So This is How it Ends (Avatars, Book 1)

 
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So This is How it Ends (Avatars, Book 1)
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October 10, 2006
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Something was different. She stepped hesitantly out of the subway car, her boots sounding even louder now. What was it? The graffiti. Had that been there before? Emblazoned across the far wall in huge silver letters: The end has come. In New York, Kali wakes to an empty subway car, and an even emptier city. Venus and Gus survive an earthquake in Los Angeles and realize they have to deal with more than just the aftershocks. In Chile, Tigre finds himself in an unfamiliar jungle, and strangely not alone. And Amon, in Egypt, can see his path but is blind to the full picture. They are suddenly trapped in a deserted world, five teenagers with no hope of escape. Why have they survived? What force—or intelligence—connects them? Drawn inexorably toward one another, they only know their future involves an experience outside anything they could have imagined. Fantasy newcomer Tui T. Sutherland creates a future in which teens have the power to complete the destruction of Earth—or to save it.

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It's the end of the world as we know it, and five teenagers are feeling anything but fine. They've been plucked from their lives in 2012 and thrown ahead 75 years into the future. They aren't your usual teenagers, either. Kali has survived a number of disasters. Tigre has an affinity with animals and runs without a goal during the storms that dog him. Venus is a wildly popular pop star who got her start as a preteen. Gus, orphaned at 14, lives with his older brother in Los Angeles. The fifth teenager, Amon, has always known just how special he is. All five are drawn together from around the world for a special purpose. Gus, however, is the monkey wrench in the mix. He was never intended to be an avatar, but has become one nevertheless. Sutherland is an innovative and eloquent writer, creating complex characters and handling a complicated plot told from different perspectives with ease.
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