Sand Runner by Vera Brook

Sand Runner

byVera Brook

Kobo ebook | June 2, 2017

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"Designed for YA readers, yet reaching for a broad audience, Sand Runner is a top-notch read, especially for those dedicated fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner." — Publishers Daily Reviews

"Swift pace and passionate characters." — Kirkus Reviews

Welcome to the No Limits Race.

In the near future, 16-year-old Kaiden Reed makes a bold and dangerous decision to enter the most brutal sports competition on the planet. One in which he will undergo a radical upgrade and become a new kind of athlete and a new kind of hero.

Part human. Part machine.

All Kai wants is a shot at a better life and to impress the girl of his dreams. But the stakes in the Race are higher, and the choices tougher, than Kai ever imagined. The physical challenges are just the beginning.

Ten days. Ten contenders. One winner.

Does Kai have what it takes to compete? How far will he go to win? And should he trust the person who recruited him in the first place - or is she using him to carry out a bold and dangerous agenda of her own?

"I was so gripped by this story that I read it at every opportunity I could get. The excitement kept building and didn’t let up until the very end." — Cranky-TBC (Goodreads review)

"It has the makings of a great series." — Natalie (Goodreads review)

"If you're at all into The Hunger Games and other YA books published in the last decade, you should do yourself a favor and get this book. It's an easy, exciting read that will keep you reading until the end. It certainly did for me." — Mattias (Goodreads review)

Don't miss this gripping new series. Get your copy of Sand Runner now.

Title:Sand RunnerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 2, 2017Publisher:Vera BrookLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I believe this book is a very well suited story for the young adult readers and anyone that enjoys dystopian novels. Sand Runner is a Young Adult, Science Fiction novel written about a boy named Kaiden Reed. Kai enters a running competition only to get a kiss from Sara, a girl he is infatuated with. He finishes first and receives his prize but then is invited to compete in the No Limits Race, a race featuring ten runners on ten various tracks in as many days as possible. The prize this time is much grander than a kiss. It provides a life of luxury. Kai is sure that if he wins that race, then he can impress Sara enough to be with him. Emily Starr trains Kai for the race. She is an agent. Kai has to give up his human form by going through an operation becoming half human and half machine. The two follow a journey where many unpredicted events occur and things become not what they seem. I particularly enjoyed the teenage factor in the story. The author did not miss the element of understanding that above everything else, the dialogues and the nature of the personalities have to remain true to the age of the characters. Many authors miss this factor and so I was pleasantly satisfied with Sand Runner. I could not help myself but think how some aspects of the book was similar to The Hunger Games, where it is like a reality show and people do not see what goes on behind the scenes. The literature standard was perfectly suited for the genre and the layout of the chapters, paragraphs and the format structure for the book was very well thought through. I believe that everything set aside, meaning his backstory; Kai, in particular, was a very well written character. I also enjoyed how twisted Emilie’s character was portrayed. The fact that the contenders had to choose and risk their lives transforming their own nature to something else just to participate in a race, fully knowing that they may not even win was very intriguing to me. I believe this book is a very well suited story for the young adult readers and anyone that enjoys dystopian novels. Written by Jeyran Main
Date published: 2017-05-15