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Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. Amber’s dream is to be level 10 or above, her nightmare is to be a level 99 Sewage Technician. When Lottery discovers AmbeAmber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. Amber’s dream is to be level 10 or above, her nightmare is to be a level 99 Sewage Technician. When Lottery discovers Amber is a rare and precious telepath, she must adapt to a new life protecting the people of the crowded hive city. Her job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but she doesn’t know she’s being hunted herself....

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  • Dylan Tomorrow
    2019-01-04 16:08

    I am biased. I love the Earth Girl 'verse maybe more than any other book series I know. So take this with a grain of salt.I absolutely loved reading this and hate that it's over now. For more info on the world and setup, read below. First, I gush :D.I read this in less than 24 hours. Most of it was so tense and/or fascinating and/or moving, that I had to force myself to take breaks or sleep.Amber is weirdly relatable, even though we readers don't share her powers, she still struggles with and succeeds in all the humany-womany issues a twnty-something deals with. (Only she has a better support network than most, but that's because she has to deal with everyone's emotions on top of her own, too.)The other characters are brought to life wonderfully. Edwards uses Amber's telepathy beautifully here to help us connect to all different kinds of people via their hearts and minds.The world-building is utterly fascinating and I am still wondering about so many things, foremost why the hives are underground. Was there a global catastrophe? Is it to let nature, biotypes, habitats, soils, forests, oceans recover from human misuse?The blurb reads like a cliche-storm and the cover even more so, but the book itself ends up playing with those tropes and discarding them quickly, them turning out to have just been a lure to attract your typical YA/NA reader into something more much unique.This is smart, emotional, character-driven utopian science fiction. Read it!Info on world and setup: Amber is a Telepath. Not your shitty angsty gal who can read a mind or two, but more like someone surfing through the web of minds, able to spot people before they commit a crime from their thoughts and emotions.In the future, people live in underground self-contained megacities called hives. Everyone gets assigned their job, their education instantly downloaded into their minds (called imprinting), but it's done so that they actually end up doing something they love by testing their strengths very thoroughly (called lottery). There are 100 levels to Amber's hive. Level 1 are the most important people to the survival of the hive, level 99 the ones with the looked down upon manufacturing, maintenance and cleaning jobs. It's like a super complex caste system that's actually very fair and beneficial compared to RL.Amber though, lives above all that. It turns out telepaths are painfully rare. They are absolutely needed in emergencies like kidnappings or people running amok and even more vital are their sweeps where they find people before they commit those crimes, when they are easier to therapise.Her hive has ten million people. They have six telepaths. She is the sevenths, and badly needed. The other telepaths were unable to keep up with sweeps, so that emergences have risen. Now that Amber is there, things are looking up.But Amber and almost everyone in her new telepath unit are greenhorns and thrown into the cold water many times. Because she is so urgently needed, training has to be accelerated and everone has to learn things while doing them for the first time.Also, there is a certain park around which strange events have been happening with unnerving regularity. The other telepaths have given up on solving that case, now it's on Amber and her whole team to unravel this mystery.For spoiler-filled reactions, read my updates below :).

