Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
The marks on Lexil's skin state she is a Reborn - someone who has lived before. As such, she must toil in service to those who have only one chance at life. Sold at auction, she is fearful but accepting of her new life. Everything changes when she must save a young child from a fate worse than death.
With the help of a new ally named Finn, she flees to the Wastelands. There she struggles to survive, while discovering more about herself, the world, and what it truly means to be Reborn.
A rustling sound stilled her tears. She sat up, spine rigid, her gaze darting from left to right. There was movement from the foliage a few yards to her left. She jerked back, brought up short by the rope that bound her to the wagon. Unless she removed the rope, she couldn’t go far.
Eyes peered through the shadows, one golden, one green. She didn’t know enough about the creatures that lived on the outskirts of the province to gauge how wary to be. She froze, unsure whether it was time to retrieve a weapon or beg for assistance from her owner.
The eyes neither shifted nor blinked. Like a blade, they slid into her.
It’s a coming-of-age story, but also a story about overcoming not only externally imposed adversity but the oppression that we internalize within ourselves. It’s about searching within yourself for strength that you were convinced you did not possess in order to help others and do what’s right. This book is ideal for YA readers of any age, and would be just as enjoyable for adults. It’s sharply, authentically written, rich with emotion, imagery, and imaginative world-building. The author does a superb job of bringing the characters to life and making you root for them as you follow them across dangerous lands. Highly recommended for all readers who enjoy YA fantasy.
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