Looking for beta readers

Update 3/2/14: I’m on my final draft now, although serious ‘applicants’ are still welcome, it’s now 107 thousand words and I’m purty happy with it! 😀

Hi everyone, I’ve finished my first edit of my novel The Stone and the Stars. It is science-fiction adventure. Keep in mind that does not mean automatic ‘Star Wars’ it means my setting and ideas are not on our Earth.
Unfortunately, I’ve been looking at it so long I don’t know if it’s good or crap anymore! It’s fairly long, 93 thousand words. That’s about 265 pages. I need someone who is up for reading it, and enjoys reading who can tell me honestly: Are the characters- interesting/likeable/believable; how is the pacing- slow/rushed/which parts?; how does it impact you emotionally- blah/okay/interested. Is the ending exciting or too rushed? Are the characters too flat? Just whatever strikes you about it.
Obviously everyone has different opinions about which books they liked and didn’t, that’s why it is helpful to me to hear reasons for liking/not liking either the whole thing or certain parts that need work. If you are willing to read it and give feedback, you could request the first chapter to see if you are interested. Thanks so much 😛

oh yeah here’s a brief synopsis

YA Science-fiction adventure, 93k.
A young woman named Aevan faces the extinction of her race in the aftermath of her planet’s wars. A despotic Council controls the last of the world’s scientists and technology, using them to create an underground system of cryo-stasis chambers which will hopefully offer a future to a select few. When Aevan comes across a strange artifact that the Council desperately needs, she is thrust into a whirlwind of events that endanger not only her own life, but the lives of all of her people; opening up a possible new future for herself and her race that no one has ever imagined.

About Deanne

I was born and raised out on the fringes of the rainy Pacific Northwest on fishing boats and cold beaches with only a dog and kittens for company, and so my love of reading and creating stories started very early. My dad would illustrate my early stories and I would listen to him ramble about European history and warfare, eagerly asking questions about Kings, Queens and our own family history. In my adult life I am wife to a brilliant and hilarious web designer and mother to two wonderfully weird children whom I am trying to pass on to my love of learning about the world. I'm an amateur genealogist, amateur photographer and amateur history major haha. I'm good at doing amateur stuff lol. During the last couple years I finally turned my life-long urge to write into a serious endeavor and finished my first novel called (for now) The Stone and the Stars, about a dying dystopian society, and one girl trying to escape it before it collapses. While I finish cleaning up the edges on my novel for the umpteenth time, and before I send it out into the world, I've lately begun a novel about utopia, this time on Earth. I'm finally living up to the nerdy book-worm title my family 'lovingly' pinned on me from the time I was small, and finally doing that one thing I feel like I was born to do. Cliche and silly? Yes!
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