The Way Life Was Forever

The Way Life Was Forever Sun dwellers are foul monsters that eat a human s flesh from their bones or so sixteen year old Lyra has always been taught To keep their citizens safe her colony seals itself into the vaults by day

  • Title: The Way Life Was Forever
  • Author: Carey Corp
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sun dwellers are foul monsters that eat a human s flesh from their bones or so sixteen year old Lyra has always been taught To keep their citizens safe, her colony seals itself into the vaults by day Moonwalkers are horrible beasts that feed on the blood of men at least, that is what Perseus was told The only sure survival for his people is to lock themselves into theirSun dwellers are foul monsters that eat a human s flesh from their bones or so sixteen year old Lyra has always been taught To keep their citizens safe, her colony seals itself into the vaults by day Moonwalkers are horrible beasts that feed on the blood of men at least, that is what Perseus was told The only sure survival for his people is to lock themselves into their repositories each night Both labeled as undesirable by their respective kinds, a fated meeting in the forbidden forest offers Lyra and Perseus an unexpected chance at happiness If they can overcome their own prejudices and discover the truth about one another before time runs out Can the sun dweller and the moonwalker learn that when reality is distorted by hate and terror sometimes the only thing to truly fear is fear itself

    One thought on “The Way Life Was Forever”

    1. There was only one problem with this. It was way too short! Everything else though was interesting. I was honestly surprised since I usually don't have high expectations for free books. This one was different because the idea behind it. You have people who live in the day and people who live in the night and they never interfere with each other. That's the simple version. It's better explained in the book of course but I just felt like everything was so rushed and it was just too short. I feel l [...]

    2. Although this story is so very short it was very well written and drags you into a amazing dystopian world. I WANT more however. ALOT MORE! This author needs to write 500 pages of this world! It would definitely be on the best sellers list. Highly recommended although going to warn you U may feel unsatisfied and want more. Free on kindle.

    3. Make it longer!!!! Turn it into a full length novel and I'm a very happy Sarah:). Still very recommended, nice very quick, sweet dystopian!

    4. This was a very interesting read, at first I got a very "The Village" vibe and I groaned then as the story progressed it turned into a pretty unique page turner. The characters were not deep or complex which made it a very easy short story to read. The plot was interesting, my only real complaint is that the ending felt very rushed and I feel had the author maybe flushed it out a bit more it may have ended better, but it wasn't a bad book at all. It just built on the story then ended, without ex [...]

    5. Okay, first of all, I was a little disappointed by the length of this story - more a novella than a novel. The actual story stopped at 65% on my Kindle. Then it's an excerpt of another novel.The story is too short and too predictable for any description of its events to actually be considered a spoiler, but if you haven't read it and want what little of a "surprise" that you might get out of it, you can stop reading now.The concept of the story could really be good, but I just don't think it was [...]

    6. ** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's blog - Rating 4of 5Review: The Way Life Was Forever is about 2 societies (communities) that lives behind closed doors and at different times. One can be defined as the moon-walkers and the other sun-dwellers. Both have their own idea of what the other is and with that comes the legends of what could happen if anyone is left after the doors close.This story is only 37 pages long but don’t let that fool you. This is a very nice & descriptive story. The au [...]

    7. This story caught my attention from the beginning and kept me turning the pages until I finished it. I really enjoyed the style of writing. Some of the scenes had unique words that I enjoyed reading. The Way life was forever is about a girl, named Lyra, who lives in a settlement underground. Her settlement only comes out at night because of fear of the Sun-dwellers (flesh-eating people.) When her little sister decides she wants to break away and see the sun Lyra has to run and find her before th [...]

    8. So, I understand that it was a short story, and that short stories should be fast paced if you want o fit all that you want in that story, but for my taste it was incredibly fast paced, and I like fast paced stories that will keep my interest. Another thing that I thought was ridiculous was that the main character, a girl, had instant feelings for a guy she just met, and was supposed to be against. Also the guy just comes right out and says I want to kiss you. Really? If I were her, I would be l [...]

