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‘It’s agony and relief to watch my life end.’ So begins Amy A. Bartol’s inventive and captivating new dystopian novel. From that opening sentence to the final page, Secondborn’s intriguing contradictions move in a gorgeous dance—a vivid, transfixing romp through a lushly imagined speculative world.

Of course, it’s not all pretty. Our heroine and narrator, Roselle St. Sismode, has long known that her eighteenth birthday will mark the end of her opulent upbringing in the Palace of the Sword, most of it televised for as long as she can remember. Born into the Fates Republic, a society in which only the firstborn enjoy the rights and freedoms of full citizenship, secondborn Roselle is destined for a short and brutal life in the military. But Amy equips her characters with an array of lavishly distinctive clothing, futuristic vehicles, extraordinary weapons and whimsical vocabulary that are as fun as the culture of the novel is horrifying—thirdborns are flat-out forbidden, for example—and the result is a mesmerizing juxtaposition of beauty and terror.

Punctuated by pulse-pounding action scenes, the book balances the cold elegance of the Republic’s inflexible structure with the roiling passion between Roselle and her forbidden lover, Hawthorne Trugrave. With romance, action and cinematic science fiction in equal measure, Secondborn offers a one-of-a-kind, genre-straddling escape into a dystopian world that’s as surprisingly sumptuous as it is alarming. And with a heroine like Roselle at the helm, you won’t soon forget it.

- Jason Kirk, Editor

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About the Author

Amy A. Bartol is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Premonition Series, The Kricket Series, and a short story entitled "The Divided." She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. For more on Amy and her work, visit her website, www.amyabartol.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B01N6HKIN8
  • Publisher : 47North (1 August 2017)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2493 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 323 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 2,698 ratings
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