FIVE HUNDRED YEARS INTO THE FUTURE
the world is a different place. The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the ‘Centrals’; the have-nots, the Bankers; and the fringe dwellers, the ‘Ferals’.
Rosie Black is a courageous but vulnerable 16 year-old who lives in a futuristic world where it’s hard to know who to trust and bad choices can prove fatal.
After losing her mother and her best friend, Rosie’s world has been turned upside down and her priorities have changed.
Rosie is hell bent on helping develop a cure for the disease that killed her mother and almost claimed her father’s life. The disease has been manufactured by the Helios regime. They are intent on taking over the world, but Rosie Black is equally determined to bring them down.
Equinox, by Lara Morgan is the second book in The Rosie Black Chronicles. It’s just as action-packed as the first book, Genesis. If you loved Genesis, you’ll love Equinox and like me, you’ll be hanging out for the third Rosie Black Chronicle.
Equinox has great characters, non-stop action and a fascinating world where space travel and all sorts of things are possible.
Lara Morgan creates such a vivid place for her characters to inhabit that I found myself totally believing in it.
Rosie is placed in life threatening situations but she still faces normal teen dilemmas like being torn between her first love, the Feral, Pip and Dalton, the ‘Central’ who appears to have everything.
Her attraction for the charming Dalton is tempered with mistrust. Why would someone from a privileged background like Dalton be interested in helping her and ‘the cause’.
Riley, who’s in charge of operations isn’t telling Rosie the full story and when he puts an implant in her brain it turns out to be more than routine and when it malfunctions, it puts her life in jeopardy.
Rosie is reluctantly forced to see the help of Cassie, Riley’s gorgeous but unfriendly sister.
And just when Rosie, Pip and Dalton seem to have everything under control, Rosie is double crossed by Agent Sulawayo and might be forced to make a deal to save them all.
Equinox is tightly written and although the fast-pace draws the reader forward, we still feel connected to the characters as if we know them.
Equinox is written by Lara Morgan and published by Walker Books.