I recently reviewed a book of short stories by Jane Dougherty titled [easyazon-link asin=”B00GIYLCOK” locale=”us”]In the Beginning[/easyazon-link] that serves as the prequel for the novel [easyazon-link asin=”B00FMGDU04″ locale=”us”]The Dark Citadel (The Green Woman)[/easyazon-link].
Readers have a rare opportunity to pick [easyazon-link asin=”B00GIYLCOK” locale=”us”]In the Beginning[/easyazon-link] up free from Amazon today! Don’t worry if you don’t own a Kindle, you can download the Kindle for PC app (also free) and read the novel right on your computer screen.
Click here to read my review of this fresh and dark fantasy series and be sure to let me know what you think!
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00GIYLCOK” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XZiLcXX9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”111″]A trio of stories that serve as a preface and afterward to [easyazon-link asin=”B00FMGDU04″ locale=”us”]The Dark Citadel (The Green Woman)[/easyazon-link] and give background information about the core characters.
I’m cross-posting this review from Rabid Readers Too because I believe it’s more of an adult novel than a YA novel.
Publication Date: October 3, 2013
In The Dark Citadel (Green Woman) by Jane Dougherty, Deborah Givenchild, was taken from her parents when her mother fled and given to a family without a daughter. She has been reviled but has grown up not to cave as her gender is supposed to do but to fight back. At the age of fifteen, she’s about to be married off to the man of the elder’s choice. He’s a purposeful brute meant to put her in her place and Deborah simply isn’t going along with the plan. When she’s taken to the House of Corrections she meets Zachariah, a boy with dreams. He wants to be an engineer, but the career path is at the whim of the elders, and he knows that things simply aren’t right. Can Deborah escape her fate and find her mother, the one woman who knows what Earth was like before everyone lived his or her bleakly planned lives in a dome?