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(Hive Mind #1)

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Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. Amber’s dream is to be level 10 or above, her nightmare is to be a level 99 Sewage Technician.

When Lottery discovers Ambe
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published July 29th 2016 by Wallam-Crane Press
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Dylan Tomorrow
I am biased. I love the Earth Girl 'verse maybe more than any other book series I know. So take this with a grain of salt.

I absolutely loved reading this and hate that it's over now. For more info on the world and setup, read below. First, I gush :D.

I read this in less than 24 hours. Most of it was so tense and/or fascinating and/or moving, that I had to force myself to take breaks or sleep.

Amber is weirdly relatable, even though we readers don't share her powers, she still struggles with and su
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Новая серия от Эдвардс. Другое будущее Земли. И еще одна очень особенная девушка.
Что сказать... прочла запоем. Вообще с чтением у меня сейчас сложно, несколько очень даже хороших книг так и лежат начатые и не осиленные, и только Эдвардс сумела затянуть меня в свой мир и не отпускала до последней строчки.

Гигантские подземные города-ульи, каждый со своим укладом и ритмом. Жительнице одного из них, Эмбер, исполняется 18, и теперь она вместе с остальными 18-летними должна покинуть подростковый уро
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Отличная книга, которая, в принципе, вполне самодостаточна (интересно, серию начнут развивать в сторону продолжения борьбы с тем другим ульем или вообще пойдет совершенно другая история?)
Загадка таинственных сновидений Эмбер и ее увлеченности Форжем зацепила с самого начала. Потом события в жизни Эмбер понеслись с гигантской скоростью, все изменилось, и то, во что вылилось эта увлеченность, заставило поначалу захихикать, а потом все как-то подзабылось, потому что начались суровые трудовые будни,
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bought-tbr, kindle
Not too shabby 😊

Interesting take on where our future may go. The steps taken to modify the actions of the mob could lead to fun ethical discussions.
The lead is the typical YA heroine but not too Mary Sue. Would be interested in a sequel or something based in the same world.
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, spec-fic
so, don't take note of that cover. Just ignore it.

I was very happily surprised to see a new Janet Edwards book pop up in my feed. Her Earth Star trilogy is a firm favourite of mine (albeit with some reservations) and this follow up series doesn't look like it will disappoint. Like the earth girl series, we have a future earth which isn't completely dystopian but is far from perfect. The world building is great, as I've come to expect and the progression of the romantic story line is interesting
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another amazing book from Janet Edwards.
I liked Jarra so much, so was very wary starting this one, ready to be disappointed because of my high expectations.
I am glad to report that it turned out to be even better than I expected!
I absolutely adore author's sense of humour (calling that thing "Lottery" is just brilliant, imho).
It's completely different world, with different technologies, prejudices, drawbacks, etc. - but it's as impeccably logical, as the portal future of "Earth Girl".

Dichotomy Girl
Original Review:
I don't know why I waited so long to read this book. I think I was worried that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the Earth Girl Series. But I was wrong. I breezed through this is one evening. (And find myself really wishing that book #2 was already published!)

I found the world of this book really interesting, and I liked how it had vague dystopian tones to me, but in reality was just a world that like any had it strengths and weaknesses.

Definitely look forward to the next book in t
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up

Amber has just turned 18 and is about to go to Lottery to be tested for her life's career, after which everything she needs to know for her job will be imprinted. Since she has excelled at none of the teen activities she is nervous about what job she'll get and which level she'll live on in the Hive (like a megalithic layered city-state of 100 million people in the far future). What she learns is that she is a rare telepath, cannot tell her parents what her job is, and is now
~Laurin The Brave ~
I was reluctant to start this book after reading and re-reading Earth Girl series. Loved Earth Girl and was really surprised that not many people know about how great this author is. I was sad and disappointed to say goodbye to it(still hoping for a short story, novella to see what happened next on Fortuna…Insanely hoping for another book.).

I pushed the book on the side and leave it for later. Much, much later.

I enjoyed this book so much that I stayed up till 4a.m. not willing to part with it. L
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very good, full of details of the society and the Hive. The characters are not too Mary Sue and by the time the book was at the end, I was greedily checking whether book two was available. Alas, looks like I have to wait so I am reading the book again which is something I very rarely do. It is not an absolute masterpiece as I would have to digest those before reading them again but it was very good indeed.
Mindi Briar
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a HUGE fan of Janet Edwards' worldbuilding in Earth Girl, but I was afraid going into a new series and world that I would not like it as much. I needn't have worried! I intended to casually read this ebook on my phone on my breaks at work, but ended up staying up til 2 am glued to my phone screen dying to know what happens next. And now I have a ferocious need for the second book. A well-earned five stars.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Girl is at the top of the hive-very interesting

This is a very interesting story in which people live in hives and a very technological advanced society.
Each hive is its own world...each person is assigned to a job that benefits the hive but also benefits themselves.

The society is divided into a level class system, but allows some individuality.