  • Glory
    2019-01-14 10:10

    Новая серия от Эдвардс. Другое будущее Земли. И еще одна очень особенная девушка. Что сказать... прочла запоем. Вообще с чтением у меня сейчас сложно, несколько очень даже хороших книг так и лежат начатые и не осиленные, и только Эдвардс сумела затянуть меня в свой мир и не отпускала до последней строчки. Гигантские подземные города-ульи, каждый со своим укладом и ритмом. Жительнице одного из них, Эмбер, исполняется 18, и теперь она вместе с остальными 18-летними должна покинуть подростковый уровень и пройти лотерею, которая определит ее судьбу. Эмбер боится попасть на нижние уровни, но даже мечтать не смеет о верхних. Куда ей, самой среднестатистической и не блещущей особыми талантами. Вот только она даже не подозревает о своем даре телепата. Таких, как Эмбер, всего пятеро на сто миллионов. И именно от них зависит благополучие и безопасность улья. Телепатов оберегают и всячески балуют. Даже подбирают в охранники людей с определенной, приятной телепату внешностью - как потенциальных партнеров. Телепаты должны быть счастливы и довольны, ведь погружаясь в мысли и чувства даже нормального человека, легко сломаться, что уж говорить о подсознании преступников, на которых Эмбер теперь предстоит охотиться. В общем, райская жизнь с большой вероятностью сойти с ума. А тут еще и в одной зоне начинают происходить всякие странности, и какой-то псих затевает с Эмбер и ее командой дикую игру... Вот люблю я авторский стиль. Эдвардс пишет так легко, с изрядной долей... ммм... наивности, что ли. Но очень приятной, в духе старой-доброй фантастики. И как всегда все логично, продумано до мелочей, самобытно и местами смешно до слез. На сей раз главный весельчак в итории - вторая половинка героини. Лукас вообще крайне необычный персонаж)) Суперлогик, гений, тактик, с проблемами с общением, что не мешает ему играть роль клоуна. Он не любит тратить время на лишние слова, потому порой произносит всего одно ключевое и свято верит, что его все должны понять. Хорошо, что ему встретилась Эмбер, только она со своими телепатическими способностями и понимает))) Сама героиня тоже интересна. Для нее способности стали шоком, новая жизнь кажется непривычной и странной, но несмотря на некоторые ошибки и слабости, Эмбер отлично справляется со всем, что на нее свалилось. Добрая и мягкая девочка, до пробивной Джарры ей далеко, но постепенно она наберется уверенности в своих силах и сумеет удивить. Понравилось, что она, даже зная потайные желания всех близких людей, все же не спешила их осуществлять, прекрасно понимая, что не всегда наши мечты нам на пользу. И в личную жизнь особо не лезла, позволяя всем самим решать свои проблемы. Ну, разве что иногда, когда действительно могла помочь)) Второстепенные персонажи тоже хороши, каждый с ярким характером. В какой-то момент я испугалась любовного треугольника, но Эдвардс и тут себе не изменила, ловко его избежав))) А еще безумно радует отсутствие клиффхенгеров - роман вполне можно читать как самостоятельное произведение. В целом - до размаха "Девушки с Земли" история не дотягивает, но она хороша совершенно другим образом. Да и серия только начата)

  • Larisa
    2019-01-07 09:05

    Отличная книга, которая, в принципе, вполне самодостаточна (интересно, серию начнут развивать в сторону продолжения борьбы с тем другим ульем или вообще пойдет совершенно другая история?)Загадка таинственных сновидений Эмбер и ее увлеченности Форжем зацепила с самого начала. Потом события в жизни Эмбер понеслись с гигантской скоростью, все изменилось, и то, во что вылилось эта увлеченность, заставило поначалу захихикать, а потом все как-то подзабылось, потому что начались суровые трудовые будни, да и Лукас (прелесть моя) нарисовался. Очень долго пришлось ждать, пока состоится-таки "First kiss moment". И опять же эта формулировка все время вызывала улыбку. Они такие милые. ))) По основному сюжету, чтобы не спойлерить, могу только сказать: хорошо, что все хорошо закончилось (это ведь не спойлер??)))

  • Beth
    2019-01-15 14:55

    Not too shabby 😊Interesting take on where our future may go. The steps taken to modify the actions of the mob could lead to fun ethical discussions.The lead is the typical YA heroine but not too Mary Sue. Would be interested in a sequel or something based in the same world.

