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Ark
Ark | Veronica Roth
13 posts | 23 read | 5 to read
On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.
It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.
As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.
Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
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speljamr
Ark | Veronica Roth
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This is the last book in this short story series I read. This one was really good. While not every story in the Forward series was a 5 star book, it's well worth reading them

#scifi #sciencefiction

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Michellesibs
Ark | Veronica Roth
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This 39 page short story is part of the Forward Collection which was curated by Blake Crouch which at time of posting is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Samantha's entire life has been spent preparing for the end of the world and she is one of the last scientists on earth as everyone else has evacuated to Earth the Sequel.

I enjoyed this so much and wanted more, id love if this was a full length novel.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Ark | Veronica Roth
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A short story about the end of the world...a little too short, but still bittersweet in those great sweet but melancholy ways some stories are. All that uniqueness and individuality passing away... and trying to save what you can while you can.

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batsy
Ark | Veronica Roth
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Another so-so review for one of the shorts in the collection. I've not read any of Roth's well-known books but this started out promisingly for me. It has a bleak, elegiac tone; suited, after all, for the imminent end of the world. I found the science-y, plant-y talk intriguing. But again this petered out with a disappointing ending. I would have liked her to go full-VanderMeer but I guess the short form was a limitation here, like for Jemisin.

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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

Given our planet's current climate issues, this end-of-the-world scenario was probably a case of the wrong book at the wrong time for me. While I liked Samantha's relationship with Hagen, and the hope implied in her discovery, overall, I found the story kind of hard to connect with and bleak.

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lachanelcherie
Ark | Veronica Roth
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I liked this.

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Ark | Veronica Roth
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Mehso-so

3 STARS | GRADE C
An interesting premise of the end of the world, unfortunately, the story focused entirely on flowers and horticulture and I personally found it boring, even for a short story. There was so much that could have been explored with this scenario. Also, the ending was rather abrupt.

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anissaannalise
Ark | Veronica Roth
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I just found it to be a letdown. I read it instead of listening so perhaps it's better in audiobook form.

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overtheedge
Ark | Veronica Roth
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Amazon Original Stories-Foward Collection.

Samantha works in a greenhouse to help identify flowers and plants, hoping to get as many as possible on record, before an asteroid scheduled to collide with Earth in 2 days. Everyone else plans to escape on an ark launched from Earth into sky, but Sam has her own plan. An old fishing vessel, named Naomi.....
Great sci-fi story....apocalyptic.
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick #theme

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Twainy
Ark | Veronica Roth
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🎧 free amazon audiobook! I sooo wanted to like this book but nope! It was total garbage. Maybe because the narrator sounded like a bad monotone AI or just that it felt like a crappy ripoff of Seveneves which pretty much revolves around a flower? 🤨 You might listen to this book & find a nugget of awesomeness but I did not. It was shorter than Carmilla & free so I can‘t reallllly complain. I still didn‘t like it 😉 This is book 1 of 6. ⭐️1/2

vivastory That's too bad, I will probably wait a bit to read it 2y
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ssravp
Ark | Veronica Roth
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I want more from this world! And Evan Rachel Wood‘s narration was perfect!

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shadowspeak17
Ark | Veronica Roth
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
There‘s a quiet beauty and melancholic atmosphere to this story that I really like.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

Susanita Kitty looks skeptical. 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh, pretty kitty! 😻 2y
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Weisubei
Ark | Veronica Roth
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2.3 🌟
This was a beautiful story up until the last few pages.
It's like watching a great movie and suddenly the power just go off. Not cool 😣