336 pages, 8.56 × 5.69 × 1.11 in
September 4, 2012
Feiwel & Friends
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312650094
ISBN - 13: 9780312650094
Read from the Book
Nightjar I woke to the cold kiss of steel on my throat.Though I’d grown accustomed to sleeping safely since our arrival in Salvation two months ago, I’d lost none of my edge. Before my attacker realized I was awake, I knocked the knife away and tumbled him over my head. While Stalker recovered, I rolled to my feet and scowled. Momma Oaks would skin us both if she caught him in my room. People took reputations seriously, and mine was already bruised, due to my insistence on being myself.“Good work, dove.” Stalker’s grin flashed in the moonlight.“What are you doing here?” It was the middle of the night, but he loved his little tests.“We’ve got incoming. I heard the second bell.”My ire cooled. He wasn’t just checking my reflexes in spite of our precarious situation. Belonging to no one, we had to make sure we didn’t wear out our welcome or anger the townsfolk by flouting their rules. Most seemed designed to discourage unauthorized breeding, and they didn’t like it when I went off to spar with Stalker. It hadn’t taken me long to figure that I wasn’t a normal girl—at least by Salvation standards. So we trained in secret these days, no daylight matches.“Let’s have a look. Turn around.”With minimal fuss, I dressed in Huntress attire and strapped on my weapons, which I hadn’t permitted anyone to take, despite complaints of how “inappropriate” it was for me to carry them. Most of those came from women who dropped by the Oakses’ house to whisper their disapproval of my heathen ways.
From the Publisher
Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.
To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.
Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.
About the Author
is a national bestselling author whose first novel for young adults, Enclave
, was praised as “for fans of The Hunger Games
” by Publishers Weekly
. She lives in Mexico with her husband, two children, two cats, and one very lazy dog.
“Aguirre’s success lies in generating page-turning action…”—School Library Journal
“…an engaging world and forward-moving plot with a resolution that promises new settings and challenges in Book 3.” —Kirkus
“This postapocalyptic thriller delivers gripping suspense and bloody violence. A must-read for fans
.” -- Booklist