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The fire of The Hunger Games, the brutality of The Boys, and the thrill of The Last of Us, all wrapped in a beautiful exploration of character that Lethe alone could make you forget.

The Prophet owns the cure, and with it, the world.

Infection isn't a death sentence, but it might as well be. Imprisoned deep beneath the city of Iris, 736 traded her freedom for a treatment delivered too late to preserve her past, leaving only tattered memories of her deal with the Prophet. But regrets are worthless, and the cuff surgically fused to her arm ensures the terms of her agreement are absolute. For years, she executes the Prophet's dark bidding while unraveling under the Citizen's piercing cruelty, until the Prophet threatens something far more precious than her own life.

When a former Citizen offers an escape into Depraved-infested ruins, 736 must overcome the vicious echoes of her past to support his perilous plan. Even if it means leading her people into a world crawling with the twisted remnants of humanity. Anything is better than letting the Prophet slaughter her fellow Nameless. Better than spilling innocent blood in the name of a savior she despises. Better than letting the scientists of Iris dismantle her best friend piece by piece.

But freedom comes at a cost. Is 736 willing to make the sacrifice?

Praise for Aletheia:

"You'll laugh, you'll cry, but you won't regret reading this book."

"When I read the author has a degree in biology, that was a hint Megan Tennant would add something new to the dystopian genre. That was only the beginning of something more spectacular."

"This book is a gem. A dark and gritty dystopian gem."

***Visit Megan Tennant's website for content warnings***
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Product details

  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 767g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1640670009
  • 9781640670006
  • 1,736,190

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"From action packed fight scenes with the zombie-like depraved to heart-wrenching moments when 736 can't find a way to save the ones she loves, Aletheia has everything to keep you reading until the very end. This isn't just an excellent debut, it's an excellent book, period. For anyone who enjoys dystopian or post-apocalyptic stories, Aletheia is a must read." -Beth Martin, author of the End of Refuge.

"I loved it. Characters I could root for and a story line that took me up and down on a roller-coaster. If you are squeamish or are particularly sensitive, this might not be the story for you, but you can deal then its definitely 100% something you should invest your time into reading." -Holly King

"A great read if you're looking for an interesting world, fun characters, and all the feels." -Sydney Nowaski.

"I enjoyed watching our main character growing, both as a person, and into her roles as the story progressed.
It is a brutal book, though, with a lot of trigger warnings, but this only helped to make it more interesting and real. No sugar coating in this world.
All in all I enjoyed it, and can strongly recommend the book to others, both YA readers, adult readers, readers of dystopian, and not." -Anniken Haga.
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135 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 50% (68)
4 30% (41)
3 13% (17)
2 7% (9)
1 0% (0)
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