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An alternate cover edition can be found here.A purple moon was just the beginning. . . Dust from a passing comet turns the moon purple, but also carries a lethal pathogen that attacks the hormones produced during puberty. Within hours, older teens and adults are dead. Thirteen-year-old Abby Leigh must help her brother Jordan and baby sister Toucan survive in the terrifyingAn alternate cover edition can be found here.A purple moon was just the beginning. . . Dust from a passing comet turns the moon purple, but also carries a lethal pathogen that attacks the hormones produced during puberty. Within hours, older teens and adults are dead. Thirteen-year-old Abby Leigh must help her brother Jordan and baby sister Toucan survive in the terrifying new world. Battling against hunger and violent gangs, Abby is helpless against the biggest threat of all, the time bomb that is her adolescence....

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  • Emmanuelle
    2019-03-07 02:36

    NIGHT OF THE PURPLE MOONThis was a fun little read. It's very light-hearted and I think it would be appropriate for a younger teen audience. I'm interested to know what the books will continue to be like since this is a trilogy.COLONY EASTVery good follow-up to Night of the Purple Moon. It had been a while since I'd read book 1, so it took a bit of time to get back into the mood of the story. The chapters are set kind of oddly, but just think of it as set into parts; at various times in the book, the author jumps ahead a year, which does work well to move the story along.Kids are still struggling in the after-effects of the Comet and the sudden death of all adults. Communities and gangs have sprouted, each looking out for their own. Many have learned to work together and trade with other communities and travelling ship-gypsies. At this point in time, mostly all kids have received the antibiotic that negates the effects of the comet dust that kills all who hit puberty. But, a mutated comet dust germ has arisen - called the Pig - and it's victims are random. The scientists are working on a cure, but we quickly discover that they have a secret plan for the future of the country.Abby continues to have the same caring attitude towards all she meets and tends to be too trusting. As she tries to save those she loves, she puts herself in danger. Along the way, she meets new friends and allies who assist her, even if only in minor ways. The book ends with plenty of anticipation for book 3.GENERATION MGreat conclusion to the Toucan Trilogy. This book certainly took paths that I did NOT expect but it played out so well. The story continues with Toucan having a hard time accepting the lies the Colony is trying to feed her, Abby struggling to keep control of herself despite being infected with the Pig and other favorite characters scattered all over the U.S. As the Survivors of the Night of the Purple Moon struggle to make a new life for themselves, the Pig virus threatens the relationship of everyone as friends and families turn on each other. Meanwhile, the adults ignore the plight of Survivors outside the colonies. Abby and Jordan must gather their allies to make a stand for the life they want.The author has written a trilogy of struggle and a fight for a normal life after a disastrous event. The story is gripping and it was so easy to relate to the main characters and root for their success. This trilogy shows the creativity and flexibility that young children have that so many adults lose as they get "set in their ways".

  • Jessica L Sherle
    2019-03-21 06:52

    Worth a readThe author has created an enjoyable series that strikes a balance between tragedy and hope. It is well worth a read.

  • Lbousson
    2019-02-23 05:34

    Books #1-3 in The Toucan TrilogyIf you have read my review of Book #1 in the trilogy, you will know I knew when I first read book one that I would finish this series eventually. However, after reading this series, I almost wish I had read each book separately, and not as a set. I normally don't say that. Ever. But reading this one as a set was a little more confusing. Let me explain.Book #1 was very tightly written. It moved a great pace and keep this reader very focused on the story. My mind didn't wander once and I really enjoyed the ride the author took me on with these characters. The characters were very well balanced and their interactions seemed true to life. I really felt like I was living their lives. That can be good and bad. There were at times when I was reading this book that I felt real anxiety and anguish. That is some good writing to accomplish that feat; a tip o' the hat to Mr. Cramer to draw me that way. Book #1 is FOUR stars.Book #2, (Colony East,) however, left me a lot more confused and disappointed. (view spoiler)[It took me several chapters to figure out that Emily had died. The author should have made that a little more clear closer to the beginning of the second book. I almost felt like I was missing something at times. (hide spoiler)] I was also confused at how this book was divided up. Usually, when book set is all together, I enjoy it more because it flows smoother. This book set wasn't as clear. And the chapters muddied it more. The chapters were broken into individual titles and then broken down further. I got confused as to what i was reading. Sometimes the alternating narratives left me disjointed. It was about how I thought most book two's are: not as tight and it didn't flow as well as the first. I didn't understand why the author included some elements in the story when the strings weren't tied all together at the end of it. It definitely was a cliffhanger at the end. I felt there was no alternative than to continue reading book three to find out what happened. Although a strongly written story, book two is a low THREE stars.Book #3 (Generation M.) Looking back from the ending of this book to the beginning of the first book of the trilogy, I would have never guessed it would have turned out the way it did. I didn't like how some of the stories were resolved, but then this wasn't a happy, happy sort of book. I had making comparison to other book series, but in comparison to say, The Hunger Games, while the latter was much more polished and felt read mostly like a well-oiled machine, this book series felt a lot more real. A lot more nitty-gritty. Both series are very strong series; and while neither are related in themes and outcomes (except to be considered a dystopian,) I can see fans or either series liking both these trilogies. They both stand up pretty well. Book three is a strong THREE star.This series took me Friday breaks and all day Saturday and a half of a day Sunday reading.The overall average of the three books together is low FOUR stars.

  • Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
    2019-03-09 02:53

    The Toucan Trilogy by Scott Cramer is a 4 star read packed with all kinds of dystopian adventures that will touch your heart and make you wonder the millions of "what ifs" should this happened for real. The trilogy is made up of book one: Night of the Purple Moon, book two: Colony East, and book three: Generation M.We start on Castine Island, just off the coast of Maine, with the Leigh family, which ends up being most of the key players in the story. Abby is the oldest of the three siblings at 13 and followed by her brother Jordan, 12, and little Lisette, who is two. The nickname for Lisette is Toucan, who the story is named for seeing how the whole reason the kids work so hard to stay alive is to continue to raise her after almost all the adults of the world are lost to a deadly pathogen.The pathogen was a lethal surprise that came from a comet that passed by Earth. Everyone had been looking forward to the dust making some beautiful effects on the sunrises and sunsets, but the best would be the purple moon effect. Most went to bed and never woke up after viewing the amazing sight. The pathogen attacks the hormones that come with puberty, so most of those left were young and unable to care for themselves. The Leigh family works together to build their community on the small island and do their best to survives. When news comes out of a pill to keep them alive it is just in time to save Jordan and Abby. The struggle to race the clock and survive is mixed with gangs, the heartache of not being able to save loved ones, and even nature itself.Two years pass on the island and the new problem, a disease that can kill, starts to work its way along the coast. When Toucan becomes sick, Abby does what every amazing big sister would do: find a way to make her matter what she has to do. To keep her alive, Abby makes her way to Colony East where the adults are working on keeping themselves alive and making a new world for those still alive. The three siblings end up separated and put through so much more than anyone should to make it back together. These stories cover everything from hunger to first loves in a world unlike any other. The moments of sadness as you read about being so helpless to save people you love are almost even with the fist pumps of victory as you watch the character grow and learn to fight for what you love with every bone in their bodies.

  • jim
    2019-03-21 01:32

    Could not put it down...For those who are a fan of apocalyptic fiction, this new twist will grab you by the heartstrings... The bravery, love, and stubbornness of the characters makes you feel as if you know them. I would love to read more by this author, and hope that he has a new book soon.

  • Walt
    2019-03-13 22:50

    Just finished this series yesterday, and had to think a bit before posting. It's a YA series.. no way around that. If you're looking for a summer read, though, with a little here and there in the way of "thought-provoking", it might just be your thing. I'm giving it five stars because I found it enjoyable. I guess, in my mind, the author accomplished what seemed to be his goals, and accomplished them relatively well.Bad:Very little in the plot lines that I haven't seen done before. Also a little hard to do the necessary suspension of belief, at least at first. Some (but not all) dialogue is a little silly.Good:Engaging story, likeable characters (who drive the story, rather than the other way around), well-written action scenes here and there, and mostly plausible scenarios. Author uses well-established mechanisms for milking tension from scenes, and does so effectively. Also, the editing is spot-on, and the pacing is nearly flawless. (The former is a pet peeve and a real concern for me when I find a series as a deal on Amazon. Rest-assured that if bad grammar and comma splits pull you out of a story as much as they do me, you'll find little if anything to worry about, here.)Bottom line: The story is complete and very satisfying, and I have a lot of friends to whom I'd enthusiastically recommend this series.

  • Leslie Lowdermilk
    2019-02-24 06:33

    Without a doubt, this was a fun and engaging read. However, like any work of fiction, it asks you to take a leap of faith and in this case, I found that leap a little too far to make a solid landing. Without giving away any spoilers, the premise of the book is that almost everyone over the age of puberty dies as the result of a bacteria that is brought to earth from a passing comet. The few remaining adults were sheltered in underground bunkers, subs etc and banded together to "save" the children. But the "children" did a pretty good job of saving themselves. And that's the problem - given that the ONLY survivors were prepubescent children, all under the age of about 13, I found it very hard to believe they were able to do what they did. It just wasn't plausible. Had the author somehow been able to make them just a few years older, I could have managed to make that leap of faith. But I simply couldn't imagine 11 and 12 year old children doing things like riding motorcycles. For one, they couldn't reach the pedals. While it was definitely a fun read, in my mind, the children were older and each time I was reminded of their actual age, I was disappointed at the reality.But I do give it 3 stars because it WAS fun to read. And if you're able to make that huge jump - more power to you. I couldn't do it.

