There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive.
It’s the final days of earth, and sixteen-year-old Char is right where she belongs: in prison. With her criminal record, she doesn’t qualify for a place on an Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect earth’s survivors during the meteor strike that looks set to destroy the planet. Only...more
I discovered this book through seeing it in a promotion on someone else's blog and felt I would enjoy this book. I requested it from Netgalley as soon as I discovered it there too.
I requested this one from Netgalley and was lucky to be given a free ecopy in exchange for my honest review by the publishers Harper Voyager.
The cover depicts a female, who from descriptions from within the book I'd say is Charlotte Turner, daughter of Senator Turner, and Dr Cecilia Turner. Cha ...more
The Ark is an exciting new dystopian with lots of surprises. The story follows Char, who fights to be one of the few who make their way onto the Ark before the imminent destruction of Earth. The Ark is headed toward a distant planet, where the inhabitants plan to create a new civilization. But it doesn’t take long for Char to find out that a simple, peaceful future is not in the cards for her. She quickly becomes a fug ...more
The characters are rich, complex, with a story that kept my fingers turning pages.
And the ending! It's a well-crafted cliffhanger!
Read it! ...more
Another day, another disaster about to wipe humanity off the face of the tiny rock we call home. This pleases me somewhat, I love a good disaster book, any type of dystopian catastrophe that has been put down in writing, I want to read about it!
The disaster today is from space, a meteor heading towards the earth and this book is set in the days leading up to the final evacuation of specially selected citizen ...more
The story is about a young girl's journey to survive as meteors are about to fall out of the sky and decimate Earth. Once the meteors hit they will kill all life on earth and destroy the planet. The only way for humans to esc ...more
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I really liked and enjoyed the beginning of this book. The beginning was a little bet emotional because the main character, Char was almost left behind by her parents when Earth was about to be destroyed. She's like this criminal so she can't board the Ark, this spaceship thingy that can transport people from Earth to this new planet. I imagined if that were to happen to us (people from Earth) and it's really heartbreaking. It'a also so sci-fi so that's a ...more
The main character, Char, is a tough girl, at odds with both her family and the law. She is given one last chance at survival, and w ...more
Okay I loved everything about this book, I mean from the writing to the plot and setting. Char is a very strong and skilled girl, I mean I don't think there is anything she can't get away from but I love that even with her imperfections she is still humane. I remember the first thing that came to my mind when the main character was introduced to us, I thought oh wow now this is one flawed character but something about her makes u keep rooting for her. I love Isaiah, too much mystery,confi ...more
The overall story was ok, but in the end, I was glad that this was a short, quick read. ...more
The Ark was one of those books that I definitely would have enjoyed if I had read it earlier. By that, I mean, if I hadn't read so many dystopian novels that they all begin, at this point, to blend together, unless the premise is something that I haven't read before.
The Ark is something I have read before, however. The 100 has a premise somewhat like it. So do a few lesser known Dystopians, mostly indies, that I read very early ...more
The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen is a solid and enjoyable reading experience. I quite liked it. It was refreshing to be presented with characters that were easy to care about. People with “meat” to their story, even when you don’t know their entire background. I didn’t need a full understanding of the events that shaped them, when they had visceral emotive responses.
Char; an abbreviation of Charlotte, but pronounced as if it is short for Charred — why? Well, Char is a damaged person and he ...more
A meteor is headed to earth and the only way to stay alive and out run the meteor is to land a seat on one of the five bioships headed to another planet. To acquire a place on one of the bioships you must be one the goody-goody folks or very, very rich.
Sixteen year old Char's mother, father and brother all have a place secured on the North American Ark. But Char wasn't so lucky as she has been in and out of juvenile detent ...more
I knew when I read the synopsis of this book that I HAD to read it. It sounded like such a great, unique read that I figured I would enjoy the hell out of it. And you know what? I was not disappointed! I had no idea where the author was going with this story and was completely blown away by the situations and dilemmas that she gave to her characters.
A meteor is heading to Earth and it will wipe it out; no ifs, ands, or buts about ...more
This book starts out with the teenage Charlotte (Char) in a prison where most of the guards have already left because the world is simply counting off the last hours before unavoidable doom. Char hits the first pages as a very sympathetic girl, one who has and is suffering. Although we discover later that there is a good reason she's there, Char's immediate situation and her reactions make it clear that she's not a bad person but rather someone to sympathize with. She's someone you want on your ...more
Somehow I keep reading apocalyptic science fiction involving young female protagonists (like Exodus and Zenith and Ticker), and this is probably my favorite of the bunch. Excellently paced, we watch the end of the Earth as humans try to colonize the solar system to stay alive. There is plenty of action and just enough reflection to keep it from being shallow but not so much as to bore.
The story is ...more
Probably the only problem I have is with Charlotte’s backstory. We definitely get the delinquent feel from her but it’s never explained how it all started. She has a well-off influential family that basically disowned her once she got into the bad stuff but we never found out ...more
Welcome to the blog tour for The Ark, run by the lovely Xpresso Book Tours. The synopsis for The Ark peaked my interest straight away, and it’s definitely a book worth reading. Action packed with fantastic characters, Nolen’s debut book is an outstanding one. The premise is an exciting one – Char is in prison for a robbery she did not commit, her family visit her one more time before they leave on a voyage to a new planet and her mother gives her a ...more
I LOVED this book, y'all! While I was curious, I don't think my expectations were overly high. It was such a pleasant surprise that I loved it so very much, though. It turns out that my impression of the cover was pretty accurate(for me, anyway), except that this story takes pl ...more
I picked up this book on a whim because the plot sounded interesting and I'm glad I did. The book started out soooo well. The main character Char is really relatable, she's made mistakes but now she's trying to make them right before its too late. And the whole plot of the book is that it really is about to be too late!!
The scenes set on earth at the start were really emotional. There's one bit where a mother is trying to get her ba ...more
The Earth is about to be destroyed by a meteor. The only way to survive is to be chosen to leave on one of five Arks.
Sixteen-year-old Char has no hope of being saved due to her criminal record.
Despite all odds, Char finds herself on the North American Ark but things are still the same - she's still on the run. Then Char finds herself in the midst of a rebel group.