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by Demitria Lunetta | Read by Julia Whelan

In this dystopian novel listeners are led down the primrose path to the City of New Hope, a seeming Garden of Eden that promises a new future for the survivors of “the floraes.” Julia Whelan gives a commanding performance as Amy, the young protagonist who survives the green globs of terror with wit and cunning. It looks like her life has returned to normal—better than normal, even—until she finds herself questioning the principles of her new society. Lunetta's characters—Amy herself; her mother; the silent toddler, Baby; and even the wily Dr. Reynolds—are all superbly portrayed with Whelan's vocal arsenal. Her tempo complements the quick and clever plot, which leaves listeners breathless with anticipation. Listeners who want a heart-thumping ride will find that this audiobook and Julia Whelan deliver. E.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine