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Choose a tribe. Watch your back. And don’t stop running.
Filled with thrilling adventure and romance, The Forsaken is praised by EntertainmentWeekly.com as “a fast-paced novel [that] you’ll get sucked into. You just can’t seem to put [it] down.”
an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once
Mexico, the US, and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in
and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a
girl. But Alenna can’t help standing out when she fails a test that all
sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity
for brutal violence, and so she is sent to the wheel, an island where
all would-be criminals end up.
The life expectancy of prisoners
on the wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic
conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with
civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of
their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and a charismatic warrior named
Liam concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may
seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.