Promised : The Birthmarked Trilogy

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Caragh M. O'Brien's Promised is the conclusion to the thrilling YA dystopian adventure Birthmarked Trilogy, where the world is divided between those who live inside the wall and those who live outside.

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 23mm | 286g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250034280
  • 9781250034281
  • 130,124

Review quote

"An interesting mixture of fantasy and science fiction." --VOYA, December 2012

"...a satisfying finish to a strong series that deftly mixed romance and, of all things, genetics." --Booklist, October 1, 2012

"Readers [...] will want to see Gaia succeed against the odds once again." --Kirkus, September 15, 2012

"Readers who relish romance, lots of action and drama that includes overthrowing an evil regime, and strong female characters will love this book." --School Library Journal, January 2013
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About Caragh M O'Brien

Since earning an MA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh M. O'Brien has been a high school teacher, an author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the ALA 2011 Amelia Bloomer List. She lives with her family and writes from her home in Connecticut.
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14,816 ratings
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4 34% (5,054)
3 28% (4,129)
2 9% (1,262)
1 2% (304)
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