Narrated by Maeve Smyth13 hr 5 min
One boy. One girl. One mission―to protect Earth from its previous occupants. Where will you live if they fail?
Meet the girl, Daniela Rose Cavanaugh, a preteen modern-day Indiana Jones, who must come to terms with her destiny, avoid getting committed to the psychiatric ward, endure nightmares about a mysterious boy, deal with the mean girls at school, and save the world by hunting through the past to uncover clues hidden before the dawn of time.
It would be, if she wasn’t just an awkward thirteen-year-old girl with knobby knees, curly hair, brown skin, and nosebleeds. She’s certainly no one special in the eyes of her classmates, who either bully or remain indifferent to her, and until now, her only quests in life have been to become the youngest medical student at her dream school and to find a kindred spirit. However, her destiny has already been decided, and it doesn’t include friendship bracelets.
After her thirteenth birthday, Daniela must juggle going to school, caring for a sick father and solving an ancient puzzle that will protect her friends—and enemies—from a dark, biblical-sized force that seeks to eradicate humans from Earth. Will Daniela give up and stop fighting for the kindred spirit her heart is destined for—leaving him unprotected and doomed to certain death—or will she rise to the challenge and meet her destiny head-on?
If you knew your ending, how would you have lived your beginning?
Continue reading Daniela's story in the Orphan Dreamer Saga―a transcontinental sweeping fantastical story where ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE DA VINCI CODE, OUTLANDER, and WAR ROOM. A twist of fate alters the destiny of an orphan boy and the future of humanity in this epic journey that defies time and takes the reader from 1018 B.C. into a future of “what if’s” in the first full-length novel of the series.
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series
They dive so humanity survives ...
More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers-men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there's something down there far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past-something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.
Author Dan Wells is back with the sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster Partials, which Pittacus Lore called a "thrilling sci-fi adrenaline rush, with one of the most compelling and frightening visions of Earth's future I've seen yet."
After discovering the cure for RM, Kira Walker sets off on a terrifying journey into the ruins of postapocalyptic America and the darkest desires of her heart in order to uncover the means—and a reason—for humanity's survival.
Dan Wells extends his richly imagined, gritty world and introduces new memorable characters in this second installment in the Partials Sequence.
For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells.
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask.
Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one's own point of view.
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The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's USA Today bestselling trilogy.
The horde is coming.
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.
Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.
This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.
Could Earth’s apocalypse really be worse than puberty for Daniela Rose—a depressive schizophrenic girl destined to meet a mysterious orphan boy who haunts her chaotic dreams?
One mission. To protect their home—Earth—from invasion by the planet’s previous occupants.
Meet the girl of this unlikely duo in ORPHAN DREAMER and the MISSING ARROWHEAD when destiny chooses a twelve-year-old depressive schizophrenic to bring order to Earth’s chaos.
Miracles usually are.
Daniela is a spirited girl struggling with isolation, the mean girls at school, and a sick father at home when she is chosen to warn humanity of the impending apocalypse. But who will believe her—a girl who barely speaks and cannot even score a kindred friend? As Earth sits in the crosshairs of a sinister force, Daniela must slip between three realities to find an arrowhead gifted to her by a prince—the missing link that can save her family and Earth.
Listen to the Orphan Dreamer Saga—a seven-novel serial interspersed with seven novellas that intertwines three tales across time and space. This epic story weaves an intricate tapestry of Divine guidance, faith, isolation, hope, and loss as it follows two children from their beginnings to their ends.
If you knew your ending, how would you have lived your beginning?
“Readers of the Orphan Dreamer Saga by J. Nell Brown can expect a superb blend of genres . . . This novel is a suspenseful biblical fantasy that weaves love and the paranormal into the lives of two individuals. This is not only a perfect read for someone wanting an enduring love story, but for anyone wanting to explore profound ideas about spirituality and God.”―Chanticleer Book Reviews
It’s the start of something amazing.” —Heather G.
Her family was to be her legacy until an angry mob murdered her only son.
North Carolina farm owner Gertrude Smith had dreamed of leaving a legacy—raising hardworking and socially-conscious children who would parent her grandchildren to become people who would change the world for the better. But hope faded when her unmarried son died tragically in the racially charged 1960s—then completely vanished when her only surviving child, a daughter, remained childless after marriage for twenty years.
That is, until Gertrude received a phone call from her forty-year-old daughter: “Momma, next summer you’re going to become a grandmother! And not to just any baby—but one with a divine mission.”
A special child.
A baby girl.
But will another tragedy strike and bury Gertrude’s dreams for an eternity, taking with it the seedling of her legacy, erasing the stories of her ancestors, and stopping a quiet Southern woman from leaving her mark on America—and maybe even the world?
Continue The Orphan Dreamer Saga―a transcontinental sweeping story where ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE DA VINCI CODE inside the WAR ROOM when a twist of fate changes Daniela's dreams then impacts the destiny of an orphan and the future of humanity.
“This saga has taken me on a roller-coaster ride.” —J.M. Leech
“It’s the start of something amazing.” —Heather G.