Feiwel & Friends
On Sale: April 12, 2011
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Young Adult Paranormal
WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE
In Deuceâ€™s world, people earn the right to a name only if
they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each
unnamed â€˜bratâ€™ has trained into one of three
groupsâ€“Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the
number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to
be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clearâ€”to brave the dangerous
tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the
group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks.
Sheâ€™s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothingâ€™s
going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter
named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner,
Deuceâ€™s troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and
harshly, and Fade doesnâ€™t like following orders. At first
she thinks heâ€™s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary,
and it becomes clear the elders donâ€™t always know best,
Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her
partner confuses her; sheâ€™s never known a boy like him
before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives
with feral grace.
As Deuceâ€™s perception shifts, so does the balance in the
constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once
considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show
signs of cunning and strategyâ€¦ but the elders refuse to heed
any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts
their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter
how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries
her far from the only world sheâ€™s ever known.
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