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The Dome (The Dome Trilogy, #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  19 reviews
What if you knew the exact date and time the world will end, what would you do?

Sam Tucker was faced with that dilemma when he began getting visions of the Earth's demise. Luckily for him, he was able to save his family and as many people as he could before the tragic event occurred, and he did so with the help of unknown visitors. With Earth now destroyed, Sam, his family
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Published April 28th 2011 by Nova Sparks (first published June 30th 2009)
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Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apocalypse-reads
I really could not put this book down. There’s aliens, sex, sex with aliens, murder, betrayal, a strained parent-child relationship, really everything you need and more for a sci fi thriller about the end of the world. Something I loved most about this book is that it’s told from the perspective of two characters (father and daughter, Sam and Emma) who keep secrets from each other and absolutely cannot understand each other, even though they’re so alike. Highly recommend.
Pavarti Tyler
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: scifi, multi-cultural
Recommended to Pavarti by: Nova Sparks
Shelves: scifi, fiction
I received this book as a pdf file after Nova Sparks sent out a general request for reviews.  She did not ask me specifically and I volunteered.  No promise of a positive review was made, only an honest one.

the DOME is a rare find.  I have been hunting for quality Sci-Fi for so long, it's hard to find anything that really pulls in the cultural aspect of alien races.  I don't think I've read anything where the alien culture and characters were so thoroughly thought through and described since Lil
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the genre
What would you do if you knew that the entire world as we know it is coming to an end and know exactly when it is going to happen? That is the dilemma faced by Sam Tucker when he starts getting realistically visual dreams of an apocalypse that is just around the corner.

Fearing that he is losing his mind, Sam does what he thinks is all that he can do in the short period of time available and tries to save as many people as he can without alerting them to what was going on. The only other person
(Nat) Reading Romances
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-love, sci-fi
I bet you're wondering: why am I reviewing a sci-fi title? I read about romance and I love sci-fi, I'm a big fan of Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica and other series. Nova Sparks has a very interesting approach to romance when writing sci-fi.

This book is told from the perspective of Sam and his teenager daughter Emma. Sounds weird, doesn't it? Well, it's not! They complete each other's POVs and nowhere in the book you'll get lost or feel like skipping pages. I have to tell you I read this book i
Alice Saunders
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:

I don’t normally read science fiction books as much as I watch science fiction movies but when Nova Sparks sent me a request to read and review her book, The Dome, I was definitely intrigued by the synopsis.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but The Dome is an amazing story that is very well written. Although there are some places where editing is needed, it doesn’t take away from the elements of the story that make this such a great read. From the beginning to the end, the chara
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
At first, I was a little weary, I got over my sci-fi phase a few years ago, and haven't read much of it since. But, since the official title for this one is sci-fi urban romance, I thought I'd give it a try. And I was really happy I did! (: The DOME was a gread read, and I can't wait for the second one!

I think what really made the novel for me (besides the characters, which I'll talk more about later) was just the whole world-is-ending-and-we're-going-to-another-planet-and-living-with-aliens asp
Chris Pavadore
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
The Dome is a decent, very quick read if you are into Sci-Fi apocalypse novels. The book is a better concept than it is a story, however. Although parts are entertaining, it lacked basic necessities to push it to the next level. Sam, the father of the family, and Emma, his daughter go back and forth throughout the novel describing all that is happening in the world.

The book begins with a dream about an apocalyptic event that leads Sam to take his family and whoever else he can round up to a spec
Nancy Silk
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
"An Awesome Science Fiction Story"

This is the first story of The Dome Trilogy written by female author NOVA Sparks. She very creatively writes the story from alternating points of view of Sam Tucker and his 17 year old daughter, Emma. Emma is self driven to experience her life her way, not with approval of her parents. She finds life in her small town boring, is frequently late for school, but she's found a way to make money to market her self-concocted drugs to sell to other kids with the help
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Natasha Larry
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is was a surprising read for me. For one, I wasn't expecting a science/fiction type genre bender from this author.

But I digress. Stunning debut that began with a crazy dazzling prologue. The only thing this author needs to work on in terms of style is she can go a little choppy. Hence, the loss of one star.

Despite that, I'd like to post the first few lines of her prologue to demonstrate her elegance and admirable attention to word crafting.

The sound of heavy rain pouring is making rhythmic
A Book Vacation
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sparks has created wonderful characters and situations in her debut novel, the Dome, and I found myself unable to put the book down until its completion. Told from two different viewpoints, the reader follows both Sam and Emma as they journey across the galaxy as the earth is destroyed.

Having both Sam’s and Emma’s perspectives of the situations surrounding them was refreshing—I really enjoy having multiple narrators within a story. I also enjoyed that Sam and Emma didn’t rehash the same experie
Judith-Victoria Douglas
I wasn't sure I would get hooked in the beginning, but the separate chapters of Sam's pov and Emma's pov did it for me. I liked the father/daughter interaction, though it sometime felt like it dragged a bit. It was a little corny in places, and needs some polish, but the story is compelling and enjoyable. There is an excellent blending of alien-human interaction, on their planet for a change, in this Sci-fi. The slow revelation of circumstances will keep you turning pages as it did me, wanting t ...more
Erin Danzer
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great take on the alien abduction idea! Nova Sparks gave it a fresh voice, a fresh idea in THE DOME. I loved the two point-of-views in Sam and his teenaged daughter, Emma. Each chapter was wrought with enough action and mystery to keep me turning the page. And when I reached the end, all I could think was "Now I need the next one to see what happened next." A wonderful debut novel! A great read for sci-fi fans (and even those who aren't that crazy about sci-fi). I can't wait to see what h ...more
Zev Steinhardt
Feb 17, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read some of the reviews here and on Amazon for Dome and, on the basis of the positive reviews, I picked it up. I've got to wonder if they were reading the same book that I read.

I've had plenty of books that simply did not engage me and I put them down -- but I can't remember any case where I actually, actively disliked a book -- until now.

I find it hard to find anything positive about this book. The plot is simply silly and the characters are just neither believable nor sympathetic. In ad
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is written by a little known author who is self publishing, but I enjoyed her writing very much. It is a science fiction with some mystery entwined in it. There is suppose to be a sequel to this book, but is is late in being released. I have written Ms. Sparks and she assures me that the book will be available in March?
Pam Wright
Oct 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
Really, really, really bad. Basically Twilight with an alien instead of a vampire. Tons of spelling and grammatical errors too (incessant use of "passed" instead of "past" for example). I read this because of the 4 star Amazon average review and very much regret it. ...more
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! At first i thought it was kind of weird but then it got really exiting and it was that way until the very end, cant wait to read the second book.
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NOVA sparks is an author hailing from the Bronx of NYC. She loves writing science fiction, fantasy, and romance. She hopes to have her stories adapted into feature length films.

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