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Monday, April 23, 2018

before it’s too late - Serpents and Saviors (Project Emergence #2) by Jamie Zakian

"Not only was the story fast paced and fun, with a few emotional moments mixed in for good measure, the characters seemed well developed to me. I'm not a literary expert by any means, but I wasn't bored. I connected with the characters. I liked some, but not all. There was just enough back story to keep the present interesting but leave you wanting to know more about the past." - Katrina, Goodreads (about book #1)


Published: April 10th, 2018

Lord of the Flies meets the 100. 

Joey got separated from her twin brother Jesse when their luxury spacecraft broke apart halfway to Mars. The terrorists are dead, but so are most of the passengers who escaped a dying Earth for a new life on a new planet. 

The remaining survivors, the future of humanity, are scattered across the lush planet of Mars. Joey and Kami are in a mountainous forest, and they’re locked in a power struggle to guide the people. Jesse and Rai landed on the coast, and are desperate to reach their sisters. 

This new world can be a fresh start, where everyone is equal and class sectors are finally made obsolete, if only Kami would give up her self-appointed position as Commander of Mars.

Both Joey and Kami are willing to die for their beliefs, even sacrificing the lives of those who’ve chosen to follow them, unless clearer heads can prevail before it’s too late.

Characters 2.0

Joey and her twin brother Jesse have changed since the first book, in a different way than Kami and Rai have changed. Joey and Jesse were sheltered, having been homeschooled and unable to leave their lead-lined home due to Earth’s toxic atmosphere. 

The experience of being thrown onto a spaceship with their peers and placed in a life-threatening situation has stripped away their innocence, giving them a hard edge. While Kami and Rai went in the opposite direction. Having lived the life of a celebrity, Kami and Rai were jaded to kind words and notions of friendship. 

Meeting Joey and Jesse, perhaps the only people on Earth not up on current events, changed everything for Kami and Rai. They learned what true devotion and fidelity meant through their interactions with Joey and Jesse, and it softened the hard edge they’d developed on Earth’s chaotic surface. 

About the author:
Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.

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Kate Sarsfield said...

Here's hoping Serpents and Saviors does really well for you Jamie!

kim hansen said...

Love the cover.

Jolanda said...

Thank you for the opportunity!

Jayne said...

The cover is a bit too stark for my tastes. Cold.

I like the font.