Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small, frontier colony never falters, until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets. One offers riches, one shatters Ann’s perceptions of herself, and one reveals that the humans stranded on Eco are not its only inhabitants.
Ann’s willing to sacrifice friendship and love for a new life on Earth. But when an entire species is placed in jeopardy by her actions, she must make a choice – fulfill the dream that’s always sustained her, or save the planet she’s never considered home.
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Vicki L. Weavil was raised in a farming community in Virginia, where her life was shaped by a wonderful family, the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an obsession with reading. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University, and a Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After working as a librarian at the NY Public Library at Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media) in NYC, she is currently the Director for Library Services at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Vicki loves good writing in any genre, and has been known to read seven books in as many days. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the arts. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. A member of SCBWI, Vicki is represented by Fran Black at Literary Counsel, NY, NY.
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Review by Jill-Ann Guyette
As far as science fiction goes, this was overall a good read! Science fiction isn’t usually my first go to but when reading this for an honest review I kept an open mind and was pleasantly surprised. Science was never my forte, so it was nice that the author kept it basic enough that even I didn’t have to wiki the hell out of things! Nothing makes me lose my interest more than a book that requires more googling in order to continue reading it.
The pace of the book for the most part was well done, although the beginning seemed to start slow. Timeframes seemed a bit off, almost like the day shouldn’t read that long. Then I realized, wait a minute…I’ve had days that felt like they were weeks. So it was fairly accurate! *lol*
I’ve grown a liking for Emie. She is enthusiastic and stands by her bestie. And I love how she is all for cyber rights! The diversity of the whole cyber issue really brought it home and made this fiction seem almost realistic.
My one critic for the book is that I could have done without the love triangle. It seems as though this is the theme for most YA reads. I’m okay with another eligible male character coming into play but I don’t see why the triangle has to happen. It gets rather frustrating.
I’m interested to see where Weavil will take us with this series and I’m glad I was able to have the opportunity to read and review.
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