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Dead and Buryd

(Out of Orbit #1)

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“You are an inmate, not a medic. You should get used to that.”

On the planet Os-Veruh, the native Veniche have endured a decade under the oppressive rule of a race of invaders, the Adveni.

When Georgianna Lennox, a Veniche medic, discovers her childhood friend has been sold into slavery, she seeks help from a revolutionary outlaw group.

As Georgianna’s struggle to save one li
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Paperback, 410 pages
Published April 10th 2014 by Chele Cooke (first published October 5th 2013)
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Midu Hadi
Dec 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of cruel governments
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Debbie Young
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read fantasy, and most of the sci-fi I have read is the classic kind (Jules Verne, H G Wells, Ray Bradbury), but when I was offered a free copy in return for an honest review, the title intrigued me - why the strange spelling of the Buryd? - especially when it would make the book title harder to search for online!

The bleakly haunting cover is a good indication of the nature of this story, set on a blighted, post-apocalyptic planet. A natural disaster affecting the planet's orbit
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Kim
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this debut science fiction novel by Chele Cooke. Dead and Buryd is set on an alien world where harsh hot summers follow freezing winters. Conflict between technically advanced invaders and the planet savvy locals is quickly sketched in the first chapter and then developed strategically throughout the story. Initially I struggled to work out who everyone was and where they fit in the story, but it did become clear the more I read, and I found myself immersed in an interestingly e ...more
Louise
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm devastated that I've finished this book, and all I can do is beg Chele Cooke to hurry up and publish the next one!!!

I'm not going to use this review to tell you about the story line - you need to read it yourself for that but.......

I feel like Georgianna is a friend, I have got to know her so well. Chele Cooke has taken me on a journey, getting to know George, her family, her friends and others who I quite frankly would avoid at all costs. I was on the edge of my seat in places with my hear
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Jude
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first two chapters of the book form a sort of prologue to the story, setting the scene and introducing us to characters that come into play later on in the novel. This introduction to the novel works really well, serving to spark questions in the reader’s mind and piquing their curiosity. The history of the planet and the natives is quickly skimmed over in these opening chapters, and is elaborated upon at points throughout the novel. Through this gradual method of unravelling, Cooke lets the ...more
Sue Wallace
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dead and buryd by Chele Cooke.
You are an inmate, not a medic. You should get used to that.”

On the planet Os-Veruh, the native Veniche have endured a decade under the oppressive rule of a race of invaders, the Adveni.

When Georgianna Lennox, a Veniche medic, discovers her childhood friend has been sold into slavery, she seeks help from a revolutionary outlaw group.

As Georgianna’s struggle to save one life ignites a battle to liberate her homeworld, is she about to discover that it is better to be
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Jade King
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
would love to read this
Mỹ Khương
Very interesting sypnosis! Hope I can win this and have a chance to read through the author's work. Way to go Chele Cooke :)
Katrina
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story so much I immediately went to Amazon and bought the other 2 books in the series to continue the enjoyment. Ms. Cooke has certainly made an alien invasion of a futuristic terra-formed planet so believable that I not only enjoyed reading it, I felt I was watching a series of movies, or a television show. Without being over-descriptive, she fully developed her characters, as well as the world and conditions they lived in. I can't WAIT to see what else she comes up with!

I received
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Sandy
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great set up.
I pick this book up because of the cover it has that steampunk sci-fi look to it what I found were the other books in the series also had these complying covers too great job on picking the covers. Now as I was reading I found the story thought-provoking and really interesting. Georgianna is one awesome heroine and I am looking forward to the other books in the series. This one is a great set up for the other books. It is a well-written look at a world you only want in your dreams
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Philleys Peters
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly, I quite enjoyed this gritty new sci-fi drama. Georgianna is intriguing and the dystopian world she lives in is fraught with an unstable climate resulting in major catastrophic changes. The country is war torn and fighting alien invasion and slavery among other things. As a much needed medic, Georgianna is able to go where many will not or can not. A dramatic storyline that is just the beginning of this new series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily le
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Barbara
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"And like all living things, you can't tell them what they should be. You can only help them find what suits them best." Ch 7
This is one of those very few times when I urge everyone to read the book. Allow a very full day or set aside a week of evenings to allow for discussion and read in a group. PG13 as there is adult content.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sharon
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author to me, and I’m thrilled that I got to read this story, I’ll be looking out for more from her in the future. I loved this story, didn’t like the cliffhanger at the end though, I thought the author did a wonderful job with world building. The main female character is Georgianne and she is one tough cookie! It’s an exciting read and one that grabbed me from the very start of the book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Pat Eroh
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this story incredibly original and thought-provoking. Georgianna is an incredible protagonist and the author kept the story moving quite well. I was snagged early in the story and compelled to read on to find out what was happening! Highly recommend this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lieke
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very richly built world, and a very mean cliffhanger ending (because now I need to get the next book and find out what happens!). George was a great protagonist to hang out with, and unique in many ways in book-world. I'd certainly recommend it to fans of sci-fi/character-driven/fantasy books.
BarbaraH
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Different kind of story for me, a lot takes place in the tunnels where people live and hide from a evil group that took over the land. There is a lot of turmoil going on and a Surprise endin. Good read!
Nadi Shahid
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
(8/10)

This book was great!
I've said this in a previous blogpost before, but I'll say it again: I love stories with these political games and wars, because I feel like the best and exciting stories come from it.
And this book was really one of those great stories. The characters, the plot mainly and the world itself were amazing and so fun to get into.

