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The Plantation

(The Plantation #1)

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  63 reviews
When the light of the human species vanished, there was a girl... and a spark.

A century has passed since they arrived. Human history has been erased. Children are enslaved on Alien plantations. Some have heard whispers of the existence of a rebel band of humans who roam free in the forests. Most slaves dare not speak of the rebels for fear the mutant guards will grab and m
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Published (first published December 21st 2012)
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♥¸.•*´Tanya`*•.¸♥
I purchased this as an ebook from Amazon.

Wow. I'm normally more a paranormal fan than science fiction but wow, I loved this book.

I new something more was going on with Finn at first I thought maybe he'd been captured and turned against the group I didn't expect it to be what it was. And the revelation of Freya's shall we say 'Gift'. I'm going to be reading book 2 The Dark Legion ASAP

I will fight and I will persevere. I will put aside arrogance and self-pity. I will inspire those still in chain
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Kelly R
It seems that 99% of YA books are futuristic/dystopian-type stories (a good deal of which also include vampires)
This book is a bit different in that it has been a long time since I found a good alien story.

I got this book for free on Amazon.com via alerts from bookbub.com

Fortunately, the second book is also available!!! So no waiting :)

Fighting but no real "violent content".
No sexual references or content that I can remember.
Little to no foul language.

A good read.
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Haley Whitehall
I'm glad I got a free copy of this book off Amazon. I'm not a big sci fi fan but the premise of aliens running plantations and breeding humans appealed to me. Unfortunately, every aspect of this book was poorly executed. I did not like the main character. All she did was whine. Even though it was written in first person I never felt close to Tick. I never really felt the pain or any emotion for the group of special teens the 12 Saviors.

I kept reading waiting for something to happen, for the plot
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R.P. Rochford
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must admit that although I used to be a science fiction fan, reading the sci-fi greats like Arthur C Clark or Asimov, it's quite some time since I've read anything in that genre. Partly because I'm a bit out of touch and partly because I didn't want to be disappointed, I wasn't sure about downloading this one. However, I'm glad I gave it a go as it was a pleasant surprise for me. The plot was interesting, the writing style was refreshing and engaging, the author managed to keep me involved all ...more
Runningrabbit
I liked this. It's a bit different in the way it is expressed through the first person, although I have read books done in this way before, a lot of them don't pull it off very successfully.

I liked the characters, the way their fears are expressed, and the dynamics that are always evident when a small team is forced to work exclusively together. The pace is kept fairly well, and keeps you waiting and guessing how the culmination is going to unfold.

I'm looking forward to reading the next novel.
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Kathy Harrington
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian
Wow what can I say. This book had me from the first page. The characters were engaging and you could feel the growth of them throughout the book. Fantastic read!!!
Lexie
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lexie by: no one
Well, first off, I'm not the best "reviewer", but I'm learning, because some books are worth the effort! so, PLEASE, be patient with me! Saying that, since I'm here after reading The Plantation by Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons, means that this book, apparently, is worth writing a review for! So....here it goes >> lol.
Let me first say, I almost passed this series up....uhm, Aliens?? really?? hmmm, I LOVE YA apocalyptic/dystopian type books, but ones with Aliens....mmmm...not really the ones I jump
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Denali
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freya is just a girl... a girl that just happens to live in a world enslaved by an army of aliens. In her world children like her are taken as slaves in places called plantations. In these plantations they are guarded by the aliens "pets", which they call the sliman. Possessed with superhuman abilities the sliman created an inescapable environment for the children... or so they thought. Frya and Finn both have escaped their plantation, Plantation 9. With the help of other kids who have escaped t ...more
LovesAllThingsBooks Book Reviews
Excellent book! The Plantation is unique, I haven't read anything like it. The writing was remarkable, the characters were entertaining, and the storyline was phenomenal. It kept me turning the pages until I read the very last line.

This story reminds me Lost in the fact that the Saviors are hiding out in abandoned buildings, hoping that they won't be discovered by the Sliman and aliens.

The Plantations are terrible places for humans to be. The children that are held there are slaves to the aliens
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Robert Day
Oh surely, not another book I forgot to review. thought there were two but then there were four.
A free book from the Mighty Amazon Book-forest but nonetheless a worthy find for the inner teen.
A future Earth, an enslaved Humanity, a mysterious Alien Race, an enclave of Human Escapees.
Sounds like a good basis for an epic Sci-Fi tale of Humanity's fightback against the Alien intruders.
Reads like a coming-of-age story of hormonal teens lost in a world they barely understand.
But then, then something
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Avalon
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was pretty good. I liked the story line, and each of the characters had a personality to know them by. A problem I had with this book was that most of it was the characters fighting amongst each other. There was more talking than action, but the fighting created tension and angst which led to action, so it was still good. I got this book through a giveaway here on goodreads and I am glad I did. It was a good book and I had fun reading it. Also, the ending was something I was not expect ...more
Krissy Staffan
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great story line & well thought out, descriptive characters and settings. I can't wait to read the rest of the series! ...more
Nydir Rose
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book ever

