Thursday, July 1, 2010


Author: Faye and Aliza Kellerman
Publication Date: July 2009
Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Copy provided by: Audible (bought)
Summary (via Goodreads):

Prism takes us to a slightly alternate universe in which medicine and health care do not exist, and in which sick people are allowed to die without any care. Set in New Mexico and California, the novel features three teens who fall through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a field trip. They are plunged into a frightening parallel universe—seven weeks in the past, in which their "normal" worlds of family and high school remain the same…except for the fact that no medicine exists and when people die in the street they are picked up and disposed of.

Why I read this: This was a CYBIL nominee title and was available on Audible - and it was the shortest audiobook I found on there, so I naturally started with this one.
Plot: Wow, I was NOT expecting the plot that came out of this novel. Full of excitement, this book was sort of dystopian, only set in a different world as well. There's a mystery or phenomenon in this story that just blew me away. I don't quite know why, but I really loved the way this book went.
Characters: Kaida was annoying at first but she grew on me. The love interest she meets in the other world was also really interesting and a great male character. A guy you fall in love with when first meeting him.

Relatability: If you've ever been on a field trip, you can relate to at least part of this book, not sure about the rest. :)

Cover Commentary: Kind of boring to be honest.

Rating: 5/5 Roses

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  1. Interesting concept - and no medicine, scary.

  2. Science fiction! Looks good!

    No medicine is a terrifying idea . . .

  3. Just began listening to audio books and started out with a full cast of Graceling. Wow it was spectacular.

    The plot of this does sound intriguing. Hope you enjoyed the audio portion of it as well.

  4. I've heard mixed reviews of Faye's books. Might have to give this one a try though - thanks for the review!

  5. Its my first time hearing about this one.

  6. I've seen prism around, but didn't know what it was about. While it sounds interesting enough I don't think it's my kind of book.


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