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  • Paperback
  • 454 pages
  • Genesis
  • Lara Morgan
  • English
  • 27 June 2019

10 thoughts on “Genesis

  1. Nomes Nomes says:

    I loved this.There s a great vibe to this book which doesn t sag in momentum the plot kept moving forward making it an energetic and captivating read The prose is just lovely, clean and fresh, I m a fan.I adore Rosie Mostly, I love that she stuffs things up a fair bit She does things she s not supposed to she s not always thinking straight I love teens and people who have the best of intentions but somehow still manage to screw up and fudge their way along Ultimately, she s one toug I loved this.There s a great vibe to this book which doesn t sag in momentum the plot kept moving forward making it an energetic and captivating read The prose is just lovely, clean and fresh, I m a fan.I adore Rosie Mostly, I love that she stuffs things up a fair bit She does things she s not supposed to she s not always thinking straight I love teens and people who have the best of intentions but somehow still manage to screw up and fudge their way along Ultimately, she s one tough girl that I care oh so immensely about She s inventive, and a strong protag You will love her Pip I ll add him to the top of my crush worthy list of fictional characters He is just done so well I can t pigeon hole him at all He s a Feral and not what you expect and he keeps not being what you expect until you kinda don t know what to expect any He s funny, clever, hot, mischievous and infuriating.I was initially caught up by the mystery of the box, and how Rosie opens it and triggers a domino chain of events of seemingly never ending catastrophic events kinda like this run on sentence Then, the plot deepens, and twists and gradually I found myself invested not just in the story that was unfolding, but the characters by the end, i was deeply invested in all the main characters lives They have such intriguing histories and painful pasts and there s secrets, mysteries, and most of all a huge betrayal Ouch.There s torture and freaky stuff going down on Mars and other sci fi stuff that I can t coherently relate but made sense when I read it, haha It s 500 years in the future half set in Australia, then space and finally on Mars.Boys will love this too Plus, it would make an ideal classroom read One of those non boring high school texts that will captivate and spark a whole range of discussion and debate.It s the first in a series I m really hanging out to see what happens next, hey


  2. Reynje Reynje says:

    3.5 starsI ve lost count of the number of times I ve walked by this book without giving it so much as a second glance, so I m a little late in making the discovery that this book is completely rad and excellent Yes, rad I don t give out that kind of praise easily And shame on me for ignoring this book Genesis was an ideal book to break out of my genre comfort zone, a smooth step into speculative science fiction after a glut of contemporary and dystopian reads Lara Morgan s depiction of 3.5 starsI ve lost count of the number of times I ve walked by this book without giving it so much as a second glance, so I m a little late in making the discovery that this book is completely rad and excellent Yes, rad I don t give out that kind of praise easily And shame on me for ignoring this book Genesis was an ideal book to break out of my genre comfort zone, a smooth step into speculative science fiction after a glut of contemporary and dystopian reads Lara Morgan s depiction of Newperth was vivid while the writing is not heavily descriptive, reading the book was quite a visual experience Morgan has some seriously imaginative ideas for her future world and I loved the direction she took with the Melt and the division of Perth into the Old City, the Banks and Central, and the socio economic repercussions for the residents I particularly liked the portrayal of life for the Bankers the squalor and the noise and the bustle really came to life on the page However, for me the real strength of this book lies in the pacing it is tightly written and the tension mounts consistently Even though Genesis weighs in at over 400 pages, it s still quite a brisk read, with punchy chapters and cliffhangers drawing you quickly through the story Morgan also weaves in some good twists and turns, keeping the plot engaging and the stakes high It also helps that the characters are well drawn and interesting Rosie herself is a resilient, inventive sixteen year old, who is still vulnerable and makes mistakes I liked her blend of intelligence and street smarts, while still being a relatable teenage girl Rosie s dynamic with dreadlocked, blue eyed Feral, Pip, is brilliant Their interactions felt believable and true to their characters, and I couldn t help but smile each time he showed up except, of course, when bad things were happening Pip While I did read this book in a bit of a frenzy, flipping pages because I needed to know what was going to happen to next, I will say that I did prefer the setting of the first part of the book If you ve read this, hopefully you ll pick up what I mean here While the latter setting was intriguing, I preferred the believability of the former, and found it easier to immerse myself in During the later stages of the book I wasinvested in the characters than particularly fascinated by the world they were in Also, I don t feel qualified to comment here on the science used in the book, or how Genesis stands up against other young adult spec sci fi, but frankly, I was far too busy being entertained to care I wasn t distracted by questioning the world or the premise as I have done with other futuristic fiction The story and the characters were strong enough to keep me thoroughly engaged in the prose Having now been suitably chastised for making a baseless assumption that this wouldn t be the type of book for me, I will definitely read the second book without hesitation, and look forward to the next instalment in the Rosie Black Chronicles


