Author: Gabrielle Prendergast
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…
Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.
Shelter in place.
Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?
Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.
Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…
Top 10 Favorite Books
1. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
Read this one when I was a teen and many times since. It’s my all time favorite even though now with hindsight I recognize there are problematic things about it.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I mean, this book is a masterpiece of the YA category.
3. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
A close second to The Hunger Games for most horrific dystopia of the century award.
4. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
OMG the feels. THE FEELS.
5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Believable, smart and scary. A must read from the edge of contemporary and dystopian.
6. The Lesser Blessed Richard Van Camp
One of the most authentic teen voices I’ve ever read. This book needs more attention.
7. Lola and the Boy Next Door Stephanie Perkins
So hard to chose one of Perkins perfect trio of romances, but I chose Lola because she’s a weirdo like me.
8. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
I liked this one more than her better known Speak and Wintergirls.
9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Love love loved this. Honest, funny and raw.
10. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I never thought I’d like a werewolf story but I DEVOURED this series, pun intended.
In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Award and the CLA Award.
Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.
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