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The Secret of the Urns

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Set in the same sci-fi universe as A. B. Carolan’s The Secret Lab, this new young-adult sci-fi mystery explores a Jupiter-sized planet’s satellite in a faraway solar system where human scientists are studying local flora and fauna but behaving badly until a teen who wants to study the satellite’s ETs comes along. She shows that cooperation is better than xenophobia. In the ...more
Published June 25th 2018 by A.B. Carolan
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Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Secret of the Urns is a science fiction, futuristic novel that follows or is told by a young girl who is seeking to complete a degree about the aliens on the planet that she lives on. She's a teenager who has grown up on a foreign planet. Planetary exploration and colonization have been achieved. The Earth has been ravaged by wars from aliens (Extra Terrestrials) and from other humans as well. So humans did what they could and that was further space exploration and delve deeper into the ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aoka, a teenager lives with her parents in outer space on a planet’s satellite. Her parents and other adults are scientists studying the satellite. There are native beings on the satellite that has given the scientists permission to study their home. Aoka goes out on her own and explores the area. She becomes friends with a Native being. She has decided that she wants to study them. As she learns more about them, she discovers that their ancestors give them advice and other information. Aoka ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this YA SF tale to be interesting, original and well-written. The depictions of three alien races that humans have come in contact with are wonderfully done. I enjoyed the carefully crafted tale with clearly presented themes. Highly recommended as a YA read.
Clare O'Beara
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I admit I'm not mad about the title and cover, which could be a Nancy Drew goes to Mexico book. Yet in a way this is what the book is - a Nancy Drew of the far future, on another planet, investigating the technological level of the seemingly backward planet's first inhabitants.

Young adults will follow our heroine through three age stages, so the childish play and danger of the early part gives way to travel and studies, then a more mature young lady arrives back at her world - actually a large
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have mixed feelings about this book. I know it is geared towards young adults, but I felt the writing style was very limited and more simplistic than it needed to be for the targeted audience. The author did a really solid job with character development and storyline, but there was a depth to the story that was missing for me. My most enjoyable part of this book has to be the wonderful message the author is trying to convey throughout the whole book. Love and acceptance is the most important, ...more
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the book. This is a science fiction book about aliens in space and settled by humans and aliens. Most people see aliens as discust because humans feel like they are the superior species. The story is told by a young girl named Aoka. Aoka doesn't approve of people looking down on the aliens and tries to change the view of others. I really liked the book just wished there was a little bit more emotions being expressed.
Amanda Williams
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love this book. I love how the whole storyline has been portrayed. The story makes sure you stay on the edge of your seat. Such a gripping, nail-biting read that will leave you wanting to turn those pages till you have devoured the entire book. It will definitely leave you wanting to one click all of this authors books. I'm going to be keeping my eye on this one for sure. I hope you all love the book as much as I did. Good read
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I am a collaborator of the American author Steven M. Moore. We met at Blarney Castle in Ireland (appropriate, don't you think?). After a wee bit of chatting there and emails to and fro, I signed on to be his collaborator for all his YA books. I love writing for young adults and adults who are young at heart. Some people think I'm related to that great Irish harpist and singer, Turlough O'Carolan, ...more