LIVING DEAD GIRL by Elizabeth Scott. We have heard absolutely incredible things about this book, but are kind of terrifed. We both have daughters and have vowed to read the book after they are grown and gone.
But when an ARC of Elizabeth's newest book GRACE crossed our paths, we each devoured it in a matter of hours. This book is truly like nothing we've ever read. Check it out...
Here's what the back cover has to say:
Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.
Told in spare, powerful prose by acclaimed author Elizabeth Scott, this tale of a dystopian near future will haunt readers long after they've reached the final page.
This book truly is haunting. The idea that Grace's world could be our near-future is terrifying. Even more terrifying is the fact that in some countries, this already is a reality. Terrorism, suicide bombers, child-soldiers. And yet Elizabeth writes with such an undeniable beauty, her flawless prose in stark contrast to the dark themes of the book. This is an intense book that really makes you think about how incredibly lucky we are for the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. GRACE would make a fantastic pick for a YA book club.
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