    9. I want more of this world that Mrs. Corp created here.The writing is smooth and enchanting that'll hook you. Dystopians are becoming big right now and if you're a fan of them then this is a must read.I want to know how this world became to be. How the people we read about became afraid of living out when the sun was high and how they became scared of these supposed "Sun-dwellers". How Lyra's world became this way. Along with Perseus, how did they become afraid of the night.The romance is sweet ( [...]

    10. I thought this short story was really good! For being a short story there was a nice plot and had a neat insight to what an alternative world would look like. I just wish the author would have made this into a novel. I could have seen this being a really cool book and could have really developed into something really awesome.

    11. Meh.It wasn't terrible. The writing was sort of pretty, but, in a story with no world building, no plot, barely any character development and the quickest insta-love in the history of YA, there's only so much a sort of pretty writing can do. With a few more pages, this story would've actually been good.

    12. I loved the idea for this story, it was really cool. The characters frankly were not. Also, the romance was so unbelievable, as was most of the story. If this would have been a 300 page book and it worked up to the romance and everything, I think it could be better.

    13. Oh my lord I love LOVE LOOOVE this idea. Unfortunitly it was ruined by being a short story. It could have been drawn out to be so so sooo much more. Chapters and chapters of mystery until the big reveal. Sigh oh well an amazing short story. A wonderful idea I’ve never even dreamed of. And a free Ebook :) The writing itself annoyed me here and there though with the random fancy words that seemed overdone. Again WHY WHY WHY is this only a short story? The author screwed her big seller.

    14. Good entertainment for the YA readerPleasant story line that depicts today's teens. High school woes, foster homes, and bullies getting a taste of their own. Supernatural gifts play into the story that is very surprising but believable, good fun!

    15. I LOVED this book. Favorite quotes sum it up."Come on, before the sun-dwellers get you and eat the flesh from your bones.""Tonight is especially fine. The delicate rustle of leaves permeates the air as the warm wind brushes against us, its caress made sweeter by the knowledge that at any moment the temperature will plummet.""As we walk, Quil's fine, shiny hair lifts in the breeze and scatters about her like the gossamer strands of a spider's web blowing gently in the moonlight. The soft tendrils [...]

    16. **3.5 stars**Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions.Sundwellers are nasty evil monsters that eat the flesh off of human bodies Or at least that’s what the main character, Lyra has been told all her life. Moonwalkers are creatures that survive off the blood of humans Or at least that’s what Perseus has been told his whole life.Each night both creatures’ lands lock themselves up so the other “monsters” don’t come and attack at night. One night, Lyra’s sister wanted to go talk t [...]

    17. URG! Book, I am extremely confused right now! On one hand, I LOVED the writing style. It reminded me a bit of Hunger Games and how Suzanne Collins wrote. (Yeah, that's a pretty big compliment coming from me, the Hunger Games junkie)And, the plot was interesting. But this sentence, people, is where I start the 'on the other hand'The story's short. There, I said it. It is waaay to short, though. If Carey Corp had made this into a full blown book, oh my gosh I'd have loved it. But the teensiness of [...]

    18. EDIT Review:Based on the original review, there was a gap missing in-between when they find her cousin, and when she became pregnant. I was confused for a second because I didn't know how they ended up in that place. Maybe if that "gap" had been filled, readers would enjoy the short story more. I changed my rating to 5 because, overall, it was a terrific story! (thumbs up goes here)ORIGINAL Review:~Contains a little bit of a spoiler;)~This Would have been a 5 IF it had been a bit longer. Other t [...]

    19. I thought that this was a really beautiful short story. It's about two sides of life: Light and Dark. The Dark are called the Moonwalkers and they live there life completely in darkness. Well, they have artificial lights. It reminds me if City of Ember in that way. They fear the Sun-dwellers, which are the Light side. They have never experienced darkness before. As you can imagine, the Moonwalkers are quite pale and the Sun-dwellers are dark. Carey Corp has a beautiful writing style that I fell [...]

