Interred kicks off on a dark, stormy night in backwoods Vermont. When protagonist Baxter glimpses an eighteenth-century teen lurking in her backyard, she questions her own sanity before doubting the space-time continuum. But when her estranged cousin Fred barges into the family's farmhouse, he brings good and bad news. On the plus side, Baxter's psyche remains, for the time being, intact. The bad news?
To the rest of the world, Chapel Ryan plays the sweet, ordinary, wholesome Southern belle. But from the novel’s very first line (“It had been years since Chapel Ryan’s last hallucination”) novelist Holly Lauren marks her protagonist as anything but unremarkable.
Summarizing a novel is a lot like graphing a line: you plot a few points and trust your readers to fill in the rest. Over the course of Earthshine, however, Chad T. Douglas intertwines so many conflicts and characters that the novel's plot bears more resemblance to a ball of yarn than a line connecting A and B. The novel's core conflict, however, revolves around protagonist Benni's search for meaning and recovery after receiving cybertronic, "transhuman" implants following a zero-gravity freak accident.
Broadcast seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, Blissful Days offers residents of the war-ravaged Sectors a glimpse of idyllic Bliss Island. Every week, millions of viewers delight in the islanders' picturesque home and seemingly saccharine lives.
In Danny Ogden's universe, government-imposed curfews, surveillance programs, and even brainwashing (think 1984) can't guarantee an orderly America— they can, however, ensure a submissive one. Mostly. But in the midst of a resistance movement's massive-scale bombing, protagonist Danny Ogden plummets from his universe and crashes into our own.