RELEASE DATE: 29 SEPTEMBER, 2020
PAGE COUNT: 384
A broken world.
An overwhelming evil.
A team of warriors ready to strike back.
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.
#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.
This is my first time reading a Marie Lu book, and trust me when I say this book completely blew me away. 🤩
This is one of those books that grip your attention from the very first sentence – “GHOSTS TRAVEL IN PACKS.”
With superb world building and interesting characters, this story takes you on a wild journey as the people of Mara fight to survive against the injustices outside and within their community. The stakes are really high, and within the first few chapters itself the book will make you tear up, make your heart beat faster and compel you to read the rest of it.
Needless to say, I LOVED this book and can’t wait to pick up a physical copy of this book.
Some of my favorite parts of the books –
(it’s just me trying to convince you to read this book 😅)
~ “We are legendary bringers of death, assassins of monsters. And the only thing standing between our home and annihilation.”
~ “So the seige could come today. Tomorrow. A month from now. There is no telling. When you’re fighting a losing war, you are always on edge.”
~ “Words like these used to stick in my chest until it hurt to breathe.“
~ “But my mother always told me to keep my chin up. Look proud, she would say to me as she patted my cheek, until you feel it.”
~ “All I know is that when I open my mouth, what’s left is silence.”
~ “I loved their silence. I loved that it meant survival to them.”
~ “He yanks me to my feet in a single motion, as if he’s been waiting to pull me up all his life.“
~ “But sometimes cruelty is catharsis.”
I have a feeling that if I add more, it’s going to become spoilery.😅
This YA novel is fantabulous, so go give it a read ASAP, so we can rant about it. 😉
(And you can’t really ignore the fact that the cover is -😍👌)
UNTIL NEXT TIME!