The White Lilac

The White Lilac From the day year old Caryn Tobin watched her best friend drown she has carried two weights a fear of water and the responsibilities of the oldest candidate in the Compound a leading power on Bet

  • Title: The White Lilac
  • Author: Christina J. Adams
  • ISBN: 9780985303600
  • Page: 295
  • Format: ebook
  • From the day 15 year old Caryn Tobin watched her best friend drown, she has carried two weights a fear of water and the responsibilities of the oldest candidate in the Compound, a leading power on Beta Earth Caryn is determined to live up to her friend s memory, even if it means forcing herself to train in the water every day in order to protect the other girls so they cFrom the day 15 year old Caryn Tobin watched her best friend drown, she has carried two weights a fear of water and the responsibilities of the oldest candidate in the Compound, a leading power on Beta Earth Caryn is determined to live up to her friend s memory, even if it means forcing herself to train in the water every day in order to protect the other girls so they can live and dream After nearly 3,000 years on the first colonized planet, there is still a deadly toxin in the air poised to wipe out the world s population and it is the Compound s purpose to train candidates from birth to gather the underwater cure All the candidates compete for the chance to save the world, but only one can win and the winner will not survive collecting the cure Caryn has to win It is the price she must pay to atone for her part in the drowning Yet moments after sealing her own fate, Caryn is offered an opportunity to see the planet and leave the Compound for three days In the city she meets Kai, a 16 year old street kid, who is searching for answers to his past They form an unlikely friendship and Caryn realizes she has dreams of her own Her decision is further complicated when she discovers the Compound has been experimenting on the very people they are sworn to cure Now she must choose between her sense of duty and her heart, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

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    1. Love the opening of this book! This is the kind of book that starts with a bang. Caryn, the heroine of this book, has to win a competition to become The White Lilac. In general, The White Lilac’s job is to gather the cure to save humanity and they will sacrifice themselves in the process. When Caryn wins the competition, she is offered to have three free days out in the city. Caryn has been living in laboratory all her life, so she’s very excited to go see things. She’s allowed to spend th [...]

    2. Science fiction just got a whole lot fishier.This is a science fiction novel where the Beta Earth citizens must learn how to stop the jigger fish from poisoning their air. The premise of this universe is deliciously sci fi. Not only that but the plot twist in chapter 9 was fresh for me. The high quality of the writing is illustrated by this quote from chapter 3: “You are a tribute to all our scientists have worked for over the last two thousand years.” Instead of compressing the sentence and [...]

    3. From the very beginning I knew I found a new favorite!In this book, that made me think back to The Hunger Games but has a completely original premise and feel, Christina J. Adams kept me entranced and unbelievably hooked to a new story line and excellent plot! Sometimes science fiction books can be hard to reach, not this one! From the very beginning I knew I was going to love The White Lilac and I did. It was such an exciting and hard to put down read, I am very impressed with Christina and can [...]

    4. See my review on reviewbuzzz/20I would like to thank the author for gifting me this book in exchange for an honest review. It is my first sci-fi novel and I must say I really enjoyed reading it. The story is set in the backdrop of Earth's colonial planet, Beta Earth. The year is 2734, Betan Calender.The story starts with The White Lilac Tournament organised by the Compound, a scientific organisation with maximum privileges and sole right to gather the cure. The winner of this competition would b [...]

    5. 3.5 stars The White Lilac takes place in the future on Beta Earth. When colonists settled on this planet hundreds of years ago, they discovered that a fish, called a jigger, released a toxic dust in the air. A cure was discovered by scientists who created the Compound. The Compound produces genetically altered humans that are able to collect the cure. These candidates are born and raised at the Compound, training their entire life, so that they are ready to collect the cure if needed. The bad pa [...]

    6. I loved this book. The story was new and original. The characters were interesting and deep. The world was intricate and different. Ok so first I'll talk about the plot. This book is based on a planet called Beta Earth. Beta Earth has an indigenous aquatic animal called a Jigger. The Jigger give off a toxin that kills all human that don't have the cure every eighty years during mating season. Not only that but to make matters worse the only cure for the jigger toxin is jigger eggs which are laid [...]

    7. This book was gifted to me from the author for an honest review. Thank You!The year is 2734. “When the first Earth colonists landed on Beta Earth they saw a fertile land waiting to be cultivated, but they weren’t the first living creatures here. For most of the year it was easy to forget these fish were there, but once every eighty years, during the jigger’s mating season, they released a toxic dust into the air that is much stronger than all previous years.” 15 year-old Caryn has been g [...]