Overall a very interesting story and I look forward to the sequel.
Amy Aelleah
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Pretty sure if you'd take the characters from this book and send them to the Earth Girl world, I'd love it so much. For me, the plot wasn't something I love, but the characters are, so that makes up for a lot. I really, really hope the second books gives us some girls to the Strike team. The romance is great and, no matter how it may first appear, there is absolutely no love triangle involved.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-sf
Engaging and charming YA SF. There's a romance plotline, but it's not the main thing. Not really dystopian, just a future urban environment that faces certain trade-offs between security, stability, and personal freedom.
Charles J Radgowski
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fascinating predictions of a future world solid architecture and few contradictions. Decent character development. I thought the end was out of character for the main character - can’t really discuss it with out revealing to much.
I would read a sequel.
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've now really enjoyed both of Edwards' futuristic Earth scenarios (Telepath and Earth Girl). Her heroines are very competent (too much so sometimes) but they do make mistakes and learn.

I particularly like the fact that Edwards didn't do the love triangle thing, where the woman thinks she's ugly but all the men think she's amazing and she can't decide who to pick. That's a YA trope that I really, really hate. I have no patience with endless vacillations and 'woe is me for being so irresistable
David Wooddell
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
inventive and original

I found the story line to be inventive and original, with themes reminiscent of Divergent, Hunger Games and Maze Runner.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes some unique Sifi
Don't mind me - I'm just sitting here and staring in awe out of the window...

That was so freaking good!!
No Earth Girl for me, tho, but still really awesome. I bet if I've read this before Earth Girl I would have liked it better. How can Janet Edwards komm off with such amazing storylines?

So my thoughts in detail
The characters:
- Amber: the protagonist. She is a young woman(18), we meet her worrying about her future - on which she has little to no infuence. And we follow her story towho she became
Timothy Sawe
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm just on page 6 but I can already see what great a book this one is turning out to be
Theresa Derwin
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Telepath: Hive Mind #1
Author: Janet Edwards
Publisher: Janet Edwards
Page count: 348pp
Release date: 29th July 2016
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds living in a hive city in twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532; which will determine her skills, abilities, career and hive level. Amber dreams to be level 10 or above - anything but a level 99 - Sewage Technician (ie Janitor of yuk!)
This SF YA novel is book one of a new series whic
Amy N.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is strangely deceptive. Everything about it, from the cover to the blurb to the setup, screams cheap young adult dystopia cash in. But it just... isn't. It's really, really good. The expected tropes are subverted or avoided entirely, the world building is extremely well-thought-out, the characters are likable and flawed. The main character is an every-girl, but not a blank, featureless reader insert. Her love interest isn't especially handsome or witty-- he's kind of a dork, actually, ...more
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Short version - if you want a fun adventure, an interesting setting and food for thought: This is a good book.

Long Version - Ignore the awful, misleading cover, this is not a cheesy "Dystopian Love Triangle". This is a solid SF adventure story in the grand tradition of making you think while telling a fun adventure with likable characters. This book is written to be approachable for Young Adults, without assuming that such readers are dumb. This author is a good writer.

There is no cliché love t
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Тут все как я люблю: вроде и есть о чем задуматься, и экшн есть, и чувства..но при этом все это без драмы-драмы и жутких надрывов. Очень подкупающе.
Книга читалась очень легко, там все доступно и понятно, очень приятный и легкий язык у автора.
Сам же сюжет крутится вокруг мира будущего. Люди живут в таких огромных городах-государствах под землей и вся жизнь их действительно подобна эдакому улею, а они сами пчелам. У них у всех есть четкий регламент жития-бытия, то кем они пойдут работать и кем
Mary B. Grove
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
far better than most

So many books now blend into all the other books they resemble too closely. This one stands out because it's not just different, it's really good, too. Edwards walks a nice balance between character and plot, has excellent world-building, real people-characters and she's come up with an unusual situation to engage the reader's attention and emotions. The main character, Amber, is sympathetic without being anything like perfect, and over the course of the story, she grows a gr
Books In Brogan
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-reviews
This was definitely a five-star book by a five-star author.  Brilliant character development and a plot with a different kind of twist make this a great book for all ages.  Janet Edwards Earth Girl series is one of my all time favorites so I was hopeful I would like this one but since it is a totally new series and new world I was hesitant about reading it, because have we all loved a series but found some of the same authors book not a good.  I had nothing to fear as I read this one because it ...more
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Play Book Tag: Telepath by Janet Edwards 4.5 stars 5 16 May 18, 2018 09:46AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Please set author to correct Janet Edwards 3 13 Jul 31, 2016 02:16AM  
Janet is the author of the EARTH GIRL trilogy set in the Portal Future - EARTH GIRL, EARTH STAR, EARTH FLIGHT - and the extra shorter stories in the series - FRONTIER, EARTH AND FIRE, EARTH AND AIR, EARTH 2788, and HERA 2781. Her newest books are SCAVENGER ALLIANCE set in an earlier period of the Portal Future, TELEPATH, DEFENDER, and HURRICANE set in the Hive Future, and REAPER set in the Game Fu ...more

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