Synopses & Reviews
Susan Beth PfeffersLife as We Knew It
enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.
* "The protagonists of Pfeffer's novels The Dead and the Gone
and Life As We Knew It
join forces in this third installment of a harrowing saga set in the not so distant future. A year after the moon was thrown off course by a meteor, natural disasters and climate changes on Earth are still making mere existence a challenge...Throughout, readers will be moved by displays of compassion, strength, and faith as characters endure grim realities and face an uncertain future." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Palpable despair is dappled with tiny flares of hope in this third entry in Pfeffers enthralling series about the aftereffects of a meteor strike on the Moon that has altered the earths gravitational pull...fans of the first two will thrill to this latest and the loose ending will leave them hoping for more." —Kirkus
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"Absorbing from first page to last."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Riveting and deeply frightening."—The Bulletin
"You will read it in one sitting, fighting back tears as you bite your nails."—Teenreads.com
" Full of death-metal and soulful heart songs, the take-away – bold and sweet and powerful – is this: nothing un-matters."--Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution
Mirandas disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Mirandas struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
Its been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earths climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.
The struggle to survive intensifies when Mirandas father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Mirandas complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
Its been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earths climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Mirandas father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Mirandas complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
When an asteroid hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . . .
The highly anticipated follow-up to Life As We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone
The galaxy-spanning conclusion to Amy Rose Capetta's acclaimed sci-fi debut, Entangled.
In the riveting conclusion to Amy Rose Capetta's out-of-this-world sci-fi fantasy, Cadence is in a race against time and space to save her family and friends from the Unmakers, who are tracking the last vestiges of humanity across the galaxy. In the final battle, the universe spins out of control...and Cade alone must face the music.
A rock star on her home planet of Andana, seventeen-year-old Cade now has to use her unique talents to do nothing less than save the human race from the Unmakers. As Cade struggles to stay close to her strong-willed crew and get even closer to Rennik, the ship’s fascinating and frustrating pilot, her life becomes a tangle of love, death, and lyrics. This suspenseful sequel to Entangled is akin to the beloved Firefly series, complete with warring spaceships, warped villains, and a universe-altering conclusion.
About the Author
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of many books for teens, including the New York Times best-selling novel Life As We Knew It, which was nominated for several state awards, and its companion books, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon. She lives in Middletown, New York.