All eighteen year-old Varik Teitur wants to do is party on SnowAngel Island with his friend Audun and flirt with college girls ... Instead, he inherits a vast sea farm, following the death of his father, a marine biologist. Five weeks later, ZWC member Marisa Baron breaks into the farm’s secret seed vault and a fellow activist poisons the farm ... Varik is forced to journey to the Hotzone in search of Fireseed, a plant his father supposedly developed with magical hybridization properties.
Today is launch day for Catherine Stine's Fireseed One, a YA science fiction thriller set in a post apocalyptic future. Not only has the United States become an uninhabitable wasteland, but the once far Canadian north is now lush and fertile, along with pet dolphins that sport prosthetic fins. And danger, when Varik's vault is raided by a mysterious (and feisty) redhead.
It was an interesting read. The first-person present-tense narrative was a little off putting at first, but the world building and the relationship between Varik and Marsia kept me reading to the end. Fireseed is full of character and loaded with inventive ideas.
Here's some cool Fireseed links to check out!
Amazon - Goodreads - Facebook - Website
The launch party is happening here, with giveaways and other awesomeness. Check it out before you head out!
I'm David, and can I have a pet dolphin, too?