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  • ISBN: 9781481419840
  • ISBN: 1481419846
  • ISBN: 9781481419857
  • ISBN: 1481419854
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."
Summary, etc.:
"A viral disease called 'the wickedness' plagues the world, and sixteen-year-olds Astrid and Natalie are two of the only people immune. The girls live in separate, isolated communities, but recent encounters with wicked people link their stories in unexpected ways"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* Astrid is one of only two teenagers in the settlement of Goldsport, a fact that's a touchy subject with a tragic explanation. Natalie lives on an island with just her grandfather, pregnant mother, and, until recently, her father. In this future, the world has been decimated by a disease called the wickedness, spread by glowing purple insects called Singers that leave the infected—the Wicked—at once supremely violent and eerily childlike. But Astrid and Natalie are part of an incalculably small portion of survivors: they are Vexed, immune to the disease and of great interest to the rest of the world. As these brave heroines adventure for their lives, they learn just what wicked really is. Yates (The Winter Place, 2015) manages to make Natalie's infected grandfather far more sympathetic than many uninfected survivors, whose many shades of depravity make them no small threat. The vividly imagined and haunting landscape is not unlike the post-apocalypse world of The Walking Dead, in which communities struggle to govern themselves as they fend off both the infected but also fellow survivors in a lawless anarchy. A creative and philosophical take on a zombie-esque apocalypse with a perfectly executed final act twist. Promptly hand this one to lovers of smart, tense science fiction. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alexander Yates was born in Haiti and grew up in Mexico, Bolivia, and the Philippines. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed adult novel Moondogs, and YA novels The Winter Place and How We Became Wicked. Also a photographer, he lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with his wife.

Subject: Science fiction.
Virus diseases > Fiction.
Immunity > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.

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