    20. I knew it was going to be short, I knew it was more or less flash fiction. But this was painful. This wasn't a story, this was a story idea. This was an outline for a story that maybe, could have been a decent read. Potential.For however long these people had been separated from one another, for all the fear and misunderstanding they had about one another, the girl and guy, which I can't even recall their names it was so unforgettable, sure did fall into each others arms without any problems. Th [...]

    21. Another short book for me. I think this is really helping me to find my way out of this reading funk (nightmare) I've been dealing with. Hooray!Lyra has been told all of her life that she has to be back in the vault that her people live in before sunrise, otherwise she will be eaten by sundwellers. Perseus has been told all of his life that he has to be back in his repository before nightfall or the moondwellers will drink his blood. Spoilers in the rest of the reviewThis is a really, really goo [...]

    22. Man I was so excited to read this as I thought the story sounded amazing. I didn't realize it was a short story which is fine if it is good. This however was not. I mean if the author would have spent some time actually developing a story and made it a novel length it might have been good but was just like here everything happens the end. They moonwalker who is left outside and the sundweller who finds her are instantly in love and cannot live without each otherre. My biggest issue though is why [...]

    23. Beautifully written novella about forbidden love.Two societies live in vaults and are warned of each other. One colony only comes out at night, dubbed moonwalkers, and the other society only comes out during the day, called sun-walkers. Otherwise, each society spends their time inside a protective vault where they live in fear throughout either the day or night. Once Lyra, a moonwalker, misses the locking of her colony's vault, she is found by sun-walkers, and that's when the story takes a turn. [...]

    24. I would not really recommend this book for anyone. Sure, I liked it a little, but it was quite short, and also kind of boring. And I didn't really understand Lyras or Perseus' personality. It didn't really have feeling. And I don't really understand how they felt that immediate connection. Again, it was really described well. Another thing I didn't get about this book, was how Lyra was automatically pregnant like that. There wasn't even an epilogue, it was just a paragraph in like 9 months. And [...]

    25. At first I thought this sounded like All Summer in a Day but it actually wasn't. Maybe more like City of Embersbut the people do go up to land just only at night. Lyra & Quil are sister who are night-dweller. Their society lives underground & closes their vaults at dawn. Quil is curious about the day-dweller but Lyrakeeps reminding her how, according to legend, the day-dweller eat night-dwellers. During the gathering season Quil decides to stay out & watch the sun-rise but Lyra catch [...]

    26. Too short and rushed!The author had such a beautiful idea with this book but I think it fell seriously short. Everything just happened with no struggle and with outlandish and super cheesy coincidences that made me want to throw my kindle across the room. I think this book needs to be seriously expanded. Allow Lyra and Percy time to actually fall in love. maybe instead of Percy and Lyra running away together they return home and have to struggle to see each other again because everyone will try [...]

    27. This story was okay, and only okay. I read this during class - I think this shows how short it is. The concept was totally cool, but the character development sucked big time. None of the characters were emphasized very much, so no you will not get attached to anyone in the story. The meeting of the two 'lovers' SUCKEDSUCKEDSUCKED. Ugh I can not express.ey sound so in love and so 'in tune' and whatever but they've only met for a few hours I HATE THAT. Maybe it's because I'm not a romantic but st [...]

    28. I was intrigued by this book to say the least. There are two groups of people the daywalkers who supposedly eat human flesh and the nightwalkers wo supposedly drink blood. When two people from the opposing groups meet and fall for each other in the span of 24 hours they learn the truth about each other.I enjoyed the story line. I felt like it was too rushed and it needed to be fleshed out more. I get the general idea behind the book but I need more answers than I got at the end. It ends really a [...]

    29. While I do love the story and ideas in this short story, I don't believe they were executed well. It was a bit predictable but still a good story that could have been developed more. This short story has so much potential to be a novel but obviously was not written as one which is disappointing because I was just getting to know and love the characters. I would have loved to see deeper into these characters minds and also would have loved to see more of this colony in the forest - how it came to [...]

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