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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths — until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

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"Lu's debut is a stunner. Weaving the strands of SF dystopia, police procedural, and coming-of-age — with touches of superhero and wild frontier traditions — she fashions a narrative in which the action is kinetic and the emotional development is beautifully paced. June, a prodigy from the elite class of the disintegrating Republic, is being groomed for a military career when her brother, a captain, is murdered. June is quickly drafted into the team tracking his accused killer, a spectral and maddeningly persistent outlaw known as Day. June's life has been shaped by intellect, and to be driven by an emotion as ungovernable as grief makes her vulnerable in painful, dangerous ways. Day has known grief all of his life, but is no more immune to it than June is. The chase unfolds against a plague-infested Los Angeles of Gotham-like grit that Lu conjures with every nuance of smell, sound, and sight. First in a series, this story is utterly satisfying in its own right and raises hopes high for the sequels to come. Ages 12 – up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"[A] well-written, emotionally satisfying read." Voya, (Starred Review)

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"[M]any dystopian books are filling the shelves, but this book stands out." LMC

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"[T]he delicious details keep pages turning." Booklist, (Starred Review)

About the Author

Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the business and brand Fuzz Academy. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Dylan Trull, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Dylan Trull)
Day is the republic's most wanted criminal. June was the republic’s smartest person with a score of 1500/1500. When Junes brother dies from opposedly Day, she hunts him down to bring him back to the republic to be killed. Day was there but he was trying to get medication for a family member who had the plague. But when June goes undercover to get him to come out and be arrested she ends up in a fight where Day saves her she thinks of him as a hero(Nobody knows what Day looks like.). But when June and Day both find a secret the republic has been keeping June starts to help him.

Well I thought this was a very good book it has a lot of action and cliffhangers. If you like books that are cliffhangers and have action and amazing detail then you will love this book. I would recommend reading this alone and not in a group because in my opinion it seems more of a solo read. Also this book does switch perspective a lot for example one chapter will be june’s point of view, then the next it would be Day’s
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Shannon Corgill, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by Shannon Corgill)
For a first time novelist I was delighted with how well written the story is. I found myself straining to read faster and faster so that I could find out just how everything was going to come to a head. I was not let down as I had an inkling of where the story was going. I really believe that Marie Lu has shown a lot of promise with this first book and look forward to the rest of the series and anything else she has to offer.

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kopitog, December 30, 2011 (view all comments by kopitog)
A teenage dystopian page-turner! Perfect. Lu manages to create suspense and movement, giving her readers all the reason they need to plow through her debut novel. My only qualm... well, 15 is a bit young for a country's most wanted criminal.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399256752
Author:
Lu, Marie
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20111129
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.88 x 1.19 in 0.96 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lu's debut is a stunner. Weaving the strands of SF dystopia, police procedural, and coming-of-age — with touches of superhero and wild frontier traditions — she fashions a narrative in which the action is kinetic and the emotional development is beautifully paced. June, a prodigy from the elite class of the disintegrating Republic, is being groomed for a military career when her brother, a captain, is murdered. June is quickly drafted into the team tracking his accused killer, a spectral and maddeningly persistent outlaw known as Day. June's life has been shaped by intellect, and to be driven by an emotion as ungovernable as grief makes her vulnerable in painful, dangerous ways. Day has known grief all of his life, but is no more immune to it than June is. The chase unfolds against a plague-infested Los Angeles of Gotham-like grit that Lu conjures with every nuance of smell, sound, and sight. First in a series, this story is utterly satisfying in its own right and raises hopes high for the sequels to come. Ages 12 – up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[A] well-written, emotionally satisfying read."
"Review" by , "[M]any dystopian books are filling the shelves, but this book stands out."
"Review" by , "[T]he delicious details keep pages turning."
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