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    I loved itFive hundred years into the future, the world is a different place The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the Centrals the have nots, the Bankers and the fringe dwellers, the Ferals.Rosie Black is a Banker When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery A mysterious organisation wants it and will kill to get it.Forced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run But who can sh I loved itFive hundred years into the future, the world is a different place The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the Centrals the have nots, the Bankers and the fringe dwellers, the Ferals.Rosie Black is a Banker When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery A mysterious organisation wants it and will kill to get it.Forced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run But who can she trust Pip, the too attractive Feral, or the secretive man he calls boss From Earth to Mars, Rosie must learn the secrets of the box before it s too late.I love anything to do with futuristic space travel and dystopian worlds, so when the publisher contacted me about reading this I got straight to it I am so glad I had the opportunity as this novel is a fantastic story following the journey of a 16 year old girl living 500 years into the future where the human population is slowing dying due to a mysterious disease carried by mosquitoes It goes by the name MalX which seems to be a reference to the widespread Malaria disease Not much is known about how it was born but when Rosie finds a unique box, things are put into motion which travels the planets and takes away everything she has ever known or cared about And it looks like MalX is the cause of it all I like Rosie She s honest and most of the time, smart She is a typical teenager in that she feels things she wishes she didn t and the lines between right and wrong are a little blurred She s defiant almost to the last and then when the walls break, everything comes flooding out Her life isn t easy and she doesn t make excuses, just tries to deal with it the best way she can Pip, her friend is caught up in the game being played as much as she is, probablyso We don t learn a lot about him until later on in the piece which adds great suspension to a lot of the scenes There are feelings that grow between them and being the sucker for a good love story this was the only place I felt Genesis was lacking Give meawkwardness Give mebutterflies There was still enough there to keep me happy though The supporting characters were great also Aunt Essie would have to be the coolest Aunt around She s a pilot, has short spiky hair, listens to what Rosie has to say and understands what she s feeling I m glad that it seems we ll be seeing a whole lotin the sequel Riley was someone I wish we d gotten to know a bit better His past actions don t reflect too well on him though his most recent ones were commendable Yuang was the perfect baddy Let s just leave it at that So if you can t tell already I m looking forward to the sequel Equinox No idea when it s to be released but I m wishing for it not to be too far away Hopefully this series will be released internationally so everyone out there will get a chance to go on this journey also If you can get a hold of Genesis make sure you do It looks like it s going to develop into an amazing series The Rosie Black Chronicles 1 Genesis 2 Equinox date T.B.A


