Intended audience Heavy on the action violence and technical description and very light on any kind of emotional development it often reads as a videogame on paper But by no means is it a bad thing whatever it tries to do this book does exceptionally well and the end result is an unusually written story that as a lot to offer to its readers Stone Rider paints us a Deadly Fallout (Red Stone Security, horrible picture of Earth a barren bleak environment with very little mercy for its inhabitants The smallest possibility of survival comes from two sources mining or byke racing and ourero Adam chooses the latter The races themselves are extremely dangerous with very low survival rates but the battles begin even earlier The rivalries are often deadly and the bykes themselves are no joke but for most peop 35 starsI don t usually pay too much attention to the comparisons that publishers make when describing books but in the case of Stone Rider Mad Max meets The Road is a very accurate description With a bare bones narrative style Stone Rider tells the story of three riders who take on a no Akshyay Mulberry Vol.One holds barred race across a dessert wasteland for a chance at a better life This is the premise that you understand going in but what I found as I read the book was that the motivations of each rider really went beyond being able to leave the dusty barren wasteland where they live Adam Sadie and Kane are all a little broken and theyave found each other in a place where avoiding people is probably smarter They form a bond that gave Stone Rider that emotional spark that is sometimes missing form post apocalyptic stories but was certainly present in this bookThe world of Stone Rider is extremely brutal Environmental ruin societal breakdown and no real safety from anything gives the reader an idea of why someone might put themselves through such an ordeal when the chances of winning are so slim There is definitely a western feel to this story Bykes replace Como Abrir Mentes Fechadas horses and Adams relationship withis byke certainly echos that which you might find between a cowboy and Devils Gate hisorse While we are primarily following Adam s story I also loved Sadie and Kane They make an unlikely triumvirate but as a very nice twist at the end reveals it seems that they share of a connection that you might think Stone Rider combined thrill a minute action good world building and a compelling story into a debut that fans of grittier post apocalyptic books will definitely enjoy Thanks to Storia Books for sending me this review copy this The Old Myers Place (Halloween, hadn t in any way influenced my rating or my review You can check out my Romanian review on my blog will start off by saying that this book is probably of a 35 stars for me When I first started this book Iad doubts about whether I d like it
of the subject it seemed like it would be too focused on motorcycles and technical stuff which aren t my of tea usually But my expectations were uite exceeded this book turning out to be uite entertainingThis book presents us a very desolate version of our world most people moved to a Sky Base that is described as a paradise while the others are down on earth with few resources and their only way of survival is by working in the mine or joining in a very dangerous ride where the winner could obtain a ticket to the Sky Base and theref I received a #Copy Via The PublisherShort #via the publisherShort I couldn t put this down It wasn t exceptional but it was a lot of fun It wasn t perfect but it made for a great summer readThere is an issue Witcheskin however that I ve noticed regarding this book Stone Rider may be look at as a boy book butonestly there s not a lot of those in Young Adult fiction As a bookseller it s a tough time finding male narrated novels for teenage boys to read because while a lot of them don t mind reading from a female perspective they also Jack Glass have the right to read from a male s perspective As a result whenever a male narrated novel comes along I m pretty content I find that it s auge double standard when people complain about a book being a boy book then turn around and complain about boys not wanting to read girl books Why is it okay to accept the thousands of female narrated books that are admittedly looked on as girl books and expect both genders to read it yet when a male narrated book comes out it feels too much like a boy book If it were up to me every gender would read both gender narrated novels but that can only work if we stop judging books based on the gender of the narrator Okay rant over The portrayal of the girl in this story was awesome She was badass and knew er stuff However she then kind of changed suddenly and inexplicably It was a little ard to believe the love story but I wasn t really reading this for the romance The storyline was occasionally predictable but it was still such a uniue idea that I didn t really mind I didn t think I would enjoy this as much as I did but I was completely into it There were moments where the writing was lyrical and times when I could completely see what the author was trying to say I will probably read whatever David Hofmeyr writes next simply because Me Write Book his writing was so engaging I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a light adventure filled readappy readin. D the dangerous outsider Kane Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all body and soul Only the strongest will surviveThe prize A one way ticket to Sky Base and unimaginable luxuryAnd for a chance at this new life Adam will risk everythin. .