  • quesalganlosdragones
    2019-01-19 08:10

    so, don't take note of that cover. Just ignore it. I was very happily surprised to see a new Janet Edwards book pop up in my feed. Her Earth Star trilogy is a firm favourite of mine (albeit with some reservations) and this follow up series doesn't look like it will disappoint. Like the earth girl series, we have a future earth which isn't completely dystopian but is far from perfect. The world building is great, as I've come to expect and the progression of the romantic story line is interesting but understated in a way that is unusual for many YA books (view spoiler)[ there isn't actually a love triangle, the two boys on the cover are more of a red herring(hide spoiler)]. I can see why this one is an indie publication rather than with a publishing house, this is a definite compliment in this case, some of my favourite spec-fic writers these days are self-pub (Andrea K. Höst who I will rec the heck out of until the end of time, go read the touchstone trilogy now and you can thank me later) and it really shows insofar as they don't include obligatory pacing or tropes of the genre (no unnecessary romantic miscommunication at the 3/4 mark among other things).

  • Rezeda
    2019-01-10 14:57

    Another amazing book from Janet Edwards.I liked Jarra so much, so was very wary starting this one, ready to be disappointed because of my high expectations.I am glad to report that it turned out to be even better than I expected!I absolutely adore author's sense of humour (calling that thing "Lottery" is just brilliant, imho).It's completely different world, with different technologies, prejudices, drawbacks, etc. - but it's as impeccably logical, as the portal future of "Earth Girl".

  • ~Laurin The Brave ~
    2018-12-25 07:57

    I was reluctant to start this book after reading and re-reading Earth Girl series. Loved Earth Girl and was really surprised that not many people know about how great this author is. I was sad and disappointed to say goodbye to it(still hoping for a short story, novella to see what happened next on Fortuna…Insanely hoping for another book.).I pushed the book on the side and leave it for later. Much, much later.I enjoyed this book so much that I stayed up till 4a.m. not willing to part with it. Loved the characters and how they are slowly developing: Amber's strength and sensitiveness,Lucas' lots of layers of awesomeness, the strike team etc. I was so intrigued with the idea of Hive, so well constructed, good bees and wild bees and Imprinting. The plot is engaging and it will keep you reading; the romance is not the main thing here and is very slow building, but it's still adding to the story. Janet Edwards become an author to look forward to read. I can’t wait for the rest of the series to come up. Amazing read. 5 shiny stars.

  • Dichotomy Girl
    2019-01-15 09:47

    Original Review:I don't know why I waited so long to read this book. I think I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the Earth Girl Series. But I was wrong. I breezed through this is one evening. (And find myself really wishing that book #2 was already published!)I found the world of this book really interesting, and I liked how it had vague dystopian tones to me, but in reality was just a world that like any had it strengths and weaknesses.Definitely look forward to the next book in this series.

  • Aura
    2019-01-08 08:59

    Very good, full of details of the society and the Hive. The characters are not too Mary Sue and by the time the book was at the end, I was greedily checking whether book two was available. Alas, looks like I have to wait so I am reading the book again which is something I very rarely do. It is not an absolute masterpiece as I would have to digest those before reading them again but it was very good indeed.

  • Mindi Briar
    2019-01-14 13:59

    I am a HUGE fan of Janet Edwards' worldbuilding in Earth Girl, but I was afraid going into a new series and world that I would not like it as much. I needn't have worried! I intended to casually read this ebook on my phone on my breaks at work, but ended up staying up til 2 am glued to my phone screen dying to know what happens next. And now I have a ferocious need for the second book. A well-earned five stars.

  • Jason
    2018-12-29 14:06

    Girl is at the top of the hive-very interesting This is a very interesting story in which people live in hives and a very technological advanced society.Each hive is its own world...each person is assigned to a job that benefits the hive but also benefits themselves.The society is divided into a level class system, but allows some individuality.Overall a very interesting story and I look forward to the sequel.

  • Charles J Radgowski
    2019-01-19 08:09

    Fascinating predictions of a future world solid architecture and few contradictions. Decent character development. I thought the end was out of character for the main character - can’t really discuss it with out revealing to much. I would read a sequel.

