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|Title: #2: Luminary|
By: Krista McGee
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW688745
Thalli thought escaping to the surface would mean freedom. But is she any less of an anomaly aboveground?
After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John find themselves fleeing across the former United States, aboveground for the first time. As the defectors cross the for gotten landscape, the three youths see things the y had only read about on screens: horses, rain, real booksand a colony of unsanctioned survivors living the ancient way in a town called New Hope.
When the citizens of New Hope reveal the truth of what happened years ago, Thalli is left unsettled and skeptical of everything shes ever been told. Can she trust anything from the State, including her own feelings for Berk? When she volunteers for a peace mission to New Hopes violent neighbor, Athens, her confusion mounts as the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x turns out to be kind and charming. Although everyone in New Hope warned her not to, she cant help but fall for him.
Meanwhile, Johns unwavering faith in the goodness of the Designer begins to make its mark on Thallis heart. But can Thalli really come to trust in a generous, protective Designer who rules over all things? Would that not be setting herself up for another betrayal?
The time for her to decide is now . . . because the State is closing in.
"McGee once again blends a Christian message within a horrific science fiction plot . . . death, torture, and confusing love triangles." Booklist
"McGee blends the determination of faith, the malevolence of those who extol power over decency, and the assertion of individual integrity in a humane glimpse at youthful courage." Publishers Weekly
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