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Author: Sara Grant
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette imprint)
I learned that
surviving isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you survive, you've got to
live with the guilt, and that's more difficult than looking someone in
the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I've done both. Killing takes
a twitch of the finger. Absolution takes several lifetimes.
Icie's parents have given her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret
bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have
news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie's only
hope for survival. Along with three other teens, she lives locked away
for months, not knowing what's happening in the outside world or who has
survived. And are they safe in the bunker after all?
the future, a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie's
secret bunker was built. They never leave the mountain, they're ruled by
a teenager...and they have surprising ties to Icie.
high-stakes, original, and thought-provoking adventure from Sara Grant
follows two unlikely heroes, hundreds of years apart, as they fight to
This sounds strange and weird and interesting and impossible and connected and complicated and I want to read it. It was at ALA Midwinter but by the time I saw it in the bags of other bloggers and librarians I knew it was too late.