Once & Future by Cori McCarthyOnce & Future by Cori McCarthy

Once & Future

byCori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta

Hardcover | March 26, 2019

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King Arthur as you've never imagined! This bold, sizzling YA retells the popular legend with the Once and Future King as a teenage girl -- and she has a universe to save.
I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now I'm done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
No pressure.
*STARRED REVIEW* "All hail this worthier-than-ever, fresh, and affirming reincarnation of the legendary king and her round table of knights which dazzles with heroic flair, humor, and suspense." --Kirkus
Cori McCarthy is the author of four young adult books, including BREAKING SKY, which received multiple starred reviews and is in development to become a film by Sony Pictures, and a forthcoming nonfiction picture book. Cori is an Irish-Lebanese American who, like many of their characters, is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. After earn...
Title:Once & FutureFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.38 × 1.12 inPublished:March 26, 2019Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031644927X

ISBN - 13:9780316449274

Appropriate for ages: 13


Rated 4 out of 5 by from spectacularly modernized I picked up this book to fit a bookbattle requirement a couple months ago, I had no idea what I as getting into when I picked it up. Overall, I really enjoyed this version of "Arthur" and the round table, it was a spectacularly modernized version that dealt with relevant issues within society today. It was a great, quick, easy read that left you wanting more.
Date published: 2019-09-02

Editorial Reviews

"A rip-roaring, no-holds-barred, gloriously queer reinvention of Arthurian legend."-Malinda Lo, author of Ash and A Line in the Dark