Shannon Mersand


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Smashwords book reviews by Shannon Mersand

  • Beneath the Heavens on March 31, 2012

    A stunning work by young author Christine O'Neill. Beneath the Heavens is just the right mix of mystery and fantasy to keep you guessing and turning the pages. Set in an alternate universe that holds many parallels to our own, there is just enough of the unfamiliar to remind you that you aren't in your own world. With a large cast of characters, Beneath the Heavens leaves your rooting for the whole team. Through careful research and stunning craftsmanship, O'Neill expertly weaves medical information, teen angst, and corrupt government in such a way that you can't help but learn as you read for pleasure. This is a highly recommended read for those who enjoy dystopian societies and alternate realities. With only one preview copy available in our library, students have been scrambling to read the text before its official release. - Shannon Mersand, Yorktown High School Library