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Roaring Brook Press, Sep 29, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 480 pages

A broken world.
An overwhelming evil.
A team of warriors ready to strike back.

#1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu is back with an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves.

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for the only free nation in the world: Mara.

A refugee, Talin knows firsthand the horrors of the Federation, a world-dominating war machine responsible for destroying nation after nation with its terrifying army of mutant beasts known only as Ghosts.

But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? What secrets is he hiding?

Only one thing is clear: Talin is ready to fight to the death alongside her fellow Strikers for the only homeland she has left . . . with or without the boy who might just be the weapon to save—or destroy—them all.

Loyalty is life.


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The book was amazing, so exciting. I love how fast passes the book was. Got me right in the mood to read the story. I liked the action a lot. I also thought the characters were good. They were super well written and made me love all the characters. I like how the world was established. There was a lot of information in the book about the worlds. The world building was nice. I like the cover, and the synopsis introduced the characters really well, which is something that I really liked. I liked the writing style. It was really easy to read and made for a good reading experience. I would totally recommend this. This is a good book for anybody who needs something fast paced to get out of a reading slump!  

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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.

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