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Astray

(Gated #2)

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Lyla is caught between two worlds. The isolated Community that she grew up in and the outside world that she’s navigating for the very first time. The outsiders call the Community a cult, but Pioneer miraculously survived a shooting that should have killed him. Are the faithful members right to stay true to his message? Is this just a test of faith? One thing is for sure: ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Katherine
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"How very hard I've tried my best to give you a good life. But in spite of all my trying, a handful of people with their lies have made our lives impossible.- Jim Jones"

Setting:Culver City; 2014

Coverly Love?:Yes! There's something so haunting and eerie about it.

Plot:Lyla Hamilton has escaped Pioneer and the Community, but that doesn't mean she's free from them. She and her former friends Brian, Heather, Julie and William have been separated from their families and thrown back into regular soc
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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While Gated dealt with the daily life of the Community and the cult leader Pioneer, Astray explores the prejudice of outsiders as the cult is free from their habitat. Lyla and her community friends go to school, their family members appear in public and are raving mad as they chant and kneel and beg, and watching it all happen was like an impending train wreck.

The scary thing about Astray, while it was apparent that the Comm
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Nj Sun
Hat mir gut gefallen, war zum Ende hin auch nochmal super spannend!
☣Lynn☣
What a shitty sequel. I gave the first book four stars because it was too awesome and I expected this one to knock my socks off too. This one took forever to get into and I didn't get the creepy vibe that I loved from the first book.

Damn. Oh well. Next book!
Melissa
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
(4.5 STARS)

Awesome sequel!
Nicole
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seit der Polizeiaktion und der Verhaftung Pioneers sind wenige Wochen vergangen. Die Gemeinschaft gibt es allerdings immer noch und sie stehen immer noch hinter Pioneer und seinen Ansichten. Lyla ist nicht mehr Mitglied der Gemeinschaft und versucht ein neues Leben inmitten der Familie des Sheriffs zu beginnen. Von den ehemaligen Gemeindemitgliedern wird ihr das allerdings erschwert und sie versuchen Lyla mit allen Mitteln wieder auf ihre Seite zu ziehen …

Vom ersten Band war ich im letzten Jahr
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Cindy
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Ursprünglich erschienen auf meinem Blog Piranhapudel: https://piranhapudel.de/astray-amy-ch...

In den letzten Jahren war ich ziemlich schlecht darin Buchreihen zeitnah weiter zu lesen. Das war oft eine Mischung aus Nicht-dazu-kommen oder Noch-nicht-trennen-wollen. Manche Bücher schaffen es aber, dass ich am liebsten sofort in dieser grandios beschriebenen Atmosphäre bleiben möchte — und dann macht mir eine ewig lange Lieferzeit einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Gated von Amy Christine Parker hatte
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Evie
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Astray, the sequel to Gated, was, in many ways, even more intense and riveting than the first novel. I enjoyed Gated quite a lot, but ultimately, Astray has made an even bigger impression on me. Parts of it were creepy (even downright bone-chilling), other parts really sad and gut-wrenching, and I think it is safe to say that if you read and enjoyed Gated, you should be ordering your copy of Astray ASAP, for it is a beautifully plotted, emotionally gutting gem of a psychological thriller.

One mo
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AnnaSalvatore
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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- German review -

Nach dem tollen 1. Teil, der ganze 4,5 Feenfalter von mir bekam, wollte ich natürlich auch die Fortsetzung lesen - und war gespannt was da auf mich zukam.

Cover/Gestaltung
Einfach wieder Hammer! Sehr dem 1. Teil angeglichen, sehen toll nebeneinander im Regal aus.

MEINUNG
Oh man, was für eine Fortsetzung!
Ich kann gleich sagen, dass mir der 2. Band noch einen Tick besser gefallen hat, als der 1.

Warum?
Es wird gleich zu Anfang spannend, man muss
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Heather
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had planned to but, it was still pretty amazing. I enjoyed the fact that certain events happened, however I felt that the book was a bit of a continuation that didn't need to really even take place. I didn't like how abrupt the ending of this book went and I definitely didn't enjoy the cruel aspects that took place in this book. The book took me a lot longer than expected to read it but who cares right? I gave this book a 4 out of 5 star rating even with all ...more
Steffi
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teil 2 hat mir viel besser gefallen als Teil 1. Dies habe ich so gar nicht erwartet, da ich dachte, dass die Geschichte einfach nur neu aufgewärmt wird. Die Umsetzung ist jedoch sehr gut gelungen.

