into Lowe’s exciting, adult-free world by picking up the first book in the series too.
This is a post-apocalyptic young adult story that dazzles with memorable characters, themes, and plots. The protagonist, Jasper’s Bay struggles with taking a revenge against his enemies who come back into his life to stress him out. More so, his desire to find a lasting cure to a disastrous virus, KV17, which has mutated into a very dangerous form, keeps him unsettled and worried.
The subplots in this novel are properly crafted, and the diction, though full of Australian slangs and innuendoes, come alive on each page. If you are interested in knowing what hassles young people face living in the Australian Outback, this is the book you should read.