  • Sìleas
    2019-01-08 11:08

    I've now really enjoyed both of Edwards' futuristic Earth scenarios (Telepath and Earth Girl). Her heroines are very competent (too much so sometimes) but they do make mistakes and learn. I particularly like the fact that Edwards didn't do the love triangle thing, where the woman thinks she's ugly but all the men think she's amazing and she can't decide who to pick. That's a YA trope that I really, really hate. I have no patience with endless vacillations and 'woe is me for being so irresistable and causing pain to my men'. The lack of nuclear war surprised me given that they all live in underground hives. Good set up for how the Ramblers Club is considered subversive. :)

  • David Wooddell
    2019-01-04 14:00

    inventive and originalI found the story line to be inventive and original, with themes reminiscent of Divergent, Hunger Games and Maze Runner.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-06 09:48

    Don't mind me - I'm just sitting here and staring in awe out of the window...That was so freaking good!!No Earth Girl for me, tho, but still really awesome. I bet if I've read this before Earth Girl I would have liked it better. How can Janet Edwards komm off with such amazing storylines?So my thoughts in detailThe characters:- Amber: the protagonist. She is a young woman(18), we meet her worrying about her future - on which she has little to no infuence. And we follow her story towho she became at the end of the story.- Forge: Ambers childhood friend, and first crush (view spoiler)[ but not really... come on, everyone can tell that dream was weird as fuck!(hide spoiler)]-Lucas: Ambers colleague, her socially awkward friend, the super smart clown... call him whatever you want - I just call him awesome!- Adika: The poor soul who's only concern is to keep Amber save - and have a crush on Megan^^- Megan: Ambers second mom^^- and many many more...No love triangle tho... I repeat: NO LOVE TRIANGLE!! Even though I thought there was going to be one right at the beginning. But good save Janet Edwards, good save!^^The story:This story plays in a distant future, where the human population lives in Hives aka giant ass underground bunkers. In this future everyone is assigned a profession when they turn 18, this process is called "Lottery". As soon as you are chosen for a certain job, you get imprinted with certain memories for said profession.This story starts with Amber saying goodbye to her life so far in the night before the Lottery. We get to know what her fears are and what not. But as the day or better days of Lottery come - her result is way different than she thought! She is something rare, she is a telepath.The story follwos Amber through her - I think - frist year of being a telepath. Of her coping with the responsibility as a telepath and her struggles in life. But soon some unexpected things start to happen - and she has to fear not only about her life but also about the lifes of everyone she cares for.my final opinion:It was so different than I expected. To be honest - I have NO idea what I was expecting as I initially went into this. I only knew it was by Janet Edwards - so it must be good (I know, that is a little bit biased, but I don't care!^^). What I got in the end was so much more than I thought I would get. I literally couldn't put down this book - I was clued to it. Sadly there is such an inconvenience called life so I couldn't just drop everything and just read...But I can picture myself rereading this book in the future - not as often as Earth Girl, but still^^In my final and totally not biased opinion I give this book 5 out of 5 stars... because why not^^

  • Timothy Sawe
    2019-01-19 14:12

    I'm just on page 6 but I can already see what great a book this one is turning out to be

  • William
    2019-01-03 15:55

    Short version - if you want a fun adventure, an interesting setting and food for thought: This is a good book. Long Version - Ignore the awful, misleading cover, this is not a cheesy "Dystopian Love Triangle". This is a solid SF adventure story in the grand tradition of making you think while telling a fun adventure with likable characters. This book is written to be approachable for Young Adults, without assuming that such readers are dumb. This author is a good writer.There is no cliché love triangle, though there is a great, well-told romance running through the story.Set in the future, urbanisation has reached it's logical conclusion and humanity now dwells in vast buildings that are largely self-sufficient and mostly underground, the are called “Hives” and essentially function as city-states. This high density living is enabled by a government of Systems – rather than a parliament or dictator, they just have procedures are in place for every eventuality and computers monitor and oversee the implementation of these Systems. Everyone is analysed through adolescence and finally given extensive psychological testing at maturity, this allows everyone to be given a job which they actually enjoy, while being useful to the Hive.This is all pretty good, everyone is happy... more or less.The problem comes with the wild card unpredictable factor or "Wild Bee". With everyone living in close proximity and relying on the smooth running of Systems, the potential for collapse is catastrophic. One individual going postal could bring about mass rioting which could lead to deadly infrastructure damage and knock on effects, potentially destroying the Hive. "Wild Bees" need to be stopped before they can cause damage.Fortunately it has been discovered that telepathy is possible. Telepaths are vanishingly rare, but in a vast population such as a Hive it is possible to detect such rare individuals. Telepaths are recruited to lead special strike teams to detect “Wild Bees” as the Hive's first and only defense against collapse.This book has is all - Characters you care for, a multi layered mystery to solve, some tough questions about society to ponder, some edge of the seat action and a nice seasoning of just enough well written romance to bring a nice glow to the book. This is book 1 and it is clearly building up for a much bigger story. I've read her "Earth Girl" books which were very different but equally good. I seriously look forward to more from this excellent author. My only advice for her is - less cheesy covers and book titles. Everything inside her books are top quality.