  4. YA Reads Book Reviews YA Reads Book Reviews says:

    Life s not easy in Rosie Black s world.The Melt has devastated the earth and sunken all the coastal cities and forced society into a crippling caste system of the haves, The Centrals and the have nots, The Bankers As a Banker, Rosie and her dad struggle to survive after the shattering loss of Rosie s mother to the MalX disease.The world as Rosie Black knows it is very different from the one we know today, and the contents of a seemingly harmless little box are about to turn that world upsid Life s not easy in Rosie Black s world.The Melt has devastated the earth and sunken all the coastal cities and forced society into a crippling caste system of the haves, The Centrals and the have nots, The Bankers As a Banker, Rosie and her dad struggle to survive after the shattering loss of Rosie s mother to the MalX disease.The world as Rosie Black knows it is very different from the one we know today, and the contents of a seemingly harmless little box are about to turn that world upside down.The box contains a secret, one so incriminating that the powerful Helios corporation will stop at nothing to get back in their possession But they re not the only ones who want to get their hands on it As it becomes clear that Rosie and her family s safety is in jeopardy she finds herself on the run without knowing who exactly she s running from or to where As she falls into the web of the schemes and plots of others, Rosie must put her trust in Pip, a shady and much too attractive Feral the outcasts of society and his boss Riley, a man who keeps his cards, and true identity, close to his chest.Rosie soon realizes that the situation is bigger than all of them as they race to Mars to put a stop to actions that could have devastating consequences.Genesis is the very impressive first book in the Rosie Black Chronicles, Lara Morgan s first foray into young adult fiction Morgan s dystopia paints a bleak picture of a society where the people are on the one hand, living in gleaming skyscrapers, making progress in medicine, technology and the colonization of Mars, yet at the same time the other half are struggling in poverty and desperation.The story is gripping and complex as we uncover the layers of conspiracy and hidden agendas within Helios and to what extent each character has played a part in these schemes Genesis at times had a very Hunger Games feel, not just with a strong female like Rosie but also with the author s no holds barred approach to certain characters.Like all good villains the one in Genesis is not only not apparent at first, but also has motives that sound logical but are obviously misguided Our villain is also cold and ruthless, but needed a bitexplanation into what made him so, which will hopefully be seen in the next book.To balance out the breathless action, we see Rosie as well as Pip battle with their emotions as they come to terms with their pasts and the current circumstance they find themselves in The relationships between characters felt very organic and believable, and not just in the romantic sense But, behind Pip s demeanor and endless, obnoxious flirting could there be real feelings Genesis is fabulous novel that takes on the dystopia sci fi concept and does it well We have a strong female lead in Rosie and plenty of unresolved issues and feelings to take us through to the next book


  5. Bec Bec says:

    I will be reviewing this book in full in the first 2011 edition of Viewpoint journal, however in the meantime, here is a teaser I met Lara when I moderated one of her panels at this years AussieCon4 and she spoke about creating the world the The Rosie Black Chronicles are set in Knowing nothing really about the book at the time it wasn t out yet I was intrigued by the concept of the world that Lara had created This is a futuristic land, clearly set post global warming Water is a precious co I will be reviewing this book in full in the first 2011 edition of Viewpoint journal, however in the meantime, here is a teaser I met Lara when I moderated one of her panels at this years AussieCon4 and she spoke about creating the world the The Rosie Black Chronicles are set in Knowing nothing really about the book at the time it wasn t out yet I was intrigued by the concept of the world that Lara had created This is a futuristic land, clearly set post global warming Water is a precious commodity and citizens have fallen into the divisions of Centrals the wealthy Bankers the have nots and Ferals self descriptive.Rosie Black is a Banker has already lost her mother to the terrible MalX disease, a ravaging sickness that plagues the citizens of earth causing them to die slowly and painfully Since her mother s death, Rosie has hunted the streets for items of value that she can sell to ensure another days survival for herself and her father But one day she finds something that hasvalue to some that Rosie can ever imagine, and she is instantly snared in a web of conspiracy and deceit.This is quite an energetic book, with strong characters and a carefully plotted setting There are some moments in the narrative where I felt a touch a predictability, but overall I think this makes a refreshing change from the same same fantasy that is swamping our shelves at the moment Genesis could potentially see readers swinging back to afuturistic sci fi and away fromtraditional romantic fantasy


  6. Kate Forsyth Kate Forsyth says:

    A gripping, suspenseful science fiction tale for young adults with a strong Australian feel, I m betting this one will be a winner Set in what feels like a future day Perth Lara grew up in Western Australia and now lives in Geraldton , with a sidetrip to Mars, Genesis is filled with lots of lovely neologisms like pyroflex and digibook which I can see entering the popular lexicon I m putting this on my son s pile to read I think he d enjoy it too.