I want to start with the world itself, because I found it genuinely a very original and fascinating world indeed. Because of the way the world is b
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Online Eccentric Librarian
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, arc, sci-fi

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Dead and Buryd is an imaginative YA sci fi with interesting characters and deep world building. The plot moves smoothly and there is plenty of action and mystery to keep readers intriguing. But a far too obvious "Mary Sue" type of heroine (all the men fall in love with her and her actions never have mortal consequences when they should) does let the story down and reveal the book's indie roots. That said, I did immedi
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Lizzie
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm just going to post my thoughts briefly here. Click here to read my full review.

Well, basically, I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it more than I initially thought I was going to, as to start off I had a few problems with the presentation and pacing, as well as the style of the writing, which isn't always to my personal taste. However, I stuck with the book and I'm glad that I did. I really wanted to read it, too, after meeting Cooke, so it was so awesome that I ended up enjoying this.

This boo
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Bit'N Book Tours
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chele Cooke’s Dead and Buryd opens with a young boy being told a bedtime story, immediately giving the reader a basic knowledge of the world in which the book is set, without a tedious and drawn-out explanation.

The world is Os-Veruh, it’s people: the Veniche. Ten years prior to the events in Dead and Buryd, the race known as the Adveni returned to reclaim the planet they left many years before - and when I say ‘reclaim’, I mean conquer and enslave - ruling through a combination of fear and super
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Hellvis
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chele Cooke’s Dead and Buryd opens with a young boy being told a bedtime story, immediately giving the reader a basic knowledge of the world in which the book is set, without a tedious and drawn-out explanation.

The world is Os-Veruh, it’s people: the Veniche. Ten years prior to the events in Dead and Buryd, the race known as the Adveni returned to reclaim the planet they left many years before - and when I say ‘reclaim’, I mean conquer and enslave - ruling through a combination of fear and super
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Hope
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First Impression: The cover reminds me of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series – namely The Gunslinger. An interesting premise, and decent reviews – let’s find out.

Characters: Georgianna Lennox, a Veniche medic, works with the invading Adveni forces in order to bring healing to the masses imprisoned in Lyndbury Prison. When any infraction can land any race inside the compound, regardless of intent, Georgianna sees her service as ho
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Dianne
There is just this side of me that loves the dark side of fantasy reading and Chele Cooke’s Dead and Buryd had me from page one! A dystopian world is ruled by the conquerors who are brutally harsh, cold and vicious in their punishments for any transgressions, real or contrived. Those under the alien regime struggle to stay under the radar, but one woman has the courage to visit the prison to care for the inmates. Georgianna has seen her share of horrors, traveling from her home through undergrou ...more
Tony Parsons
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Braedon (grandson) wanted Grandda Lyle Lennox (carver, carpenter, Beck’s BMF) to tell him a story about the ships for the up-teenth time.
The Veniche PPL lived on Os-Veruh (planet).
The sky watcher was watching to see if the meteor would hit the planet or sail on past it.
Adveni PPL would take over the planet.

Adveni punished the Veniche & would put them in the Lyndbury compound (Mykahnol).
Georgianna Lennox (26, Lyle’s daughter, Medic’s Way) to take care of the sick.
Edtroka (guard) made sure everyt
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Deborah
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was a bit confusing to start with, the first two chapters ('Days that's Came Before' and 'The Quarter Run') are actually prologue's - something I didn't realize. Anyway I enjoyed the way in which the history of the world was told through a bed-time story it helps the reader to understand better the kind of world that the characters were living in, it also introduced us to characters which we will meet again later in the book.

I liked this idea of Lyndbury it's a realistic idea 'just sh
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Lenny
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book by Goodreads giveaways and I’m happy I did. Chele Cooke did a pretty good job writing this. I had never read a science-fiction book like it, but I haven’t read a lot of them. I liked the plot, the world-building.

The cover of the book is nice, not revealing too much, but meaningful nonetheless.
The characters are really well developed. I really feel like I know Georgianna, and even though I don’t agree with her sometimes, I understand her decisions.
Maybe the history could have b
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Kitty Maschan
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Dead and Buryd is the first book of the Out of Orbit Series. The story is set on the planet Os-Veruth where, centuries ago, a comet was predicted to possibly destroy all life. Groups of people took air ships to look for other livable planets. One such group was the Adveni, who have recently returned to Os-Veruth to reclaim the planet from the Veniche, those who were left behind when the air ships fled. Being stronger and more technologically advanced, the Adveni have no trouble ruling over the V ...more
Naleen
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, 2013
I won a free copy of this through the Goodreads giveaways.
This book starts off really well. The characters are fairly developed and the world is built for the reader in a very easy to imagine way. I got pulled in almost immediately and really enjoyed the first hundred pages or so.
The plot slows down quite a bit in the middle and I think some of the characters started to become cliches. Georgianna, in particular, has no true character flaws. Her biggest problem is that she is afraid of commitment
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Eliza Green
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a well-written, interesting story and I was eager to find out what happened at the end. The pace picks up when the story finally gets moving but it didn’t for quite some time to the point where I questioned what the story actually was. There was a strong emphasis on backstory and exposition for the first 15% of the book, which I feel could put some readers off. At the beginning, I found it tough to work out who everyone was and to ke
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Mandy Walkden-Brown
A very pleasant surprise.
I usually try to avoid dystopian stories as they're often overly dark, dim and oppressive. This one is not. It has a lightness to it that makes it a very easy read. A rather unique circumstance for the oppressors of this planet which was indeed an imaginative twist.

There are some interesting characters, a good level of suspense and a pleasant story unfolded throughout the pages. I'm hoping that in the remainder of the series, the main character, the medic, young Georgi
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My novel length fictions are Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but I also have a collection of short stories of multiple genres available for free via my website CheleCooke.com

As a reader, I'm rather eclectic. The Harry Potter series was a big influence in my desire to become a writer, and I regularly stay up all night reading books I love.
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