  • Lea
    2019-01-05 09:48

    Тут все как я люблю: вроде и есть о чем задуматься, и экшн есть, и чувства..но при этом все это без драмы-драмы и жутких надрывов. Очень подкупающе.Книга читалась очень легко, там все доступно и понятно, очень приятный и легкий язык у автора. Сам же сюжет крутится вокруг мира будущего. Люди живут в таких огромных городах-государствах под землей и вся жизнь их действительно подобна эдакому улею, а они сами пчелам. У них у всех есть четкий регламент жития-бытия, то кем они пойдут работать и кем станут предопределяет своеобразная Лоттерея (такой вот день/дни выбора, когда смотрят по способности и дают по потребности), в этих городах нет политических скандалов, баталий да и преступности как таковой (Но, как говорится, есть нюанс...). Такое вот а ля утопическое общество. И это общество жестко структурировано и регламентировано. Когда, например родители и дети оказываются на разных уровнях. + - 2 уровня еще являются социально приемлемыми, но больший разрыв, это уже..разрыв. Так же и рушатся подростковые привязанности, когда твои подружки или молодой человек определены Лотереей на другие уровни... Да и с преступностью не все настолько сказочно. Но автор не зацикливается на этом, показывая все это постепенно и ненавязчиво, все-таки смысл не столько в антиутопии, сколько несколько в ином. И весь сюжет крутится в основном вокруг 18-ти летней девушки Эмбер, которая сразу после этой самой Лотереи начинает познавать мир и узнает ОЧЕНЬ много нового о себе и устройстве своего Улея. Учится принимать ответственные решения, строить отношения, не говоря уже о том что главная для новость для нее и всеобщая важность для Улея - она телепат. Один из тех нюансов, который борется с преступностью и помогает в чрезвычайных ситуациях.

  • Mary B. Grove
    2019-01-21 07:46

    far better than mostSo many books now blend into all the other books they resemble too closely. This one stands out because it's not just different, it's really good, too. Edwards walks a nice balance between character and plot, has excellent world-building, real people-characters and she's come up with an unusual situation to engage the reader's attention and emotions. The main character, Amber, is sympathetic without being anything like perfect, and over the course of the story, she grows a great deal, until she's learned both to make vital decisions for herself and others and to handle the consequences. Terrific story, very well-written, looking forward to the next one!For parents: No sex, just kissing, (an adult reading between the lines will know two of the characters are sleeping together, but an inexperienced teen easily could read right past it), some violence but not explicit at all, adult level choice-making and emotional quandaries.

  • Books In Brogan
    2019-01-13 08:08

    This was definitely a five-star book by a five-star author.  Brilliant character development and a plot with a different kind of twist make this a great book for all ages.  Janet Edwards Earth Girl series is one of my all time favorites so I was hopeful I would like this one but since it is a totally new series and new world I was hesitant about reading it, because have we all loved a series but found some of the same authors book not a good.  I had nothing to fear as I read this one because it is just as amazing as the Earth Girl series now we have the wait for the next Hive Mind book.This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan