- 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Roseau Public Library||ya MCG (Text)||35500005855687||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780399544613 (hardback)
- Publisher: New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
|Summary, etc.:||"Khosa is destined to be sacrificed to the sea and struggles understand her destiny as the kingdom comes under attack and the ocean threatens to destroy them all"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #1
Four neatly interlocking narratives build a riveting story about destiny. Long ago, a tidal wave wiped out the kingdom of Stille. Since then a young woman known as the Given is sacrificed to the sea after producing the next Given, leaving her infant daughter to be raised for the same fate. Now, most believe this human sacrifice is the only thing keeping the kingdom safe. Khosa, the Given, is one of the narrators; the others are Prince Vincent, heir to the Stille throne; the Indiri twins, Dara and Donil (adopted by the royal family and raised with Vincent); and Witt, leader of the harsh and violent Pietra people seeking war with Stille. There's plenty of gore, romance, plot twists, and cliff-hangers, but readers will also find thoughtful challenges to racism, misogyny, and crueltyâplus a strong feminist element, too. The evocative cover (featuring the Given on a balcony with waves rushing toward her) will draw fantasy fans, who will eagerly await the next title in the series. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Mindy McGinnis is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio and cans her own food. She graduated from Otterbein University magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and Religion.
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