Author: Keira Drake
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre(s): Teen, young adult, survival, science fiction, fantasy, action, adventure, romance.
For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two "uncivilized" nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war, a thing long banished in the Spire. For Vaela—a talented apprentice cartographer—the journey is a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she's drawn of this vast, frozen land.
But Vaela's dream all too quickly turns to a nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she's only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle waging far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she'd ever imagined. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.
Why I'm excited for this book:
This book sounds so unbelievably amazing! First of all, I love books and I love maps. So this book that happens to combine the two? It is true love already. Add in some adventure, action and a dash of science fiction and this makes for what looks like a wonderful read! I can't wait to go on this adventure and see Vaela's mindset change from who she was to who she becomes. A great first book for 2017!
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