Thursday, July 25, 2013

4 Character Bucket List: Wren MacAvoy from Shadows of Glass by Kassy Tayler

Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire?

When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

Wren's Bucket List

What would you want to do if you spent your entire life living inside a dome? For Wren it’s pretty simple.

She wants to see the sun, the sky and the sea.
She wants to breathe fresh air.
But most of all she just wants to get outside and see for herself that the sky is blue, just like Alex said before he died.

It turns out that getting out is the hardest part.

But once she’s out, Wren realizes that the world is much bigger than what she originally thought. And there’s this handsome young man named Levi Addison who has an airship. Suddenly the possibilities are endless.

But Wren still concentrates on her new goals.
Staying alive and helping her friends that are still trapped inside.

About the Book

Wren's world has changed. She fought to escape her domed city, but it is not the paradise she imagined it would be. Most of her people, the shiners, have died, and the thought that she is mainly to blame is a burden that sits heavy on her shoulders. Still, there are survivors, and Wren, with Pace by her side, is determined to keep them safe as they fight to establish a home outside. But there are dangerous rovers outside the dome who have weapons that can kill from far away. How long can Wren and Pace keep their group safe?

Meanwhile, someone else has also seen the smoke. A band of explorers from across the sea arrive in an airship, curious about the dome, offering help to those who survived. When Wren meets the handsome Levi Addison, she suddenly questions her love for Pace as Levi offers to show her the world from his airship. Does she really love Pace? Or was it just the circumstances that made her think she did? Meanwhile, word arrives from inside via Pip, and Wren is forced to go back inside the dome, a thing that terrifies her more than anything else, to save her friends. Once she's back inside will she be able to escape again?

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About the Author

Kassy Tayler has always been a writer. Since the beginning of her memories, her biggest desire has been to put words to paper. Now she is living her dream and has several published novels to her credit in multiple genres. She's been married for several years to the man of her dreams and they have raised two exceptional sons. Tayler lives within the shadow of Pilot Mountain in North Carolina where she helps with animal rescue through her local humane society. She is the mother to Cody, a doxie, and Cisco and Dax two very interesting cats.

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  1. Love the cover on this one and it sounds like a story I'd love! :)

  2. This book sounds great! Definitely adding it to my "Want to Read" list (that keeps expanding because of this blog-thanks for that!).

  3. This story sounds riveting and heart-wrenching. And Jemi is right: the cover is beautiful. Only the highest of sales! :-)


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