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Sunset Rising (Sunset Rising #1) by S.M. McEachern
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

February 2024: Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discover a secret government bio-dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told to turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are grudgingly permitted entry. But the price of admission is high.
283 years later… Life as a slave in the Pit had never been easy, but for seventeen-year-old Sunny O’Donnell it was quickly careening out of control. Her mother was killed in the annual spring Cull, leaving her alone with a father who decided to give up on life. It’s not that she blamed him for grieving, but if they didn’t earn enough credits to keep their place inside the Pit, they would be kicked out into a world still teeming with radiation. That left her to earn the credits for both of them. It didn’t help that her boyfriend, Reyes Crowe, was pressuring her to get married and abandon her father.
Sunny didn’t think life could get any worse, until she was forced upstairs to the Dome to serve and entertain the elite at a bachelor party. That's where she met Leisel Holt, the president's daughter, and her fiancé, Jack Kenner. Now Sunny is wanted for treason. If they catch her, she'll be executed.
She thought Leisel's betrayal was the end for her…but it turns out it was just the beginning.
Sunset Rising is Book One of a series.

Febrero de 2024: Desesperados por encontrar un refugio de la tormenta nuclear, un grupo de civiles descubre una cúpula ecológica secreta del gobierno. Recibidos por una lluvia de balas y diciéndoles que den media vuelta, los frenéticos refugiados se mantienen firmes y a regañadientes les permiten entrar. Pero el precio de la entrada es alto.
283 años después... La vida como un esclavo en el Pit nunca había sido fácil, pero para Sunny O’Donnell de diecisiete años se está saliendo de control. Su madre fue asesinada en la Cull anual de primavera, dejándola sola con un padre que decidió renunciar a la vida. No es que ella lo culpe por hacer duelo, pero si ellos no ganaban los créditos suficientes para mantener su lugar en el interior de el Pit, serían expulsados ​​a un mundo todavía lleno de radiación. Y ahora sólo estaba ella para conseguir créditos para los dos. Y no le ayudaba que su novio, Reyes Crowe, la estuviese presionando para casarse y abandonar a su padre.
Sunny no pensó que su vida podría ser peor, hasta que se vio obligada subir a la Cúpula para servir y entretener a la élite en una despedida de soltero. Ahí es donde conoció a Leisel Holt, la hija del presidente, y a su prometido, Jack Kenner. Ahora Sunny es buscada por traición. Si la cogen, va a ser ejecutada.
Ella pensó que la traición de Leisel era su final... pero resulta que era sólo el comienzo.

S.M. McEachern (also known as Susan) comes from the rocky shores of Canada’s East Coast. As a resident of Halifax during her early adult years, she attended Dalhousie University and earned an Honors Degree in International Development Studies with a focus on ocean development. Throughout her academic studies and early career, Susan had the privilege to work with many developing countries on resource management projects.
Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream for Susan. "Sunset Rising" is her debut novel and the first of many she plans to write.

S. M. McEachern (también conocida como Susan) proviene de las costas rocosas de la Costa Este de Canadá. Como residente de Halifax durante sus primeros años como adulta, asistió a la Universidad de Dalhousie y obtuvo una licenciatura en Estudios de Desarrollo Internacional con un enfoque en el desarrollo oceánico. A lo largo de sus estudios académicos y de carrera, Susan tuvo el privilegio de trabajar con muchos países en desarrollo en proyectos de gestión de recursos.
Convertirse en un autor ha sido un sueño de toda la vida de Susan. "Sunset Rising" es su primera novela y la primera de muchas que planea escribir.

Excerpt from “Sunset Rising”

“Oh, Summer. If you weren’t so picky, you could have been married by now. But whenever a boy is interested in you, you’re suddenly not interested in him. I think you like flirting more than actually having a boyfriend.”
“That’s not true. I just haven’t met the right one yet.”
“Though you do bring up a good point. You’re running out of time.”
Summer could have had her pick of any boy in the Pit. A full head shorter than me, her small stature and delicate limbs gave her an elegant, feminine quality. I always felt large and clumsy next to her.
“You know, we’re always talking about me,” Summer said. “How are you? How’s your dad?”
She might regret asking that question, but I gave her an honest answer. “Dad lost his job yesterday because he didn’t show up for work.”
“Oh, Sunny. What are you going to do?”
I heard sympathy in her voice, and exasperation, too. My father had always been a little self-destructive. My mother had done a fairly good job of protecting me from it, but without her, I was on my own with him. “I told Reyes last night I couldn’t marry him until after the next Cull.”
“You’re postponing? Again?” she asked. “That’s a bit drastic. I’m sure your father can get another job. He’s had a lot of experience in the mines.”
“He’s barely been eating since Mom left, and now he’s too weak to get out of bed.”
“But you’ve put your marriage on hold once before, and I can’t imagine Reyes is happy with postponing again. And you’re not getting any younger, Sunny. You’re almost eighteen. Aren’t you afraid Reyes is going to get fed up with waiting and move on to someone else?”
I had never thought about Reyes being with someone else. We had been together forever. And at our age, it was getting kind of late to go looking for a new partner. Of course he would wait for me. If I gave him enough time, he would eventually understand that my father needed me right now, and I couldn’t leave him.
But there was wisdom in her words. At seventeen, I was middle-aged, and that didn’t bode well for getting approval to have a child. Population control in the Pit was getting stricter all the time. Reyes really wanted a child, but if I was being honest with myself, I didn’t. I guessed that was why I didn’t feel an urgent need to get married right away.

*Traducciones hechas por mí.

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