My pick for this week is Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster!
Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.
Why I'm Waiting
I've been seeing this around the blogosphere, and the synopsis completely sold me! This sounds like such a badass YA release, and it's going to be out pretty soon. Last Star Burning hits shelves on October 10th, so I hope to get my hands on it soon from my local library. I love the idea of two people from completely different sides working together.
Are you looking forward to Last Star Burning?
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