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Scavenger Girl: Season of Atchem (Scavenger Girl #1)

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Stripped of their birthright and shunned by the people of Ashlund, Una and her family are forced to live on the fringe of society as Scavengers. There is no question that her family's bond is strong, but the law of the Authority is stronger...and soon it will come to collect her. After all, the family is on borrowed time already.

When a night of torment and truth reveals w
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Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published October 20th 2017 by Sleepy Adam Publishing
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    Coco.V
    Nov 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
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    Siobhan
    Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Season of Atchem is the first book in Jennifer Arntson’s Scavenger Girl series, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book. This first one has pulled me completely into the world, leaving me super excited to find out what comes next in this wonderful story.

    Whilst the book is labelled as young adult fantasy, I believe such a thing does the book a real injustice. It is so much more than your standard young adult fantasy novel, offering more depth than you tend to see. This is not an atta
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    Stephanie Gonzales
    Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2017
    Brilliant. This is The first of 5 in the upcoming series. It started out slow for me, but I quickly realized a complete universe had been created by the author. There’s so much delight to be had when a book takes you away from Earth. Rituals, seers, betrothals, elixirs, feast for gods, rules and laws for different social standings, the details of how the system works was well written.
    The emotions from the characters felt genuine, even sometimes awkward. There are a lot of questions I still have
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    Mari LivTollefsonCarlson
    “What would he have done if his choices were unlimited?” (832). Una wonders this about her resourceful and beloved brother Calish, but it’s also a question for herself. At a turning point in her life, does she choose to marry to a man who’ll give her and her family security above what they ever dreamed attainable? Or does she opt for love? Can she have both? Does having unlimited choices help or hinder us make the best ones?
    Follow Una as she traverses her passage into Womanhood and as she disc
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    Sarah Greenwood
    Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set on another planet. Now this world is similar to our own but different in others. More moons for one so I’m counting it as another planet. An interesting one to delve into anyway so enjoy.

    Delve into a fantasy world with a family full of secrets and mystery. When these secrets come out they could turn their world up side down in a moment. Dreams could be clues and if you get a weird feeling about someone you should really liste
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    Scherry  at The Novel Lady
    Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
    Nooooo! I was soooo getting into this book! And then it ended without a conclusion! Yes, a lot of questions were answered... but not the big one! And we have no idea how the situation is going to play out! And now.... I have to wait for the next book to come out!

    Jennifer Arntson had me hooked from the first chapter with a world of totally different societies, each with their own beliefs, customs and lifestyles. The characters were well developed and very likeable, each tugging at your heart.

    Wit
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    Nissanmama
    Scavenger Girl is the first book in the new young adult series by the same name. It’s told from the perspective of Una, a seventeen year old girl and member of the lowest caste in a leveled socio-economic system. This dystopian novel is set on a planet with three moons that with their movements create five distinct seasons: Atchem, Talium, Hytalia, Toridia, and Zoetica. The seasons correspond to the five books intended for the series.

    The single perspective creates a very intimate feeling with th
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    Dawn
    Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I chose to read this e-book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

    Scavenger Girl grabbed my interest from the beginning and it never slowed down. The world that Jennifer Arnston has built is cruel and violent. Those who have a birthright are naive in many ways but accepting of so many vicious traditions, it’s heartbreaking to read at times.

    Una is the main character. She lives with her parents and two brothers and she dreads th
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    Debbie
    Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Una is a Scavenger, the lowest class of Ashlund. Scavengers are not allowed to work, they "reclaim" (take cast-off items from the higher classes). They are hunted by the Authority and basically have to keep their heads down and try to be invisible. They do not have any rights or privileges and cannot be friends with Citizens. Being a Scavenger is difficult but the love of Una's close-knit family makes it bearable.
    Una hasn't reached Womanhood yet, but when she does, she will be sold, either to b
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    Amy Shannon
    Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
    Interesting story

    This book has a premise that is both interesting and intriguing. Una is about to be a woman, and that means she can become a slave, surrogate or wife. Not much of a choice, but then something happens. She meets Blue. This story gives a lot of details and you have to be open minded in the intimate scenes, but it's a refreshing story. Some things are disturbing but not about the story but about how the characters are treated, and that makes for good story telling. This book invoke
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    Jennifer Tooker
    Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Full disclosure – I was provided a copy of this book by the author however have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.

    Meet Una of Ashlund

    Una is a Scavenger. Among the lowest caste in her society, sometimes referred to as “scabs” or Reclaimers, Una and all others like her must survive without the luxury of the comforts of being a Citizen or the protection of the Authority. As a Scavenger, Una and her people are not permitted to have money or jobs outside of what they can d
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    Michele
    Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    From start to finish this was an excellent read - I'm excited to read the rest of Una's story.
    Jirinka (sony08)
    I love a bit of fantasy and this book fits right into that genre. The synopsis I was sent didn’t give too much away which is how I kind of prefer to receive books. I can then really make up my own mind.

    Right from page one you are thrown into the harsh world of Ashlund, where Citizens live by strict rules under the power of the priests and the threat of being excluded from the high society. On the other side of the coin you have the Scavengers (or Reclaimers). They live on what they can grow and
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    Melleny
    Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    3.75 Stars ***


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    Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I thought the writing was good despite being detail heavy. The plot was slow but interesting. The world building was done well. The characters each had their own unique quirks and a majority were well rounded. However, despite enjoying this book, I don't think t
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    Jill Elizabeth
    Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Una’s tale is a rough one, but very well crafted and I did enjoy it (even the dark bits). It was a heavy read, and it took me longer than usual to finish. That is, in part, due to the severity of the world of Scavengers and Citizens. But it’s also a credit to the author, and the depth and breadth of the world she has so artfully created and the plots she has delicately intertwined within it. There were loads of things I never saw coming, which is not something that happens often. Perhaps it shou ...more
    Pam
    Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Welcome to The Hunger Games meets Star Wars! Wow, this was a great book! It was like nothing I’ve ever read before, and I read a lot. Una lives in a sort of dystopian,(horrible in my opinion) society. Her family was stripped of their title, making them scavengers. If the Authority thinks Scavengers are in the wrong, they can harm them and kill them with no consequences. It’s terrifying, really.

    Una is awaiting the arrival of her period, for the year she gets it, she’ll be auctioned off on the Sel
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