Sneak A Peek Saturday: GATED by Christine Parker

Sneak a Peek Saturday is a feature that I like to indulge in because I cannot wait to read the tasty tid bits that are put out there for us ravenous readers to enjoy. 

This week I have selected GATED by Christine Parker for my lovely sneak peek. The premise of this novel sounds dark and disturbing while featuring a protagonist that has many difficult choices before her. I am interested to see what this world will bring and how it will fit in with life as we know it. For your sneak peek, just click on the book cover below and read the first twenty pages.


by Christine Parker
ISBN-13: 978-0449815977
Publisher: Random House books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
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Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.


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