Charlie and amita intensify their relationship, as do larry and megan. She began writing in her thirties and her first novel, numbers, was published in 2009. Now in paperback, rachel wards gripping debut psychothriller that pairs futuristic scifi with a tender, touchingly real love story. After school she studied geography at durham university and combined working for a number of local authorities with raising a family. Mar 08, 2010 the biggest flaw, for me, was that ward just didnt do enough with the numbers. Infinity numbers, book 3 by rachel ward fantastic fiction. In london in the begging of the story, the main setting was in the city of london. Rachel lives in bath, england, with her husband and their two children. Chapter one there are places where kids like me go. Feb 06, 2009 numbers is a highconcept, itcouldgoanywhere idea taken down an unexpected and interesting route. I see a lot of people referring to this book as science fiction or paranormal, and i just cant agree with those labels. Download and read online for free numbers by rachel ward.
Numbers is a book for teenagers and young adults, although i think a lot of adults would enjoy it as well. Rachel ward won a writers award at a regional arts festival, and her prizewinning short story turned into the opening chapter of her debut novel, numbers. Wards debut novel is gritty, bold, and utterly unique. Rachel ward is the author of trilogy book series numbers, published by chicken house publishing. Setting everything was up and running now, the traffic in full swing, people out and about. We get to see beyond that, to the core of the characters. The chaos is another action packed, character driven book by rachel ward that had me skipping sleep in favor of reading just one more page. Burdened with such an awful awareness, jem avoids relationships. Numbers is not a book about learning to navigate the foster care system and. Now me and spider were two ants in a city of millions, nothing more than that.
Rachel ward was born in 1964 and grew up in bookham, surrey, england. Numbers by rachel ward paperback book the parent store. When jem looks into your eyes, she sees a set of numbers. Jems isolation and pain, hidden beneath a veneer of toughness, are palpable, and the ending is a real shocker. Sarah loves adam, but cant bear the thought that every time he looks in her eyes, he can see her dying.
Any day of the week, if you know were to look youll find us. Although numbers is a some what slow book anyone that can handle that. A gripping debut psychothriller that pairs futuristic scifi with frighteningly real themes of global terrorism. The sequel, the chaos, was published in 2010, while the third and final book in the series, infinity, was released in. Any day of the week, if you know where to look, youll find us. Until she meets spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. Numbers was then followed on by two more books to create the trilogy, these books were. Review numbers 2 the chaos rachel ward october 05, 2010.
Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. But while waiting to ride the eye ferris wheel, jem notices that all the other tourists in. This book is good for people who enjoy romance and thriller, as there is a lot of both genres all the way through the book. The third season of numbers, an american television series, premiered on september 22, 2006 with the episode spree and had its season finale the janus list on may 18, 2007. Sad kids, bad kids, bored kids, and lonely kids, kids that are different. One of these short stories formed the first chapter of numbers, which has. I will not recap the plot since so many others have done so already. Her characters remain true to themselves and their bleak circumstances.
My first initial thought when i finished reading this book was that this was what book one should have been. In the beginning of the book jem one of the main characters says, there are places were kids like me go. She gets involved with a boy at school, spider, who she knows only has a couple of months to live. During the chaos, sarahs young daughter mia swapped her number for another. She lives in bath, england with her husband and their two children. She began writing in her 30s, starting out with short stories. A powerful and emotive read which will have your heart racing at a ridiculous speed.
This summary of the book of numbers provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of numbers. Rachel ward first won a writers award at a regional arts festival, and her prizewinning short story turned into the opening chapter of numbers, her breakout debut novel. Feb 23, 2012 when jem looks into your eyes, she sees a set of numbers. I read the first book in a series a while back because i loved the concept but i was really disappointed with it as i felt it really didnt deliver. Numbers by rachel ward at the best online ebook storage.
