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Lily Emerson, daughter of the Head of Council and Mistress of Science, has lived a privileged life. It’s Lily’s 18th nameday, the day she is to follow in her mother’s footsteps, becoming the next Mistress of Science—the most powerful woman in all of City Prosper. The Architect and designer of Prosper’s future.
During the night of her Coronation, the corruption of the Council spreads before her . . . opening her eyes to the cruelty that resides in the Council, even within her own parents. Lily realizes now the title of Mistress only comes with superficial power, that to truly save the citizens—she has to fight.
Fight in the Barrage—the mechanical gladiatorial tournament in which one chosen pair of volunteers from each Sector fights, armor-clad and as a team, utilizing unique weapon specialties: the Gatling gun, the Cestus, Klaives, Crescent Knives, mechanically engineered beasts—in the hope to win the right to change the Law. A law that has remained unchanged since its creation almost eighty years ago.
The tournament that Xander, Engineering Blacksmith and Lily’s partner, believes she has no business being in.
But Lily’s different. And she sets out to prove just that.
If you’re a fan of adventure, fighting for survival, unlikely female heroines, and romance—then grab your copy today!
|Title||:||The Lotus Effect (Rise Of The Ardent, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||538 pages|
February 18, 2015
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I feel like I am all over the place with my thoughts on this book, but there is just so much to talk about and I don't know what to focus on. I mean this was a f...
April 03, 2014
Honestly, people cannot write dystopian books without being compared to The Hunger Games nowadays. I suppose that that is inevitable, but it does irk me; especially as The Lotus Effect is definitely one of the better dystopian stories.
The writing completely enticed me. I fell in love with the wor...
March 01, 2015
Just so you know, three stars doesn't mean I disliked this book. Actually, it's pretty good, but for some reason, it had trouble holding my attention. Also, I thought more explanation was due the reader for the first part of the book. Secrets and mystery are all well and good, but I got confused....
September 29, 2014
This might be the most non-violent violent book I have read.
On starting this I was a little worried over Lily's personality. A whiner, impulsive and too stupid too live, I only decided to persevere when I met Xander. Xander and Lily's relationship is like princess meets outlaw.
Xander is a compe...
May 16, 2015
Seriously the only bad thing about this book was that it ended.
What can I say? I have so much to say, but I don't know if I could make sense of it all!
Lily is the next Mistress of Science in City Prosper. On the night of her coronation, she finally realizes that she cannot sit by and watch as the...
December 30, 2013
5 Giant Beautiful stars for this book!! I loved every second and cannot wait for the next book to come out.
I will admit that I was hesitant to start reading this book as it was heavily compared to Hunger Games which was just an amazing series and I was worried that this would be a knock-off of th...
January 02, 2015
This book snagged my attention from the beginning and I was compulsively reading it through the end. I cannot WAIT to read the second one, I hope there will be more in the series. Lily is a unique and interesting character. I loved that there was something lingering just outside the edge of her m...
January 23, 2014
OH. MY. GOSH. Did I love this book! The characters were so awesome - I don't really know how to describe them other than that. I appreciated that while Lily was a strong young woman, she was also wiling to accept help, from Xander and others - I am so sick of the "strong" female character who liv...
October 05, 2013
Great read! Anyone can write a story, but it takes an artist to paint a picture in the reader's mind. Bridget Ladd has done just that with her debut novel "The Lotus Effect". This book is very well written with mystery, romance, and an unlikely partnership between Lily and Xander who must battle...
September 05, 2013
Bridget Ladd brings a fresh voice and a fun perspective to this genre, creating a strong character in her heroine, Lily . . . a character who has stayed in my imagination long after I read the book! Dynamic world-building, elegant writing, and action to leave you breathless. THE LOTUS EFFECT has...