Ganz besonders gelungen habe ich die Entwicklung von Lyla empfunden. Ihre Probleme sich in der für sie neuen Welt zurecht zu finden, die Angst vor Vergangenheit und Zukunft, ihre Selbstzweifel sowie Unsicherheit fand ich sehr realistisch und glaubwürdig dargestellt.

Die Geschichte an sich war in sich sch
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Wordworld
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allgemeines:

Titel: Gated - Sie sind überall
Autor: Amy Christine Parker
Verlag: dtv (1. Mai 2015)
Genre: Thriller
ISBN-10: 3423761083
ISBN-13: 978-3423761086
ASIN: B00SMRWZJW
Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 14 - 16 Jahre
Seitenzahl: 336 Seiten
Originaltitel: Astray
Preis: 14,99€ (Kindle-Edition)
16,95€ (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Weitere Bände: Gated - Die letzten 12 Tage


Inhalt:

"Mutig zu sein, bedeutet nicht, keine Angst zu haben; es bedeutet nur, dass man in der Lage ist, trotz seiner Angst zu handeln", sagte er
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Jacqueline
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gelesen
Klappentext: (Quelle dtv Verlag)

Die Gemeinschaft von Mandrodage Meadows ist offiziell aufgelöst, die ehemaligen Mitglieder leben in Freiheit, und Pioneer, ihr brandgefährlicher Führer, wartet hinter Gittern auf seinen Prozess. Lyla glaubt, das Böse sei besiegt – doch während sie versucht, sich in Codys Familie einzuleben und einen normalen Teenageralltag zu führen, lenkt Pioneer aus dem Gefängnis heraus unbemerkt weiter die Geschicke der Gemeinschaft. Er und seine Jünger haben nur ein Ziel: Sie
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ACHTUNG ! SPOILERGEFAHR ! Da es sich hier um den zweiten Band einer Dilogie handelt, kann ich Spoiler leider nicht gänzlich ausschließen !

Nur knapp hat Lylas Schuß Pioneers Herz verfehlt. Für die Gemeinschaft von Mandrodage Meadows ist sein Überleben ein Zeichen der Brüder, an die sie noch immer glauben. Für Lyla wird es zum Spießrutenlauf. Denn obwohl Pioneer im Gefängnis auf seinen Prozess wartet, versucht er Lyla, durch das Wirken der Gemeinschaft einzuschüchtern und in die Gruppe zurückzuhol
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Aj Sterkel
Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Astray is book #2 in a series. Book #1 is called Gated. This review contains minor spoilers for Gated because I couldn’t figure out how to write the review without them.

The narrator, Lyla, has left the “Community” where she grew up and is living with her boyfriend and his family. Pioneer, the leader of the Community, is in jail, but all of the Community members except for Lyla are still loyal to him. As Lyla adjusts to life as a “regular” teen, the Community members do everything they can to bri
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Shane
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I saw that Ms. Parker was releasing a continuation to Lyla's story, I just had to read it. Gated was my first experience with such a plot about a closed off, cult-like community basically led by a lunatic, and I was very intrigued as to what would happen to the members once their lives had been interrupted and their leader taken away. I wanted to know if they would have a change of heart and come to the realization that Pioneer was only brainwashing them.

Astray gave me an eye-opening. It's
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Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten!

Half a damn star.

Why. Just why. Gated was a fantastic book, especially for someone as obsessed with cults and learning about them as me. Astray seemed like a surefire hit and a way to show readers what it’s like after a cult is discovered. made famous (see: everything members of the Manson family did while he was in prison and on trial, like shave their heads and sit outside singing), and are supposed to start rejoining society. Except it’s not that simple
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Jennifer
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would first like to say that if you enjoyed Gated or even found it a little boring then you should still at least try Astray. It gets sooo much better a lot more intense.

