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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y LU (Text) 33500013295845 New Checked out 02/10/2021
Moorhead Public Library Y LU (Text) 33500013295852 New Available -
Warroad Public Library ya LU (Text) 35500006425282 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250221681
  • ISBN: 1250221684
  • Physical Description: 371 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

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The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death, transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Mara's elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable. Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope. Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there's more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    Disgraced Maran elite warrior Talin is assigned to partner the Karensan prisoner of war, Skyhunter, after she saves him from being sacrificed. Despite their differences, their goal is the same: take down the Empire before they defeat Mara, the only remaining free country on the continent. As details about Skyhunter's military modifications emerge, the strikers learn of the super-human army being created to finish them. A desperate mission to Karensa to stop the experiments fails, but not before the forced bond between them becomes much more real. The whimsy of a pocket pet, the brutality of human experimentation, the headiness of impossible love stories—straight and gay—all are elements of Lu's latest outing. Talin narrates the tale, which is in itself smart writing, since she is also mute from poison gases. Her clear, if unheard, voice is the vehicle for pacing and for emotional impact. Talin's world is identified as postapocalyptic, with ancient records related to technology evidence of its downfall as well as the source of its new inhumanity. Paradoxes abound and readers will glory in them all.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lu's books are impossible to keep on the shelf, and a new series guarantees a fresh barrage of requests. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Legend series, the Young Elites trilogy, Batman: Nightwalker, the Warcross series, and The Kingdom of Back. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, where she worked as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare hours reading, drawing, and playing games. She lives in Los Angeles with her illustrator/author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their son.

Subject: Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Government, Resistance to
Imaginary wars and battles
Young adult fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Spy fiction
Young adult works
Spy fiction.
Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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