    8. I was given the opportunity to read this book for free by the author and I am so glad for it. Caryn reminds me a lot of Kisnip from the Hunger Games. Her drive to protect others makes her an instantly loveable character. Even though the reader is told from the beginning that she is going to die, I found myself watching for signs that maybe there was way to save her. As the relationship between Caryn and Kia develops, I began to dread the moment when they would have to say goodbye. When Kia learn [...]

    9. The White Lilac is about a Beta Earth that exists WAY in the future. And on this Beta Earth, there are these fish called jiggers that release this toxin into the air during their mating season. I mean, this is a major toxin that is so bad it kills anyone that isn't given a cure for it. Where does the cure come from you ask? Well it comes from the jigger eggs of coarse. They are laid inside an anemone that is fatal if you are stung by it and must be gathered by a willing, well trained candidate w [...]

    10. PDF version via author for honest reviewCaryn wants nothing more than to escape the pain and guilt of watching her friend die while training in the water. Kai wants nothing more than to forget the pain of not knowing who his family really is and why he was dumped of at an orphanage to be raised since age 3 or 4. Caryn is from a place that trains and genetically alters people's DNA to make them stronger to be able to survive anemone stings and poison. Why? Because in anemone patches is where the [...]

    11. A copy of The White Lilac was kindly sent to me by Christina Adams in exchange for an honest review.This story is set on Beta Earth around 2000 years in the future. When the first colonists landed they just saw a fertile land just waiting to be cultivated; however, they were not the only creatures living. A dark brown fish named a 'Jigger' also lived on the now named Beta Earth. These fish were normally harmless, apart from their mating habits. They would release a toxic dust into the air as a w [...]

    12. The White Lilac starts off with hints of the Hunger Games, though in a very different setting. Which is what initially intrigued me about the book when the author contacted me with the request to read & review it. I pulled the file up on my Nook & spent the next few hours entirely engrossed in the story of Caryn, Beta Earth's one & only hope for a cure to a condition already affecting small children, and Kai, an orphan on the street who only steals what he needs to survive but has be [...]

    13. ORIGINAL REVIEW AT: LITTLE BOOK STAR The summary really got me, and what interested me the most to read The White Lilac is how Caryn and Kai would find each other. I mean, they both have 2 different worlds and practically the opposite. Caryn is one of the chosen ones to save the world – Beta Earth – by gathering the eggs in an aquarium. She has a special ability, which is she can breathe longer than the others while in the water. What confused me though is how does the aquarium look like? I [...]

    14. With so many YA dystopians out there right now, it can be a little daunting finding one that is original and not the same ole same ole. Now, don't get me wrong, I love dystopians, something I never thought I would hear myself saying but I really have come to love them over time. There are some pretty fabulous ones out there right now but it is always nice when you find one that is so unusual and so unique that it makes you pause and give the book a second look.That is what I found in White Lilac [...]

    15. My review can also be found on my Blog: Alice Reeds Bettgeschichten I received a copy of The White Lilac from the author, Christina J. Adams, in return for a honest review. I was quite looking forward to reading it, but it took me some time till I could find the time to start reading it. Unfortunately, when I finally started to read it I wasn’t quite a blown away as I hoped I would be. I liked the idea of Beta Earth, which is the future world in which the story takes place, but this whole busi [...]

    16. Life on Beta Earth in 2734 is certainly very different than life on Earth now but one issue looms large. There is a deadly sickness that affects the population and special genetically altered humans are trained from birth to harvest the cure from the deadly waters of Beta Earth. After a competition against others raised to harvest the cure, fifteen year old Caryn Tobin becomes the next one chosen to save Beta Earth.Sheltered in The Compound where she was trained Caryn has never visited the city [...]

    17. Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy The White Lilac. It was very good and I found myself reading every free chance I had. I couldn't put this book down during the last 100 pages. I was hooked and had to find out how this book would end.I thought Ms. Adams came up with a great concept for this book. It was definitely something new and different for me. The White Lilac had just enough twists and shocking moments to keep you reading. And this story was believable. There wasn't a moment where I thoug [...]

    18. I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. I do not know the author personally.The White Lilac is a beautifully written story. Set in the future, the book focuses on the life of Caryn, who has been 'created' for a specific purpose. She has spent her entire life training and preparing to fulfil that purpose, knowing that once she completes her final task she will die. Unexpectedly Caryn is given a brief opportunity to experience life outside of the Compoun [...]

