The Grower's Gift (Progeny of Time #1)

The Grower s Gift Progeny of Time The future is bleak in the year The planet is in chaos and the weather patterns have completely shifted turning most of the world into an uninhabited wasteland The rich and powerful of North Ame

  • Title: The Grower's Gift (Progeny of Time #1)
  • Author: Vanna Smythe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • The future is bleak in the year 2102 The planet is in chaos and the weather patterns have completely shifted, turning most of the world into an uninhabited wasteland.The rich and powerful of North America have pulled back into the six remaining megacities, erasing all trace of a central government and leaving millions displaced by the environmental crisis to fend for themThe future is bleak in the year 2102 The planet is in chaos and the weather patterns have completely shifted, turning most of the world into an uninhabited wasteland.The rich and powerful of North America have pulled back into the six remaining megacities, erasing all trace of a central government and leaving millions displaced by the environmental crisis to fend for themselves in the dying world Sixteen year old Maya has a gift, a power she thinks can heal the earth and make it habitable again A gift that she must learn to harness The school for the gifted in Neo York is the only place where she can learn to control her power and reach her potential.Yet the school is not what it seems Ran by the ruthless head of the city of Neo York, the school s only objective is to extract the powers of the gifted and then discard them Only Ty, heir to the city, can keep Maya from being destroyed there.But Ty has a secret, and his loyalty to his family has never wavered Will his growing love for Maya be strong enough to save them both

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    1. An engrossing, enjoyable, young adult novel, set in a future world where the earth is dying, survivors struggle to live in the Badlands, and the over privileged live a life of luxury inside protected cities in the Ring. The story follows Maya, a Badlands girl with a gift of making plants grow, as she tries to get to the Ring where she believes there a schools that will help her learn to harness her gift to help save the world. But life in the Ring, and the schools there, are not what she would b [...]

    2. Just imagine living in a dry arid desert area where food is scarce and water is even scarcer. Where plants, specifically, fruits and vegetables are all but nonexistent. Now imagine that you had the power within you to make things grow, you just needed to learn how to master your power. You would probably do all you could in order to help your fellow man by using your gift to grow food, trees, grass etc to help life flourish, right? That is exactly what Maya wants to do and in searching for the a [...]

    3. I am a big fan of Ms. Smythe's 'Anniversary of the Veil' trilogy and therefore I expected good things from her next book. I was right. Other reviews have given plot summaries so I won't repeat those here. I will say that the future where this story is set is both severely apocalyptic and disturbingly plausible at the same time. The characters are well drawn and real, and the plot grabs the reader's attention and keeps it. The author has a particular talent at creating young characters (a few yea [...]

    4. Wow! This book should come with a warning: do not start reading when you have work to do! I started reading this book two nights ago, and without even realizing it, I was completely entranced and struggled to put it down to get to such mundane things as grad school work, sleep, etc.In this book, Smythe takes us on a journey to a future Earth that has been stripped of all remaining resources, barely making it livable. We meet Maya from the "Badlands," so named for the harsh environment and torn l [...]

    5. This book is about a world that we destroyed and then had to find a way to live. Maya has the gift of growing a very useful but feared gift. Ty has a gift that is even more feared but he must not let anyone know he has this gift or someone close to him may destroy him. Maya decides against her parents’ wishes to attend a school in NEO York the new domed city that barely allows people to survive with some comforts. Maya being from the outside is not allow within the city and must find a way to [...]

    6. A YA dystopian future story tackling the consequences of surviving in a world where nature has 'broken. There are some interesting concepts at play here, environment degradation, what happens when there are no predictable seasons anymore and in what ways will plants, animals and humans adapt in order to preserve some kind of balance. An interesting addition to the genre that may well grab some readers attention.

    7. I enjoyed this book so much I have signed up to be told as soon as in series is available good start to hopefully a good series

    8. Wow - okay, so there are so many loose ends at the end of thisry smart. Sequel, anyone? (*Raises hand*)When I first started reading this, I found it a little confusing. The story started right in the middle of things, and there were so many characters and they were all in this world that was completely unfamiliar and it was a little hard to get a grasp on what was going on. A lot of things were not really fully explained - I mean, I get that the wealthy families were the ruling class. But I didn [...]

    9. Wow!! Wow!! Wow!!I had to read barely 5 pages before I was sucked into the world of 2102 with cities made up of the rich and the poor struggling in the BadLands. It isn't hard to imagine, it is how abnormally the world is tilted today as well, with the rich countries and people on one side and the many, many poor languishing on the other!In a world where we now cannot afford to take climatic change as a joke, this book comes as a cruel reminder of what will be our fate if we do not wake up and r [...]

    10. First, I want to say that I was given a free copy of this book to review. I won't summarize the book, since that is in the description of the book, but I will focus on different aspects of the book.Writing: this book is well written with few typographical areas. It flows from one scene to the next and has a continuous story line.Plot: I really like the idea of this plot. Unfortunately, this book is a set up for other books in the series and it takes a while to get to the action. I struggled unti [...]

    11. When i started this, I felt like I started the series in the middle. The story is good (not a stand out but good), but there is absolutely no world building. There are cites covered by domes, but a lot of people live outside the domes. Why are the groups separate? Why is there a dome if people can survive without it? The cities are run by mafia-like families. Were they elected? Did they fight their way to power? Why do certain people have powers, and why does Ty's mother want to study them?For s [...]

    12. Set in a future where the earth is near destruction, the main characters in this story are polar opposites: Ty is genetically engineered to his parents orders and Maya is a gift from nature. Ty lives in the fabricated city -- a city sapping the earth of its resources -- and Maya is surviving with her people in the badlands outside the city. This book would really appeal to a young adult audience but also kept me thoroughly entertained throughout and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest [...]

    13. enjoyable. good characters and developed plots as the start of a series. sure lots of questions to the premise, but a solid world and plot. interesting. characters to love, hate, and some naive enough to annoy.

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