Saturday, December 14, 2013

What is Helen Douglas reading?

This weekend's featured contributor at Writers Read: Helen Douglas, author of After Eden.

Her entry begins:
I have just finished reading an ARC of a soon-to-be-published YA medical thriller called Control by debut author Lydia Kang. Control tells the story of a group of teens who have to hide from the authorities because they are genetic ‘mistakes’. There’s a character with four arms, another with two heads and yet another with the power to heal himself from injury. The main character, Zel, ends up in a safe house with these misfits, but her younger sister is captured by a sinister group who want to exploit her difference for their own gain. While this book is a page-turner with lots of action and suspense, it is at heart about ...[read on]
About After Eden, from the publisher:
The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just her world. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden’s best friend Connor will discover a new planet—one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend’s greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden.

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.
Learn more about the book and author at Helen Douglas's website.

The Page 69 Test: After Eden.

Writers Read: Helen Douglas.

--Marshal Zeringue