Buy the paperback book numbers by rachel ward at indigo. Here is a book that has the reader cheering for the underdogsthe bad guysbecause ward does such a fine job of making them multidimensional and likeable, even though theyre punks. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Rachel ward first won a writers award at a regional arts festival, and her prizewinning short story turned into the opening chapter of numbers, which is her debut novel. Infinity is creepy good it is the most original series and storyline that ive had the pleasure to read in a very long time.
I would recommend the book numbers by rachel ward to a friend because the book has a very unique and engaging plot. The trilogy, which includes the chaos and concludes with infinity, has. The trilogy, which includes the chaos and concludes with infinity, has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. When he sees that everyone around him has the same date in their eyes 2025 he becomes deeply afraid. Publishers weekly save to list other books in this series. Infinity and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. See the complete num8ers series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. But while waiting to ride the eye ferris wheel, jem notices that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. The first book in the series, numbers was published in 2009 and has been shortlisted for the waterstones childrens book prize. Seemingly downbeat, it is both intelligent and lifeaffirming. The last thought that id had before i went to sleep was still in my head. Sarah loves adam, but cant bear the thought that every time he looks in her eyes. Rachel ward has made the characters extremely realistic, and the storyline full of twists and turns. Its a gritty tale, unsparingly told, and debut novelist ward demonstrates exceptional control of her material.
Chapter eight i woke up on the floor, surrounded by broken stuff, my stuff. The only thing i would change is the amount of explicit language used throughout the book, and would not recommend it to. Whenever jem meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. Rachel ward website, blog, goodreads, twitter rachel ward grew up in bookham, surrey. Nov 08, 2008 i would recommend the book numbers by rachel ward to a friend because the book has a very unique and engaging plot. Rachel ward first won a writers award at a regional arts festival, and her prizewinning short story turned into the opening chapter of numbers, her debut novel. Rachel ward gives good description on the setting and of the characters. Like the first book this laked story, the end was nearly as expected, would have been. Its the story of a fifteenyearold girl, jem, who can see a number when she looks in someones eyes the date of their death. No matter what it takes, sarahs desperate to escape from the numbers. Remote work advice from the largest allremote company. Numbers by rachel wardphilip ardagh on a lifeaffirming tale of a troubled. When he looks in peoples eyes he can see the dates of their deaths, just like his mum jem used to. May 01, 2011 rachel ward was born in 1964 and grew up in bookham, surrey, england.
Adam, sarah, little mia and sarahs two little brothers. The sequel, the chaos, was published in 2010, while the third and final book in the series, infinity, was released in 2011. What more could they do to me than they were already planning. Numbers season 3 language watch edit the third season of numbers, an american television series, premiered on september 22, 2006 with the episode spree and had its season finale the janus list on may 18, 2007. Over the last three years, much of what the guardian holds dear has been threatened. Infinity the third and final book in the numbers trilogy by rachel ward picks up two years after the second book, chaos. Louis park hosted the city council candidate forum. Numbers author rachel ward stops by our blog on the tenth anniversary of her debut novel. I could never truly understand how the men knew about mias number swapi. Its sequel, the chaos, was published in spring 2011. Jan 23, 2015 rachel ward is the author of trilogy book series numbers, published by chicken house publishing.
She makes references to psychic powersspiders grandmother can see aurasbut by the end of the book, the numbers went nowhere. Suddenly her powerful new ability makes her a terrifying target. Amita has troubles adjusting in her new role as a calsci. The chaos by rachel ward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Rachel ward is a master at weaving a storyline that keep you on the edge of your seat. The mindblowing conclusion to the chilling numbers trilogy. Num8ers series by rachel ward goodreads share book. When her eyes meet someone elses, a number comes into her head the date on which. Numbers by rachel ward by victoria cassell on prezi. Although numbers is a some what slow book anyone that can handle that, a little violence and action will enjoy it. Numbers is a highconcept, itcouldgoanywhere idea taken down an unexpected and interesting route. During the chaos mia swapped her number for another.881 159 17 615 978 1337 541 261 1112 381 906 76 979 328 345 806 1454 1566 93 974 129 23 1497 1058 1113 542 1143 760 470 359 333 829