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Publisher’s Weekly
Posted: April 28, 2016

Book LaunchA Big Time Launch
Author Jennifer Brody celebrated the release of her YA novel The 13th Continuum at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on April 20, where she signed books and met with attendees, including several celebrities. Here, Brody (l.) displays her novel with actress Challen Cates (Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush). Read Full Article »

The Roanoke Times
Posted: June 12, 2016

The 13th ContinnumAuthor from Roanoke creates intelligent young adult fiction in ’13th Continuum’
Jennifer Brody’s debut young adult novel begins The Continuum Trilogy with a spark that, in the last few pages, ignites into a flame. This author from Roanoke, who now lives in Los Angeles, uses character, plot and setting to weave a wonderful and delightful tapestry of narrative that is split between two main characters: Myra Jackson and Aero Wright. Read Full Article »

Blurbs
Return of the Continuums

“Strong female and male characters join forces to save what’s left of the world, while a subplot of love triangles adds emotional suspense. Classic themes of loyalty in the face of adversity and good vs. evil underpin this plot-driven science fiction adventure. Although this is the second volume of a trilogy, enough backstory is included to allow teens to pick it up without having read the first installment. Fans of The 13th Continuum will not be disappointed with this lively sequel.”
—School Library Journal
“RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS is a riveting, action-packed sequel that kept me up well past my bedtime needing to know how Myra and her friends would survive the dangers of the surface and reach The First Continuum. With plenty of unfolding secrets and an ever-expanding world, this is a series that just gets better and better.”
—Stephanie Diaz, author of the Extraction series
“The follow up novel to The 13th Continuum is nothing less than a home run for author Jennifer Brody. It builds on a fully realized universe, dense with an ingenious mythology, from book one, yet manages to take readers to a whole new world (pun intended!). Be ready to be angry at the ending, though, because it’s going to leave you clamoring for the final chapter in The Continuum Trilogy!”
—Kirby Howell, author of Autumn in the City of Angels
“The pacing and action are noticeably stepped up in this second outing […]
will please fans of the first.”
—Kirkus
“Likeable characters, an intricate world, and imaginative settings combine to make a
satisfying young-adult read in Jennifer Brody’s Return of the Continuums, the second
book of the dystopian Continuum series.”
—Forewords Reviews

Blurbs
The 13th Continuum

“Non-stop excitement and strong world-building combine to make The 13th Continuum a fantastic read for science fiction and dystopian fans alike. The story sucked me in from the very beginning, and had me pulling for Myra and Aero to break free from their very different, but equally oppressive governments. Eagerly awaiting the next in this series!”
—Rysa Walker, author of The Chronos Files
“The books I loved as a YA reader profoundly informed my life. So I’m excited for all who are about to discover The 13th Continuum. Jennifer Brody has brought muscular, propulsive writing and big ideas to bear on an ambitious, dystopian landscape that dares to look past the near horizon. And dares to hope.”
—Mark Ordesky, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings
“Brody writes an intelligent narrative that is entertaining as it is introspective about
the human race, its fate and where we might end up.”
—Roanoke Times
“The 13th Continuum manages to be smart, surprising, and a good time, all at once.
That’s hard magic to pull off , but Jennifer Brody makes it seem easy. Swift and surprising, this novel is such a confident debut. Here’s to many more.”
—Victor LaValle, author of New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil in Silver
“After the Doom, the cataclysmic event that sent people across the globe into bunkerlike Continuums to hide, a thousand years pass as they wait for earth to become inhabitable again. The underwater Thirteenth Continuum is ruled by the Synod and the Church of the Oracle of the Sea, and residents are sacrificed to the Holy Sea. It’s here that Myra Jackson, youngest engineer in the colony, wonders about the world above. Under totalitarian rules and an unforgiving caste system, she and her friends plot to explore the Surface, even though the dangerous trip could mean the end of their lives as they know them. Alternating chapters feature Aero Wright, a captain who has a mysterious connection with Myra. Early chapters show amendments to the laws of the Thirteenth Continuum and the diary of the first president, effectively setting up the world’s framework, though it is the later action-driven chapters that will hold interest. For those not yet burned out on postapocalyptic stories, this debut is an exciting and well-built read.”
—Booklist
“I tore through Jennifer Brody’s The 13th Continuum at light speed. This fresh, fast-paced novel featuring a post-doom Earth will hook readers with its likable characters and thrilling stakes. But it’s the book’s action and hope for a better future that will keep readers turning the page and leave eager for the next installment.”
—Mindee Arnett, critically acclaimed author of Avalon and the Arkwell Academy series
“With meticulous world-building and an epic scope, Jennifer Brody has created a fascinating sci fi story. Readers will flip the pages, anxious to answer a question that will determine the future of humanity: Will they reach the surface?”
Pintip Dunn, New York Times Bestselling Author of Forget Tomorrow
“We’ve all had those novels that make us sad when they end, not because we didn’t like the story or characters… but because we liked them too much and there will never be another ‘first time’ to experience it – the characters, the world… the brilliant story. The 13th Continuum is one of those kinds of books. In cases such as these, re-reading is good, but telling your friends to go pick it up so that you can vicariously live the story through their first time is about as close as you can get to that feeling you had during your first read. So that’s what I’m doing now. Go read this book. It’s fun, it’s sad, it’s completely unique… and it’s an absolute breath of fresh air (When you read the book, you’ll get that pun)! In a post-apocalyptic genre you thought had no new stories to tell comes this surprisingly conceived book. Don’t wait for the movie that’s no doubt to follow and let yourself be spoiled… read the book and pass it on.”
Kirby Howell, author of Autumn in the City of Angels
“The 13th Continuum manages to be smart, surprising, and a damn good time, all at once. That’s hard magic to pull off, but Jennifer Brody makes it seem easy. Swift and surprising, this novel is such a confident debut. Here’s to many more.”
Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver
“A fascinating premise and compulsively readable debut. It totally sucked me in.”
Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves
“Fans clamoring for a new dystopian science fiction series may appreciate this latest addition to the genre.”
School Library Journal
“This gripping read is recommended not only for advanced teen readers, but for adults who enjoy solid sci-fi dystopian settings.”
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