- Goodreads Synopsis -
soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.
Immerse yourself into the icy cold world of this scorching hot new novel.
In No Plain Rebel, Felix finds out the truth.
Or so he thinks. He’s trying to come to terms with that, as well as with the fact that the Clockmaster’s shack has been discovered by his fellow-soldiers, but he can’t exactly concentrate. The match girl’s fiery curls appear before his eyes every ten seconds, distracting him, and then he starts talking to her in his head.
Because she’s no longer there.
The Stadium is looming in the distance.
It’s ten heartbeats to midnight.
"He doesn't just discover his heart that day; he also finds a way to make the clock work. It will beat like his heart."
No Plain Rebel is the second book in the No Ordinary Star series by M.C. Frank. Frank's books just keep getting better and better! I enjoyed No Plain Rebel more than the first book, only because I understood the story better at this point and everything really starts to make sense! You find out so much in this book and EVERYTHING finally starts to come together.
"You can't predict the course your life will take. That's the beauty of it."
After No Ordinary Star the characters are all familiar with one another and know what they have to do. The clockmaster passed down a huge task to Felix, the soldier, when he died and by now we should all know what that task is! Felix has to take over the clockmasters job and make the clock for the year 2525. The world depends on this clock and Felix does not have to face this task alone. Felix met Astra in the first book and the two are slowly growing on one another. While working together on the clock and uncovering the history of the clockmaster, the two find out some shocking news about themselves. Did Felix and Astra actually come from a family? In the future no one has familes and people are specifically created. So if the two had families.. what happened to them and what does the clockmaster know about it?
It is really awesome watching Felix and Astra grow as characters and uncovering the clockmaster's secrets. It was as if each page had a new secret on it that shocked me! You will never guess who Felix's and Astra's parents are! Felix also proves to have true friends that agree to stand with him in his plan to save the world. You will have to read for yourself to figure out who his true friends are and who his family is! This series will take you on the ride of your life! This is definitely a series that you do not want to miss out on. Frank took me out of my bedroom and into this amazing, magical world. If I could see any book becoming a movie, it would definitely be this one!
M.C. Frank is so creative and has written a truly amazing series. When I think about the characters and the world, I can not help but smile. We see a bit more of Karim, another soldier, in this book and I enjoy that. Karim is slowly becoming a favorite of mine. It is also awesome to see Felix become more and more himself as Astra helps him slowly get off those pills.
I could talk about this book forever! Everything from the pills controlling people to families being nonexistent is just all so unique. Everything in this book is so creative and just so different that it is messing with my mind. I am so mind boggled over this book and everything that has happened so far in it that I am at a loss of words and now feel like I am just rambling on. So I guess I will wrap this up and just say that everyone needs this series in their life. I am dying for book three of this series because book two left me really wanting more. This book ended with what just might be the biggest cliffhanger I have ever experienced!