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True Calling (True Calling #1)
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.
But that’s not Ariana’s only concern. Thanks to the govern ...more
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Great question! The nostalgia elixir was administered to all new residents of Novo upon arrival on the planet (the Vita chip was implanted at…moreHi Lola,
Great question! The nostalgia elixir was administered to all new residents of Novo upon arrival on the planet (the Vita chip was implanted at the same time). It's sole purpose was to remove memories of those left behind on Earth, to help make the transition from Earth to Novo easier. As described in the book, 'Every unique elixir contained identifiers and transmitters that wiped programmed memories..'
It didn't erase all memories of Earth, just memories of those individuals who weren't selected to move to the new world.
Let's say for example, that when Ariana lived on Earth she went to the movies with 4 friends. Only 2 of those friends subsequently moved to Novo. Ariana will still remember the trip to the movies, but in her memory she went with 2 friends, not 4.
The new government want Novo residents to remember Earth, as it's an inherent part of being 'human'. Also, they deliberately constructed Novo to replicate aspects of Earth, to help people feel more 'at home'. It wouldn't have made sense if they erased everyone's total memories of Earth, hence why they adopted the approach they did.
I hoped I've explained it adequately but if you're still unclear let me know!
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4 TRUE STARS!
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When I first saw this book I was fascinated by the cover.What a great cover.I never like covers with faces in them,but this one is perfection.It describes the plot,it fits the book.So great job with the cover!
True Calling is a sci-fi dytopian fantasy novel filled with everything.It is a true page turner.I have read this book in 2 days and I can't wait for the sequel.After finishing I was so glad I read this book,and...more
The story was interesting but the characters didn't make it for me.
The thing is I often don't mind indecisive characters or childish ones if I like them enough. Ariana, however, I didn't like her that much.
I get that she doesn't want them to take away her posibilities, really, but there are better ways to fight for them. In my head there were all these scenarios where things co ...more
“We could run away,” I propose whimsically.
“Run to where?” He arches an eyebrow and his look suggests I’ve just joined the crazy gang.
“Find a way of getting back to Earth.” The wistful look is back on my face.
“If I thought there was a way of making that happen, then I would’ve been out of here a long time ago.”
This was an okay story, but it wasn’t really what I was expecting.
I di ...more
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“True Calling is a perfect blend of reality-TV-show meets super high-tech sci-fi meets teenage drama meets government conspiracies. The story comes alive through Siobhan Davis’ incredible writing skill, the setting and scenarios ...more
This review will probably come across more harsh than I intend, but in the spirit of being honest I'm going to say exactly what I think.
True Calling is a direct mash-up of The Hunger Games, The Selection, Matched, and Divergent, and I feel like there are some elements from The Chemical Garden series in there as well. It was, and I realize I'm being blunt here, wholly unoriginal. Civilization on Earth is collapsing, ...more
I have to admit the main reason I decided I had to read this book was the cover, it's so pretty and I just knew I had to read it as soon as I saw that cover. I had some difficulties getting into this book at first. I had some trouble getting used to the author's writing style, it's a lot of telling instead of showing and it feels a bit distant. Also at first there's a lot of explanation, like the main character is telling the readers about her wo ...more
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In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale! True Calling by Siobhan Davis is more than sci-fi, more than post-apocalyptic, more than YA romance! If this is what Siobhan Davis is bringing to the reading table as her debut, she is definitely an author to follow.
Picture Earth being all used up, tired and worn from abuse, now picture specially chosen people to ...more
I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
What really drew me into this book was, yes, I admit it, the cover. I have an attraction to covers featuring space, and while this book was not exactly what I was expecting, I was not disappointed!
This book takes place on Planet Novo, which is a man-made planet in the atmosphere of Earth to protect people from the dangers currently going on Earth. ...more
I love Siobhan Davis ...more
I really enjoyed the concept of this book and found it quite interesting that they used such high technology to erase memories of people that the families left on earth. I really connected with the main character and I love how love has a way of breaking down barriers even when the memories have been erased - Ari still remembered Zane.
One thing that bothered me about the book is that Ari hated Cal for the first what 5 chapters in the book and ...more
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and to Siobhan Davis for providing the copy !
True Calling is a dystopian-sci-fi-romance that is FABULOUS ! Siobhan did not fail to impress me with this debut novel. It was action packed, swoon-worthy (but not too much!) and I couldn't stop turning page after page.