  7. Alli Alli says:

    Rosie Black starts her adventure almost by accident.Its based 500yrs into the future after the Melt where humans are apt at space travel and have even managed to form colonies on Mars and hotels in space.Its not really explained what the Melt was but you can figure it has to do with global warming Society on Earth is still classed according to wealth and Rosie who is from the poor part of town who has a friend, Juli, in the richer part of town like to go poking around the ruins in the outskir Rosie Black starts her adventure almost by accident.Its based 500yrs into the future after the Melt where humans are apt at space travel and have even managed to form colonies on Mars and hotels in space.Its not really explained what the Melt was but you can figure it has to do with global warming Society on Earth is still classed according to wealth and Rosie who is from the poor part of town who has a friend, Juli, in the richer part of town like to go poking around the ruins in the outskirts where it a bit dangerous but where small treasures can be found to trade for food money This is where Rosie s trouble begins as she finds something that holds a great secret that many people have been looking for.The story was set up quite well and it was mostly fast paced.I did find at times the character Rosie to be a bit naive, especially towards the end where she is running from danger and is warned not to do certain things but does them kind of without thinking and then it puts her in further danger andrunning You would think after being on the run for a good portion of the book she would realise that she needs to think before acting. but ah well There is a hint of romance through out the book, this isn t the main story line and I found that quite refreshing it meant there was very little self sacrafice for the man woman you just met and are barely friends with It was mostly written from Rosie s point of view but there were some small chapters that were sporadically placed that were from another characters point of view eg Riley or Pip and I would have liked a bitto understand where these characters decisions to do what they were doing were coming from There was also a brand new character, Nerita, thrown in towards the end that maybe should have shown up earlier as I was wondering where she popped up from..Overall this book was a good read, easy to follow and mostly fast paced.I think its for readers that enjoyed the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld as it did have a little bit of that vibe throughout the book


  8. Kauri Tree Kauri Tree says:

    Why I decided to read this book I decided to read this book because it was recommended to me by a friend and I thought it would be interesting to read as it ties into the topic we have been studying this term social injustice The cover also attracted my attention as it was black and white, contrasting the differences in society.Category Despite the fact that I said that this book ties into the social injustice, I decided that his category fits in with a science fiction or fantasy book , becau Why I decided to read this book I decided to read this book because it was recommended to me by a friend and I thought it would be interesting to read as it ties into the topic we have been studying this term social injustice The cover also attracted my attention as it was black and white, contrasting the differences in society.Category Despite the fact that I said that this book ties into the social injustice, I decided that his category fits in with a science fiction or fantasy book , because it is a futuristic novel with Mars and rockets, etc.Favourite quote and why The best quote in my opinion from Genesis is for the first time he wished he was back up on Earth He couldn t think straight up here This quote really interested me because it showed the contrast and the differentiation of the two planets.What I learned I learned that you shouldn t take things for granted as it says above in the quote above The full novel, however, also shows that you shouldn t take things for granted because the plot makes it clear about social injustice and how we are lucky right now to all be equal Character or setting that was interesting and why I found that the setting inside the giant space pod was really interesting because the futuristic theme was different to what I normally read and imagine The description and the setting inside the pod intrigued me because I don t usually read dystopian fantasy books.I really liked this book overall but I think that the dystopian fantasy genre put me off a little, although that s really just my taste


  9. Scarlett Scarlett says:

    Being a huge fan of all things dystopian I absolutely adored Genesis It is such a great read.I loved Rosie and she is such a kick butt chick I could definitely readbooks about her, which I look forward to doing so.I loved Pip, he was a very cool guy and I just loved him too.I think the idea that global warming has already happened in Genesis was a really interesting twist and just the entire idea about water being scarce seems kinda scary and completely new.I think it was also nice to re Being a huge fan of all things dystopian I absolutely adored Genesis It is such a great read.I loved Rosie and she is such a kick butt chick I could definitely readbooks about her, which I look forward to doing so.I loved Pip, he was a very cool guy and I just loved him too.I think the idea that global warming has already happened in Genesis was a really interesting twist and just the entire idea about water being scarce seems kinda scary and completely new.I think it was also nice to read a book set in Australia as so many of the books I read these days are set in the Northern Hemisphere.I definitely recommend Genesis for those of you who are fans of the dystopian genre It s well worth a read


  10. Patrick Patrick says:

    This book was a great book if there weren t so many try hard YA comments that made the book awkward and laughably funny Indirect Quote I can t be bothered finding it I bet he Pip was putting on all that hand holding stuff anyway Now, who would say that at the age of 16 Also, if you re reading this book to read about a futuristic society, don t bother because you won t find anything past the blurb.


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Genesis Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the Centrals the have nots, the Bankers and the fringe dwellers, the FeralsRosie Black is a Banker When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery A mysterious organisation wants it and will kill to get itForced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run But who can she trust Pip, the too attractive Feral, or the secretive man he calls boss From Earth to Mars, Rosie must learn the secrets of the box before it s too late


About the Author: Lara Morgan

Lara Morgan writes for both adults and teens and is the author of The Twins of Saranthium series and The Rosie Black Chronicles She lives in a coastal town in Western Australia called Geraldton which is a long way from most places and too close to others Her mission is to rid the world of tea, one cup at a time This is going quite well.