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Audience: YA/NA - Genre: Thriller / Action - Formats: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: HJLawson - Pages: 297 – pages - ISBN: 978-0692254776 - ASIN: B00MS8QWYA = Date Published: Aug 21, 2014When Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself. Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters. With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless murders of their families. As Jada and Zak lead the group together, love blossoms, but with soldiers hot on their tail, they need to stay vigilant in the face of war.
This is a story which pulls and twists at the gut, almost hitting a bit too close to home. The two main characters, Jada and Zak, are caught in a cruel war, and they do whatever they can to save their families and themselves.
The scenes are vivid and violent, making the heart-strings pull and the shivers run up and down the spine. The author does a terrific job in playing the reader's emotions to the point, where at least, I wondered at times if I could really read more.
The dialogue is well done and the characters sympathetic. I felt that the characters acted a bit young at times and didn't seem to always understand the background to their situation, something which fails to show the reality of how fast kids in these situations really mature. But it was still easy to follow both of the main characters and feel for them as they tried their best to get through.
I personally wished there was a little more background, but the action and emotion-packed situations make up for this completely. There are several flashbacks which I found a little jarring and the narration feels a bit uneven at times, but this too doesn't irritate too much or pull away from the main focus of the story.
Summed up, this is a story which hits hard. It does a fantastic job on bringing the cruelty of war to life and will leave a mark on anyone who reads it.
Jada and her friends are trying to escape the terrorist attack. Unfortunately their flight doesn’t get out of New York fast enough, and now all of their lives are in even more danger. And not just from the nuclear radiation, but from the even more frightening demons of Jada’s past. Annabel wakes up to find herself underground – literally underneath the city in the sewers. But she has more to worry about than just sewer rats and filth… deranged escaped convicts are hunting her down, determined to make her pay for what she did. And if she tries to escape, it will mean her certain death for above… Ethan’s greatest day takes an unlikely twist when he finds out his whole life is a lie. All these years he thought he was avenging his father. But now he knows he was a merely a puppet… and he wants revenge…
Follow my beating heart, back home
Jada escaped from the hospital were the soldiers were chasing her; entering in black abyss of night, only memories to guide her back home.
Solider Heen Dara, sings the first lines in his head, as he enters the bathroom. Where Zak, and Jacob are hiding from the sound of gun shots.
Zak, leaves the bathroom to find his classmates, died in the hallway. He prays his brother is alive.
Black as Liquorice.
Jada returns hope to find her mother, and brother lying on the path in front of their family home. No one saved them.
After leaving her praying over her mother and brother all that is left are the demons in her head pleading for revenge.
Beware: you do not know what you have woken.
Jada can sense a dark shadow standing at the foot of her bed; he is peering down on her like a piece of meat, but he selected the wrong girl to prey on. Kill or be killed!
The wander is die; Jada is riddled with guilt, praying to Lord to repent her sins, but she had no choice he was going to rape her.
Beware: you do not know what you have woken.
Her Father was teaching her how to use a gun before he was kidnapped. Jada is ready and squeezed the trigger. The bullet flew out with lighting speed. She felt alive.
God bless my beautiful daughter.
Jada’s shadow appears on the horizon as she enters soulless city, where the orphaned children are hiding.
First taste of happiness.
Zak wakes Jada up, to have firing range practice, and fun in the freedom in the field behind the church as everyone is sleeping. There young love beings to blossom.
10, Johnny Cash Hurt
Lambs to the slaughter.
Jada leads the group of orphans’ into a trap, she is betrayed by someone she cares for, and resulting in the death of someone she loved.
Tour Schedule – One Month Blog Tour for The War Kids Series by HJ Lawson from February 9 – March 6, 2015
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