I really enjoyed the whole school aspect. In a way it actually made the "Meadow" kids worse because it just showed them how bad people really are. They were taken from a place where the fact that humans were horrible people was drilled into their heads on a daily basis and they were shoved into a school where the people really
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Aline
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2016-audiobook
Astray by Amy Christine Parker * 3.5 Stars* 05/05/2016

I didn’t enjoy Astray as much as Gated, but I did think it was a good sequel. I was curious to know what would happen with the people from the community and Pioneer. I was quite impressed with how much power Pioneer still held on everyone following him even from prison and I could definitely see that happening in real life. These people were under his influence for 10 years , believing every word Pioneer said, they couldn't just flip a switch
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Jiayun Chen
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was introduced to me when I was searching through goodreads, looking for the book I read over the summer. I realized that this favorite book of mine had a sequel!! While reading this book I developed multiple levels of inner feelings: Lyla's choice of staying with Cody or Will isn't as easy as it seems, this choice that she is choosing will affect the rest of her life, whether if she is going to be on the right track or staying on the wrong one. This simple decision of her affect how ...more
Take Me Away To A Great Read
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.

Astray was suspenseful with so many twists and turns! It is heart-pounding and brilliantly written! A must read!!!

This book is the sequel to Gated and takes place right where Gated left off. Lyla is still reeling from everything that has happened to her and is trying to make peace and move on. Cody and his family have tried to give Lyla a chance to heel. The sheriff is trying to protect her from all the media and all the people that may not
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☆Stephanie☆
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
So the first book, Gated, is about a girl who's a member of a cult. It was provocative and thrilling, and I rooted for Lyla throughout. It was an excellent example of what happens when you are brainwashed from birth to believe the Apocalypse is coming, and you are a member of a group that is separate from everyone else.
This conclusion, Astray, did not disappoint. I wondered, where can the author go with this? The cult leader is in jail, awaiting trial, and Lyla has escaped the Community. But the
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Kari
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've had this sequel in my TBR pile for a while. I'm sorry that it took me so long to finish out this duology because Astray was really good. I was a little concerned that I might not be able to enjoy the book because it had been too long since reading Gated. But, the author did a great job of reminding the reader what happened in Gated, so it didn't take long to reacquaint myself with everything.

I did enjoy Astray. I felt like this one was a lot creepier than the first one. Lyla is out of the c
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Christina Farley
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy freakout. This book completely outdid GATED, which I thought was amazing. There is so much about this book that I loved. Lila was a strong and independent thinker in book one but in this book, everything she believes is put to the test like never before. Pioneer and the Community were even creeper than in the first book. By the end of the book, my heart was racing as I was flipping through the pages until the very end. And what a satisfying and rich ending too. Such a fantastic read that ev ...more
Grace Todd
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
"I can be your home, If you let me." -Astray. I just Ahh this series was amazingly captivating, the pages just fly by as you get emerged into Lyla's story. Her story is beautiful to read and you can't help but feel like your in her shoes. I just ya this series was as amazing as I was told it was gonna be!
Colleen Houck
Pioneer still makes me shudder. Can hear his voice in my brain and I'm constantly screaming to the heroine to run! Loved this follow up to Gated. Didn't think there was much more story to tell but boy was I wrong. Loved it!
Jamie Ayres
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books of 2015 so far! A lot more creepy than I expected after the first book, Gated. I was like, AMY CHRISTINE PARKER, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?!?! I couldn't sleep after reading it. But I also couldn't put it down. A. Must. Read.
Seeing Double in Neverland
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
Astray was everything I wanted it to be! It had so many psychological twists and turns.

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Debbie Narh
Dec 29, 2013 marked it as might-read-this
I really do hope this one is creepy and chilling because Gated was everything but.
Mel
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mfa
There are some wonderful moments in this sequel to 'Gated', and I think Parker has done well to show some of the disorientation and susceptibility of someone who is integrating into a world that they have never known before.

This is still very much a cult novel, rather than a recovering from a cult novel which I found disappointing. I understand that a character study of Lyla's recovery would have pushed outside of the YA thriller genre that both novels fall into, but it's left me wanting to fol
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