    19. I really like to thank the author for giving me this book for a honest review. I am kind of new at this writing review business. When I first starting reading this book, I was a little lost on what was happening. But I was able get into the book.Were taken to the future, I guess kind of like a Total Recall kind of place maybe. We start off with Caryn a 15 year old girl who has trained all her life for the chance to help retrieve the cure to a deadly disease. Evan knowing she will die after. She [...]

    20. I would categorize “The white Lilac” as science fiction drama with a bit of mystery rather than as dystopian novel . The novel follows Caryn and Kai as their paths cross when they have to take very important decisions in their life especially Caryn since her choice will decide whether a lot of people will live or die.The novel begins with Caryn preparing for the test the winner of which will have to collect the cure for poison affecting humans and will die in the process. She has been workin [...]

    21. I must say, I was quite surprised that I would like this book. Yet another proof of I really need to stop judging books by their covers. Also, I feel really bad, as this was a R2R from quite a while ago, but I've just been really busy to getting around to it.This book is based around genetics, swimming, and 2 people who are connected in the most unlikely of ways. Me wanting to be a geneticist, I really liked this. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that is riddled with a disease that com [...]

    22. A dystopian young adult novel, this story is a nice addition to the genre, providing adventure and romance enough to satisfy readers. Although I am not a huge fan of sci-fi-ish books, this one drew me in from the beginning. The author does a nice job of building and describing Beta Earth, the world in which the story takes place, without drowning out the main story line. This, as I’m sure you know, is not easy to do in sci-fi books. I enjoyed the switch in perspectives, from first person durin [...]

    23. This is a different take on a dystopian YA novel. The story is not what you would normally think of when you think "dystopian" it's a nice change of pace. I don't usually get drawn to sci-fi books, but for some reason, this one held my interest pretty much throughout. The world ("Beta Earth") in this book is pretty wild, and the author does an amazing job of building that world to where the reader can actually see what she is talking about. But it's not IN YOUR FACE world-building like a lot of [...]

    24. I received this book from the author in return for an honest review.It's hard to like a book when very little of it grabs a hold of my attention. The best I can describe this books would be that it's . . . a bit slippery--like my attention never wanted to settle on the words in front of me. There were some interesting parts and concepts, but the bulk of the book let me thinking that I would end up writing a DNF review. Instead, I powered through and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, the book on [...]

    25. I was immediately drawn into the story from the start. The author does a nice job of building and making Beta Earth come alive. The change of perspectives was refreshing and innovative in a story of this nature. Although, I have to admit I did have trouble with it in the beginning, I got used to it throughout the story.The characterization was well done. The author alluded to the fact that Caryn had an extremely strong personality who was able to overcome the obstacles placed before her and surv [...]

    26. First I like to thank the author. I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review."Fifteen year old Caryn Tobin is willing to sacrifice her life to save the world, and to atone for her part in the death of a friend. Kai Garrett will risk everything to discover his past and why he was abandon. When their paths join, they form an unlikely friendship that could change everything. The fate of the world hangs in the balance."So it seems I'm in the minority here, but the book kinda fell [...]

    27. I enjoyed this book a lot! It was action a lil romance and just enough mystery for me. The Book start off with 15 year old Caryn. She has entered this tournament were they gather the stuff for a cure for this deadly disease. But the problem with that is that that person would die within a day. Caryn win this tournament and is given 3 days to enjoy the last days of her life. And this is where the story begins. She meets 16 year old Kai and asks him to spend her 3 days with him. As the explore and [...]

    28. I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review and I must say I really enjoyed this it was very different from things I have read in the past, it was fun and sweet but all the while there was an underlying doom and Caryn faced it with such grace I was very interested after the first few chapters. I liked how everything came together when Caryn and Kia met and they saved each other more than once I was glad to see them both grow and face a future they feared together a [...]

    29. **I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review**I enjoyed the world that Christina J. Adams created in The White Lilac. There was a bit of everything in it. This dystopian novel had suspense and intrigue as well as action and drama. Although I enjoyed the switch back and forth between Caryn and Kai, the switching of verb tense is what made me give this a 4 star rating instead of 5 stars. I was thrown from present tense to past tense each time I switched POV. The [...]

    30. First I want to say thank you to the author for sending this book to me for my honest review.I enjoyed this book, but as I was reading I could definitely tell it was written for a young audience which is why I give it 3.5 stars instead of 3. I didn't want to take stars away just because it wasn't written for my age group. I really liked the idea but I thought it could have been so much more. The two main characters were very likable and I would have liked to know more about them and the world th [...]

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