Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cerulean Dreams by Dan O'Brien

Orion, the last city of men. Deep within the desert, a secret lay waiting. Young women found dead in the street. A corporation that controls the sleep of a populace that never sees the light of day. Alexander Marlowe seeks to unravel the mysteries of Orion as he helps a young girl, Dana, flee the city. The closer they come to the truth, the greater the danger that hunts them. Follow them as they search beyond the boundaries of everything they have ever known for answers.

Alexander Marlowe uses the visor that connects him to the network that runs the city but he doesn't like it.  Most of the surviving humans after the Water Rights War have all inhabited the city and it's a utopia society - or so they would have everyone think.

Marlowe is an investigator - used to be cop. He watches the news and knows that young blonde girls are disappearing but no one seems to care.  He takes it upon himself to investigate and that leads him to Dana.  She tells him the Lurking are coming to get her and she refuses to go.  Marlowe's visor malfunctions and he soon finds himself a wanted man - wanted for the murder of the young girls who have disappeared.

Dana urges Marlowe that they must leave Orion, the city but Marlowe believes they won't exist outside of its walls.  All that is out there is desert but Dana beseeches him.  If they stay, they die. If they go, they die, but she is sure that once the Truth is revealed, it will explain everything.

Vibrant storytelling, a compelling plot and a twisted world set in the future, Cerulean Dreams is a riveting read.   The characters are unique, the suspense twisted, the action packed with adreniline, and the writing will grasp you from the first page. Dystopian and suspense fans will enjoy this one!

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