The Lying Planet

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LyingPlanet.jpgThe Lying Planet (Entangled Publishing, 2016) by Carol Riggs got buried in my TBR pile, which really was a shame as I enjoyed this sci-fi novel very much.

Jay Lawton can't wait to move out of Sanctuary, one of the colonies in a safe zone, when he graduates on his birthday. He's sure he and his girlfriend, Aubrie, will test well and both go to Promise City. He's hoping he might earn a cloudskimmer. Then the two can be free of parental supervision and explore the planet. The genomide poisoned body of the banished Mick Garinger is just a reminder to keep doing well with studies, community service, and work in this post-war life on the planet Liberty.

But one night Jay forgets his evening pill and stumbles on a heart-stopping truth--the adults are not who they say they are! Aubrie won't believe him, but other friends do. Now instead of wanting to get the highest score out of the Testing Machine, Jay and the others need to do what they can for a low score and get banished. Plus they need to convince the other seventeen-year-olds, especially Aubie, of their impending danger.

You can read chapter one here and find out more about Carol's other books here.

I'm not sure I could handle this story in movie form...

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