Read Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy, #1) Online Free - In Hemlock Hollow, life isn't easy, but it is simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since the time my Amish ancestors came to what is now the Green Republic. I milk my cow by hand, make fresh bread every morning, and hope to be courted by Jeremiah, a boy I’ve known since childhood.
When my father falls ill, the English doctor says a hospital outside the wall can heal him. Jeremiah convinces me to go on rumspringa, to experience the outside world as an Englisher in order to be closer to my father during his recovery. Others have gone before me. They claim it’s an adventure. But adventure turns to horror as an ordinary light switch thrusts me into a new world, and revelations about my personal history make me question everything I believe.
All my life I’ve worked to be simple. I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.
|Title||:||Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||306 pages|
July 26, 2017
I selected this book because it sounded interesting and frankly the price was right: free. At the time, I did not realize that it was a young adult science fiction. Still, unlike many reviewers, I did not find this first book of the Grounded Trilogy overly simplistic. Yes, the idea of an Amish gi...
July 28, 2015
I don't read much of reviews ahead of getting a book. I read the first chapter only for this one and it certainly didn't give away nor did the description on this page that this is a YA book. I'm so over books hiding this instead of making it clear.
Whilst this book had an unusual concept it was s...
June 04, 2015
This book started off okay, with an interesting premise and halfway decent writing, but the quality of everything rolled steadily downhill and by the end my brain was balking and I was having to read each sentence multiple times because my synapses were shutting down as some sort of protective me...
February 23, 2013
Grounded is an unputdownable multi-layered Dystopian read. Filled with adventure, mystery and a bait of romance, this book drew me in from the first page. I loved this book and have already have list of people who I know will NEED to read it.
Here are some of the things I love about this book:
October 22, 2013
***Copy received through Netgalley***
Hemlock Hollow was a safe place where Lydia couldn't be discovered by the authority. She had no idea of what she is capable of, of how powerful she is or even of her real identity until she has to cross the gates of her place to go to the hospital where her...
July 14, 2013
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
I was a bit wary of reading this book as only ONE of my "friends" marked it as to-read, and no one else from my friends list knows about this book.
So with great trepidation I started this book.
I was pleasantly surprised.
In a dystopian future, the world has been taken over by...
May 28, 2016
wavering between 3 and 4 stars - review to come
September 17, 2017
What a different concept. It's a dystopia, it's paranormal, and it has Amish people in the story! I wasn't expecting that! Love the audiobook, and the narrator does make a story even better. The narrator act not just narrates the book, so it kept me pretty engaged in the story. I dread to stop my...
February 06, 2013
The story unfolds rather quickly, and tosses you into a dystopian future. I think the scariest part in this world is that it is not impossible. As a human race, we are already half way there. That right there hooks me before we even get to really understand or meet Lydia, the main character.
March 20, 2017
This was such an awesome read!! I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it had some of the pet peeves I have.
So we have Lydia, who lives in an Amish community with her father. Her best friend, and future husband, is Jeremiah. Lydia is quite happy to stay in her community and live life the simple way...