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David Hofmeyr s Stone Rider is the type of book that keeps coming at you and doesn t let up even as you it the end The story is pretty basic To get out of no kind of life on the planet Earth sometime in the future where the air is toxic one needs to win a potentially deadly byke race through a arsh desert landscape Adam the main character as lost plenty and finds Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, heas nothing to lose by entering the race Along the way Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society he must do battle with both inner and outer forces but gets someelp along the wayThe action takes short breaks now and then to allow for world building and character development but the latter two items are really just stop gaps for action There are few moments to catch one s breath in Stone Rider but the action On the First Night of Christmas heavy text does not suffer overly much as this keeps the book streamlined Those looking for a solid world build or character development will be disappointed as there s just enough to keep interest but plenty that goes unanswered The authorimself states in a short interview section at the rear of the book that P.S. Im Pregnant he was going for something that s a bit Westerns ofis youth meets the futuristic of Blade Runner and Mad Max Hofmeyr delivers on that promise in Stone Rider Once you start it s Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, hard to put down and once youit the end well you ll certainly be Cult Science Fiction Films hoping for Note ARC received via Vine in exchange for review Stone Rider is an excellent book that can fit into many genres at one time It s like a western met a dystopian and then decided to create a West Side Storyesue production I ve never read anything like itThe characters are all interesting and surprising At the beginning they may appear to be stereotypical but as the story goes on their depth is revealed However that is not to say that they are extremely well developed The book is written like the old westerns You learn what you need to when you need to and the rest of the book is devoted to the action This could be seen as a flaw but I appreciate that the book is designed to be as sleek as the bykes used in the race around which the plot centersThe flow of the book is amazing The beginning is a little slow but only by comparison to the rest of it That is because Part I takes the time to set up pretty much all you will learn about the world Once you begin Part II it becomes something of a marathon read There is never time to take your breath Do not begin it if youave something else to do in the next few ours There is uite a bit of violence but that is to be expected in a mostly lawless societyIn short Stone Rider is a fun and exciting read In spite of the streamlined storytelling there are many challenging words to elp expand vocabulary for younger readers Since this a book well suited for reluctant readers that is a uge plus Highly recommended *for any upper middle grade reader through to adultsThis review is based upon a complimentary copy provided *any upper middle grade reader through to adultsThis review is based upon a complimentary copy provided the publisher in exchange for an onest review The first thing that caught my eye was the cover for Stone Rider I loved the cracked look of the cover that depicts the Attentions Throbbing hardened landscape of the books setting The title stands out beautifully in stark contrast of color and texture This is such a great cover and so uniue compared to the many YA books out there Now on to the storyWell let s just say that I read this book in one night in one sitting It grabbed my attention immediately and didn t let go until the last page was turned The world that David Hofmeyras created in Stone Rider is extremely uniue and well wrought This setting of the old west meets a futuristic burned out world where the people try to win a pass by winning the Vodden Circuit or earn enough points by winning other smaller races to earn a ticket to Sky Base This is supposedly a man made paradise above earth where the air is clean and the people live MUCH longer It is where everyone left on earth wants to go though no one who Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, has ever earned a ticketas ever come back so the people on earth don t REALLY know what it s like up thereHofmeyr as even included parts of The Rider s Code at the back of the book which I loved as I could refer to that anytime I needed a bit of explanation as to the working of the bykes these incredible biomechanical entities that are passed down from parent to child The way the swing is preformed a kind of deadly sling shot and weapon of choice in this world #And During The Circuitsor #during the circuitsor I found it to all be so fascinating and uniue and yet completely believable This leads to the writing Hofmeyr as a way of writinghis world building characterization and those edge of your seat moments that I really feel made this book work so well I don t think another author could Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version have taken this same conceptworld and made it seem like it actually exists somewhere which isow I felt while reading I loved the characters Adam Sadie and especially KaneAs I knew so little about Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity him ande was such a mystery They each The Doughboys have their own struggles and secrets which made the book that much suspenseful All in all this is one of my favorite books ever and though I don t know yet whether a seuel is comingIonestly feel that it works so perfectly as a stand alone Though as I am a greedy reader of this amaz. In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of El Leonard this inventive debut novel a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road blends adrenaline fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich.
