Volition: The Perception Series #2

La Plume Press
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ON THE RUN!

The exciting continuation of the Perception Trilogy from best-selling author Lee Strauss!

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody. 
They're in love.

Or at least that's what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike--thin and fleeting. Her heart can't be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen's new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun. 


Keywords: dystopian, science fiction, apocalyptic, genetic engineering, robots, artificial intelligence, family issues, social divides, rich and poor, beautiful people, wealth, power, corruption, teen romance, forbidden love, fight club, fighting, self-defense, cyborgs, communes, St. Louis, Utah, California, fugitives, strong female lead, genetics, speculative fiction, class wars, class division, action-packed, betrayal, love, scientific breakthroughs 

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About the author

Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series, The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and Ginger Gold Mysteries, coming soon . When it's not, She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag: 0), cashew lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.


She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke Strauss.

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Publisher
La Plume Press
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Published on
Mar 28, 2014
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Pages
298
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ISBN
9781927547137
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Dystopian
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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Lee Strauss
***A Library Journal Selection***

ETERNAL LIFE IS TO DIE FOR.

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP--a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.
Her brother Liam is missing.

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. He doesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe's carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

The PERCEPTION Series books (SF/mystery/romance) are Young Adult novels that take place in the not too distant future in a world changed by climate extremes, natural disasters and impending wars, and where scientific breakthroughs cause class divisions--both financially and philosophically. It explores the clash between faith and science and how differences can separate us as enemies or rally us together. And in some cases, even in the midst of betrayal and personal crisis, there's room to fall in love.


Keywords: dystopian, science fiction, apocalyptic, genetic engineering, robots, artificial intelligence, family issues, social divides, rich and poor, beautiful people, wealth, power, corruption, teen romance, forbidden love, fight club, fighting, self-defense, cyborgs, communes, St. Louis, Utah, California, fugitives, strong female lead, genetics, speculative fiction, class wars, class division, action-packed, betrayal, love, scientific breakthroughs 

Book 1
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

This title has Common Core connections.

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Lee Strauss
From bestselling author Lee Strauss!

***Inspired by true events*****Available in German as Gefährliche Zettel** 

"One of the best YA books I've read in a long time, Playing with Matches grabs you from page one and whisks you back to 1938 Germany. It's rare that I get so engrossed in a story that I feel as if I'm actually there. I have always wondered what it must have been like for those citizens of Germany who knew something wasn't quite right. Using actual real-life stories from those who lived through it, Lee Strauss paints a bleak picture of fear and survival. Her characters seem real and jump right off the page." - Steven Davenport


"This book is an extremely heartbreaking and realistic look at World War II from a different perspective, from someone in Hitler's Army that doesn't want to be there. We so often hear about the atrocities that fell on the Jewish, but there isn't as much literature about everyday life for the non-Jewish Germans, especially those that didn't agree with Hitler.Told from the perspective of a child growing into a young adult at the worst time possible, this is a great read for teens as well as adults." - Valerie A. Baute

Heinz Schultz's Word Could send a man to prison. Though only a youth of fifteen, hey what strong, tall, and blond. The boys in his German young people unit esteemed him and feared him.  And They wanted to be just like him.  Emil Radle wanted to be just like him.  A dedicated member of Hitler Youth, Emil what loyal to the leaders before family, a champion for the cause and a fan of the famous Air Force Air Force.  Emil's friends Johann Moritz and discover a shortwave radio and everything changes. Now They listen to the forbidden BBC broadcast of news reports did tell bothsides. Now They know the truth.  The boys along with John's sister Catherine, band together to write out the report and covertly distribute flyers through Their city. It's an act of high treason That Could have them arrested -. Or worse  : As the progresses what, so does Emil's affection for Catherine. He'd do anything to have a normal life and to stay in Passau by side here. But When Germany's losses become immense, even Their Greatest resistance can not preventDefault the boys from being sent to the Eastern Front. 











NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This second edition has several minor revisions, Including name changes to three minor characters, in order to add clarity and authenticity to the timeline.


Keywords: World War 2 fiction, Hitler Youth, resistance groups, The White Rose, life in Nazi Germany, Nazis, Eastern Front, what fear, violence, child soldiers, hunger, black outs, bombings, raids, air force, airforce, love and romance, teen romance, family issues, siblings, sacrifice, friendships, propaganda, hope, prayer, faith

Lee Strauss
From bestselling author Lee Strauss!

***Inspired by true events*****Available in German as Gefährliche Zettel** 

"One of the best YA books I've read in a long time, Playing with Matches grabs you from page one and whisks you back to 1938 Germany. It's rare that I get so engrossed in a story that I feel as if I'm actually there. I have always wondered what it must have been like for those citizens of Germany who knew something wasn't quite right. Using actual real-life stories from those who lived through it, Lee Strauss paints a bleak picture of fear and survival. Her characters seem real and jump right off the page." - Steven Davenport


"This book is an extremely heartbreaking and realistic look at World War II from a different perspective, from someone in Hitler's Army that doesn't want to be there. We so often hear about the atrocities that fell on the Jewish, but there isn't as much literature about everyday life for the non-Jewish Germans, especially those that didn't agree with Hitler.Told from the perspective of a child growing into a young adult at the worst time possible, this is a great read for teens as well as adults." - Valerie A. Baute

Heinz Schultz's Word Could send a man to prison. Though only a youth of fifteen, hey what strong, tall, and blond. The boys in his German young people unit esteemed him and feared him.  And They wanted to be just like him.  Emil Radle wanted to be just like him.  A dedicated member of Hitler Youth, Emil what loyal to the leaders before family, a champion for the cause and a fan of the famous Air Force Air Force.  Emil's friends Johann Moritz and discover a shortwave radio and everything changes. Now They listen to the forbidden BBC broadcast of news reports did tell bothsides. Now They know the truth.  The boys along with John's sister Catherine, band together to write out the report and covertly distribute flyers through Their city. It's an act of high treason That Could have them arrested -. Or worse  : As the progresses what, so does Emil's affection for Catherine. He'd do anything to have a normal life and to stay in Passau by side here. But When Germany's losses become immense, even Their Greatest resistance can not preventDefault the boys from being sent to the Eastern Front. 











NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This second edition has several minor revisions, Including name changes to three minor characters, in order to add clarity and authenticity to the timeline.


Keywords: World War 2 fiction, Hitler Youth, resistance groups, The White Rose, life in Nazi Germany, Nazis, Eastern Front, what fear, violence, child soldiers, hunger, black outs, bombings, raids, air force, airforce, love and romance, teen romance, family issues, siblings, sacrifice, friendships, propaganda, hope, prayer, faith

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