Thursday 30 April 2020

PANIC! - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 3

unSPARKed Book 3
Corinna Turner
Unseen Books
ISBN 9781910806913
eISBN 9781910806920

My son and I love these books! And when this one came out I picked it up later in the evening and had finished reading it even before he was up the next morning. I am fine with that because I will love reading it again with my son. My reaction to the story Breach! was “Wow! What an incredible tale!” And as much as I loved that story, this one is just as good. And leave’s us desperate for the next story, Farmgirls Die in Cages. Which is not yet available, but this book contains a sneak peak of the continuation of this story.

This story takes placed just a few weeks after the events of A Truly Raptor-ous Welcome. The story is told in alternating first person narratives. They are told from the perspective of Darryl, her little brother Harry, and Joshua who himself is just past his 18th birthday. Darryl and Harry are minors and live unSPARKed on a saur farm. Their farm is surrounded by a double electrified and alarmed fence. Joshua is the owner and currently only crew on a Hab-Vi a habitat vehicle. But their meeting is not under the best of circumstances. 

The story begins with Darryl in a panic, it appears her father has been snatched by a raptor that has breached their farm’s fence and security. Their stepmom Carol has only been living unSPARKed a few weeks, since the wedding. And in a panic decides that they must return to the city that night. Carol will not allow Darryl to drive and is even hesitant to let them bring their weapons in the vehicle for the 3 plus hour drive to the city gates. She panics along the way and things keep going from bad to worse. 

This story includes unexpected encounters with giant herbivores, that might be near their nest. And two different packs of raptors. A panicked flight off road across country. And a bog that has previously swallowed an entire Hab-vi. And we have the Eucharist saved from a home tabernacle. And as always the intercession of Saint Desmond. 

The unSPARKed world is like the story of Jurassic Park has overwhelmed the whole world. Most humans live in walled cities that have extensive protection. Some live in Hab-Vi’s and hunt for a living. And some live on farms outside the cities. The highways are monitored and protected. But once you are unSPARKed you better be able to protect yourself and keep yourself and those with you safe.  

This story ends with a huge twist. And a cliff hanger! It is another great installment in an excellent series. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Corinna Turner:
I Am Margaret Series:
0.0 The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles (A prequel)

0.5 Brothers (Prequel)
1.0 I Am Margaret
1.5 How Snakey Got His Name (Short Story)
2.0 The Three Most Wanted
3.0 Liberation
4.0 Bane's Eyes

5.0 Margo's (Attempted) Diary & Notebook
5.5 An Unexpected Guest
6.0 The Siege of Reginald Hill
6.5 Buttons (Short Story)
7.0 A Saint in the Family
I Am Margaret The Play - Fiorella de Maria

Yesterday and Tomorrow Series:

Tomorrow's Dead

unSPARKed Series:

Mandy Lamb Series:
Mandy Lamb and the Full Moon

Contributed to:
Secrets: Visible & Invisible 7 Amazing Stories - Catholic Teen Books
Gifts Visible & Invisible 8 Christmas Stories for Teens
Treasures: Visible & Invisible 8 Stories for Teens

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