Read & Download ô eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ David HofmeyrIng world that Hofmeyr 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] has built I would most definitely pick up a seuel companion novel or ANYTHING thate writes next I truly believe that everyone should give this book a chance It is so surprising in its depth of emotion and suspenseI just can t recommend Stone Rider enough The beginning of this book was so intriguing that i couldn t Futurity help but be pulled into its pages I keptaving flash backs of Mad Max which made me appreciate Adam s journey even He s one fierce character and it was always an adventure filled with action and danger where Ouija in Suburbia he was concerned I fell completely in love with the world that David created I couldn t imagine being in Adam s shoes and it s no wondere did everything in Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism his power to escape Blackwater Seeing life through I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an Lenora honest review This was an excellent read Touted as a Wild West meets Mad Max Bildungsroman Stone Rider lived up to my expectations Adam lives in a brutal and violent future where you mine the precious commodity at the Earth s core or you race Adam comes from a line of racers men who risk their lives in a dangerous trek across a wasteland reminiscent of the Wild West Expect a vicious and brutal adventure where a boy who thinksis best chance is found in trusting no one learns the importance of friendship and support I liked Adam His biggest weakness is Caz Sanatı his empathy for fellow man and like any good persone pays for that soft spot again and again I loved the way Desire Sensibility he was able to grow as a character but retain the best parts ofimself in the process I also liked the cast of secondary characters Adam s love interest is one tough chick and while she ad er own limitations I found The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green her a lady warrior that I could admire Kane Adam s enigmatic allyowever is the stuff my sometimes still girlish dreams are made of While I am fangirling please don t make the mistake of thinking this is a girl book This is definitely one the guys will appreciate It is fast paced taking readers through the The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice highs and lows of theero s journey and the ending was a coin toss right up until the end There were a lot of corpses littering the desert road of this race and those who didn t die might sometimes wish they Practicing History had Iave already started talking it up to my students giving them the eads up about its summer publication I can t wait until I can get a copy in my classroom library because I know it is going to be a big it with Some Thing Black high school readers of both genders I know myigh school librarian is going to want a copy as well Language and situations are probably grade 9 but I think that blood thirsty middle schoolers will devour it and learn some important lessons about what it means to be tough in the process As an adult reader I found I couldn t put it down Thank you to Delacorte Press for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an McClellans Other Story honest reviewStone Rider was my first dystopian read in a while and Iave to say the read was completely worth it It follows Adam Stone who I immediately loved as a character since the first page He s been through a lot in Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? his life ande s currently living with Leonardo da Vinci his brother Frank Basically in this future world there s a place called Sky Base that is like aaven and everyone wants to go there In order to go there you
Have To Win Enough Pointsto win enough points winning races which is why so many people compete in these deadly racesAdam s older brother used to compete in the races until Enkätboken he injuredimself badly so Adam takes over the racing since Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy he was givenis brother s byke He signs up to participate in the Blackwater Trail race which is the Play Me, Im Yours hardest race there is The winner will automatically get to go to Sky Base because ofow many points the winner gets Sadly so many people don t even make it to the finish line in this race because of Health at Every Size how deadly and scary it isI loved this book Adam was the best main character becausee kept persevering even when things got The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy hard forim Sadie Blood was a cool character too Her father owned the local byke shop and also ran the races for Sky Base so she decided to participate in the race and so did Polvere alla polvere her brother Levi who was a fan favorite However Levi isn t the nicest person Adam also makes two other friends Kane who nobody knows much about becausee just claims e s from the other side and then there s also Nate who is a young boy who I instantly loved He was incredibly innocent and just kept talking about is father and An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery howe was Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy hoping to win the race as well so thate could go to Sky BaseEven though I absolutely loved this book I wish that there was information about ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე how the world got to be the way that it was I didn t exactly know much about Sky Base except for the rumors that the charactersad all eard about so I #Wish There Was About That #there was about that well There was a lot of information on the bykes that everyone rode though and that was incredibly interesting There was even a lot of information in the back of the book which was a super cool element I d definitely recommend giving it a read 35 starsI find the distinction between boy books and girl books to be discriminatory and a tiny bit offensive and yet Stone Rider undeniably aims towards young adult boys as its. And vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better lifeAdam Stone wants freedom and peace He wants a chance to escape Blackwater the dust bowl desert town e grew up in Most of all e wants the beautiful Sadie Blood Alongside Sadie an. ,