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I immediately connected with the main character Ariana. She is the one to stay out of the spotlight, l ...more
Earth is becoming less and less viable. A new planet will be inhabited. Those selected to inhabit the new planet are chosen form the remaining people on earth that are under 45 and they have been stripped of their memories. Ariana Skye is a teenager who was selected and forced to leave earth and start a new life on the new planet called Novo. Novo was made to seem like earth so that the people would adjust to their new envir ...more
I fell in love with Cal right-of-the-bat but quickly became leery of his intentions as the book progressed. I still don't know everyone's true motives or intentions but I'm completely intrigued! I can't wait for book 2 to see more of Zane & Aria interact. ...more
Ariana was an okay character, and most of the time I liked her. I could understand why she didn't want to partake in the calling - Having your life choices taken away from you, by being forced to marry someone and having to have at least three kids by them by the time you're twenty-two, Isn't a fun thought.
This book reminded me of a few others, but I found it to be an alright read at first. As the book progressed though, I di ...more
True Calling by Siobhan Davis is book one in a new Sci-Fi dystopian world. Ariana Skyee is seventeen, training to be a soldier (by her choice), in her new world Novo. Two years ago, her and her family were evacuated to the planet when Earth became uninhabitable. The new government erased everyone's memories of those left behind ...more
All around review:
I was definitely enjoying this book and I couldn't put it down. The pace of this book seemed to be weird. It seemed like all the important parts were explained really fast and then the kissing scenes were really slow. Did not seem like the priorities were right.
My buddy reading partner said:
(view spoiler)["Is the planet they're on the moon transformed? Is it a new planet they built? Is it an recently discovered planet that was invisible to use before and is closer ...more
Ariana lives on Planet Novo, a man-made habitat in the Earth's orbit. Repopulation is taken seriously and The Calling is a bizarre, televised way to pair seventeen year olds with their perfect match to ensure more children.
I started reading this book in 2016, but had to stop due to ARCs and review requests. I picked up where I left off and easily fell back into the story once again.
This book had a strong Hunger Games feel to it- without ...more
True Calling is a must read for any reader interested in a fast paced, intriguing Young Adult Book.
As sister-in-law to the author I was lucky enough to read a copy of the book in advance, and as an avid reader of all types of books and a big fan of Young Adult fiction I loved this book and would highly recommend it. I think it is easily on a par with other books I have read in this genre.
True Calling is set in the near-future and we accompany Ariana on her journey in her new world on Novo. ...more
This is one of those books that before I start to read it I need a really good... "go, read!" and, thanks God, I received it. I won the give away in http://geekybookie.tumblr.com/ and you can't imagine how happy I was about it.
Usually I don't appreciate dystopian books, but this one is so.. aww!!!
During all the plot there was a little voice in my head that exuted for a certain character w ...more
True Calling is set in the future and moves between two worlds - Earth and Planet Novo. Much of Earth is uninhabitable following varying disasters and Novo is inhabited by a select number of people carefully chosen from Earth-all under the age of 45, who have been stripped of most of their memories.
We are introduced first to 17 year old Ariana who is forced to take p ...more
I am also discovering that I love romance as long as it's in the context of something larger, and that's exactly what happens in this book. (Although I think I'm just abou ...more
One of the things in this book I wasn't all together thrilled with, was the love triangle. The Zane of her dreams, and Cal. I was team Cal the entire boo ...more
WOW!!! That's the first word that comes to mind after reading this book. Everything about it, from the cover to the synopsis said "read me". I was hooked on this book from the very start. I found it really hard to put down cause i just wanted to start the next chapter to find out what happened next.
After destruction on earth, 17 year old Ariana Skyee and her family head to planet Novo to restart their life. Not everyone on e ...more
True Calling is the debut novel from Irish author Siobhan Davis. The novel is set on Planet Novo, a planet created in the likeness of earth but far more technologically advanced. The people who live on Novo have been screened extensively to ensure that the new planet earth prospers. The only drawback to being chosen for this new planet is the fact that the government erased certain memories from the minds of the people.
For Ariana, this is the most confusing part of he ...more
The first word that comes to my mind after finishing reading True Calling is Amazing. This book is simply amazing. Every single page of this book was action packed and fast paced. It was a quick and easy read, which was exactly what i needed.
I really enjoyed the world building and the setting of this book. The technology that they used got me suprised and the story development was awseome. All through the book, you never knew ...more
“True Calling” tells the story of Ariana as she struggles to adjust to life on Novo, a planet where some of Earth’s citizens have taken refuge. As the story progresses, the fabric of Novo society is stretched enough for Ariana to see the problems beneath the s ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She ...more
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