This book was alsome and so was the characters I can't wait to read the other books too so I think everyone should try the book to
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Cyndi
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Story

What a great start to a series! The characters are likeable and believable. I like how the book doesn't end in a cliffhanger yet leads me on to read book 2.
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Cat
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-freebie
At the beginning of the book I felt a little lost, like I was dropped in to an on-going series, this perhaps being the second or third book. A few things get cleared up as the book progresses - through flash backs - but I still felt like I was missing a few things. Anyhow, narration is 1st person from Freya's POV, in present tense. This usually bothers me but didn't this time, so kudos to the author.

I liked the action and thought the pacing was fair. The characters are described in detail, thou
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Francesca
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reading
This was a really enjoyable read and a concept that for me personally, hasn't been done to death.

I liked the writing style and the characters are all quite individual and have distinct personalities. I felt there was a sufficient amount of world-building for the first in a series and it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger which is always good.

The only negative is that the tone seemed to shift very dramatically from one chapter to the next quite near the end. I suddenly felt like I was reading a comp
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Vivie Moraiti
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, starting this book, made me feel a little wary - I do love science fiction books, and this one had an extra dystopian approach. I was not anticipating it would suck me in - I had started it, then dropped it bc of obligations, and when I restarted it, I ended up finishing it in a day and a half! It was very interesting to follow the whole story - and explaining Slimans in an unobtrusive way was pretty good, and also see how the rogues were set up and trained, and the new names they woul ...more
Melissa
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aliens vs. Humans

In this book you will see action and budding romance in a series that I would call apocalyptic sci-fi. What I enjoyed is the enduring relationships that characters have forged, but I believe their could have been room made more character development especially among the main characters. Hopefully, this will be remedied in the next book. (A swear word or two mentioned for those sensitive to vulgarity.) I still give this book 5 stars because I was so enthralled with the action and
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Michelle McPherson
The Plantation book 1

Talk about an alien invasion! I find myself hooked on the storyline and most of the characters. I have tons of questions and some I am not sure I could rightfully say I should get the answer to, it could detract from the mystery and suspense in the book. But I can't help wonder when did this invasion happen exactly? Who are these aliens really? I know some of questions will eventually be answered, so here comes book two!
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Ramona Plant
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this book. It is a new take in alien invasion with a twist, and the trust is what makes it so enjoyable. The pace is great and moves you through the story quickly. The plot is very good keeping you glued to the book

The characters are a unique mix that really complement each other well. Freya is a different and unique heroin and is extremely likable.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and will have to buy the next one.
Dana Wood
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a great start to a great series. The characters are wonderfully real and believable. the storyline is thoughtprovoking and engaging. there are a few hiccups where the writing jumps to a different unrelated thought sometime but it was an annoyance rather than put me off of the series. I love Freya. she is strong, loyal, vulnerable, broken, impulsive, and extremely likeable.
Wendy Scott
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story consumed me from the first page and would translate well into an action movie or TV series. I believe anyone would enjoyed reading the Hunger Games would love this story too. I rate this book in my top five reads of the year.

Weisser
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Better than I thought it would be

I had a hard time getting into the first couple of chapters but by the fourth I was hooked. Great twists at the end with relationships, strengths, and group composition. I plan to read the second book.
Chris Pauel
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! The Plantation is unique, I haven't read anything like it. The writing was remarkable, the characters were entertaining, and the storyline was phenomenal. It kept me turning the pages until I read the very last line. ...more
Mary Johnson
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Plantation (Book 1) was very good! I couldnt put this book down for anything! I read this in one day and cannot wait to get started on book 2. I couldnt believe it was free on Amazon!
David Chittenden
An enjoyable book written in the first person present.
Liz
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Interesting, although yet another YA dystopian novel.
This series was on google for $0.99 so I decided on a whim to get it and I'm not disappointed.
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Martie Janse van Rensburg
Read the series three times since December. Loved it!!
Belinda Haag
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn into the story immediately - it was an easy read, hard to put down
Coco.V
Jul 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (7/2/2019)! 🎁
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Stella Fitzsimons is a bestselling author of urban fantasy and dystopian fiction.
She is the author of "The Plantation" series which includes six novels and one novella. She is currently working on the Urban Fantasy series "Mist Riders".

Stella is a traveler, a passionate reader and an ardent cook. She likes to blend ingredients to create edgy results in both her sci-fi and fantasy fairy tales, and
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The Plantation (7 books)
  • The Dark Legion (The Plantation #2)
  • Daphne: A Plantation Story
  • The Shadow Empire (The Plantation #3)
  • Beyond the River of Time (The Plantation #4)
  • Rise of the Saviors (The Plantation Book #5)
  • Plantation Origins (The Plantation Book 6)

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