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This week I am spotlighting Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne. This is the conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy. I got my ARC from Macmillan and look forward to meeting the author when the Fierce Reads summer tour gets to The Red Balloon in June. Here is the description of this May 6 release:
In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?Beginning:
Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!
Or is it?
For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O's and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid--along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake--joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.
Niko's eyes flashed to our faces, one by one.Friday 56:
"Josie's alive!" he repeated. "She's being held against her will in Missouri!"
"We're from Telluride," I lied. "The compounds never reached us. But we had to evacuate anyway. We had to leave everything behind." That was the story of a teenage boy I met in our tent.