  • Lisa Rector
    2019-03-04 23:50

    Intense and gripping!I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was intense and gripping and heart wrenching. I'd say it was written on a middle grade to young adult level. The writing was simplistic but beautiful, which made it an easy read. The author's descriptive writing style was perfect for me, and I was able to relate to the characters on a personal level. I really liked how the author described all the emotions.The kids in these novels are fighters. Abby and Jordan are the strongest kids I've ever read about. The struggles they go through and the fact that they never give up just astounded me. The author had a way of pulling you into the simplest scene and making it so intense that you couldn't put the book down. One of my favorite ones what the landing of the plane in the third novel. Exciting stuff. I plan to read more by this author. I'd rate this PG. about half a dozen swear words, a few spattered in the beginning of the first novel and in the third novel, but I'd let my eleven year old read it.

  • Angel
    2019-03-24 03:29

    Toucan trilogyI truly loved this book, even tho I'm an adult, I still FEEL like she teenager, at 34 with two tween daughters, it definitely helps! I even find myself dreaming about people in this trilogy! They became so fiber of my existence for a time...I could've read about them forever! For these books to be Scott's FIRST!! I absolutely can't WAIT to see what he's got in store for us readers!! I would hope to read more about Abby Toby Jordan Whelan Mark Toucan Ceecee Kevin Spike Jonzie - I connected with ALL of them! Even tho I would've perished the night of the purple moon, I really felt the way they must've lived....I read book after book after book, to be honest, so the fact that this one resonated so deep, that is 500 stars if I could! I pray I get to visit my newest favorite characters again, Scott! Consider it a challenge

  • Maggie
    2019-02-21 22:38

    The night of the purple moon changed life as we know it. All the adults died overnight from something that rode in on the comet. Abby, Jordan, and Toucan’s parents died, same as the rest. Kids on their island banded together to survive. The disease vector hit each child as they passed into adolescence, killing them as well. Just when things were starting to work under kid rule, the illness that killed the adults mutated and young children became ill.With each turn of the screw, Abby struggles to hold her family together and survive. An intriguing take on what might be.Maggie Toussaint and Rigel Carson for Muddy Rose Reviews

  • Olga
    2019-02-22 06:47

    When I started reading the book and realized the MC was a very young girl I was doubtful about how good it can be. All my doubtfulness evaporated once I finished the first chapter. The book completely grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. All three books were captivating, well written and heart wrenching. I would recommend these to everyone who likes dystopian novels.

  • amanda evans
    2019-03-13 05:35

    Surprisingly WonderfulAt first glance and reading what these books were about, I thought for sure that this would be trilogy that I would start, lose interest in, and never finish. I surprised myself when I couldn't put it down and finished it in less than three days. This isn't your typical end of the world virus book.. pick it up, you won't be able to put it down!!

    2019-03-21 04:41

    This was a great box set.I am a fan of science fiction and I enjoy reading youth fiction because it is a clean read.This was one of the best.The story starts with all of the adults are dead due to a bacteria brought into our atmosphere from a fallen comet. Children are left on their own.Let me just say Great plot, great story, excellent writing and very entertaining.I really enjoyed it.

  • Deborah Necessary
    2019-03-09 03:48

    Great trilogy.Thought provoking look at what the world could be like if adults disappeared due to a natural disaster. A real page turner.

  • amber woldanski
    2019-02-24 03:49

    Great readI couldn't put this book down. It was heartfelt and always interesting. Best read I have had in a while!

  • Betsy Maldonado
    2019-02-25 02:34

    Great books! I really enjoyed this trilogy. I couldn't put my kindle fire down! When I finished the last book I kept wanting to read more!

  • °☆.。.:*・Arianna°☆.。.:*・
    2019-03-19 02:45

    It was just too boring to continue. I started with it being slow and not exciting at all, expected t to at least pick up a little as I read along, but nothing. No excitement at all.

  • Keith
    2019-03-18 23:41

    Worth reading!Unique storyline, good character development, well paced action with some interesting twists in the plot...all in all an enjoyable read!!

  • jeannie Garrett
    2019-03-18 05:34

    I want moreThis book was great! I want more written so I know what happens to all of the kids in this book. Write another please.

  • Debra Haar
    2019-03-08 02:54

    Good ReadEngrossing story. Thought about the characters when not reading. Would recommend the series to other readers. Would like to read more about how it all turned out.

  • Cheryl Lengyel
    2019-03-05 23:38

    The Toucan TrilogyWhat a wonderful series! I really enjoyed the story line, all the characters, and the ending. I look forward to reading more of Scott Cramer's books.