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Praise for the instant New York Times bestseller Skyhunter
"Riveting." --POPSUGAR
"Action-packed." --BuzzFeed
"Fresh." --Los Angeles Times
"Exhilarating...a rollercoaster of a reading experience." --The Nerd Daily

A Quiet Place meets Attack on Titan in this unputdownable, adrenaline-laced novel.

Strikers are loyal. With unparalleled, deadly fighting skills. With a willingness to do anything--including sacrifice their own lives--to defend Mara, the world's last free nation. But to the very people she protects, Talin is seen as an outcast first and a Striker second.

No matter what others think, Talin lets nothing distract her from keeping the evil Federation and its army of haunting, mutant beasts at bay. Until a mysterious prisoner shows up and disrupts Talin's entire world. Is he a spy? A product of the Federation's sinister experiments? The clock is ticking for Talin to unravel the prisoner's secrets and discover whether he's the weapon that will save--or destroy--them all.

Explore the chilling realities of war and the power of hope in Skyhunter, with slow burn romance and nonstop action that will have you racing to the end.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 28mm | 354g
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250802695
  • 9781250802699
  • 509,639

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A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller

Cinematically imagined... An exciting, layered, action-filled tale. --Kirkus Reviews

Paradoxes abound and readers will glory in them all. --Booklist

Suspense and high-action fights make this plot-driven story both fast-paced and brutal. --School Library Journal

Lu (The Kingdom of Back and Legend) creates a devastating, war-torn world, built upon the wreckage of a technologically advanced society. Readers will eagerly await a follow-up to this engrossing dystopian novel, which searingly interrogates traumas of war, immigration, and imperialism. --Publishers Weekly

Lu ably balances lightning-fast action and stirring battles with romance, weaving in enough bits of cultural history to give the story some grounding... This hearty but small group of Talin, Red, and a few more allies face formidable odds in the next outing, and readers will likely eagerly await news on how they fare. -- The Bulletin

This tale of intrigue, alliances, and love will draw Legend fans and new readers into a fascinating world whose combined layers of privilege and surveillance draw comparisons to many present-day social ills. --Publishers Weekly

Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend . . . taut and insightful." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh." --Los Angeles Times

"Clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken." --New York Journal of Books

"[Lu] has given this beautifully crafted series the ending it deserved." --Booklist
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About Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Legend series, the Young Elites trilogy, Batman: Nightwalker, the Warcross series, and The Kingdom of Back. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, where she worked as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare hours reading, drawing, and playing games. She lives in Los Angeles with her illustrator/author husband, Primo Gallanosa, and their son.
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10,125 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 37% (3,731)
4 41% (4,192)
3 18% (1,794)
2 3% (333)
1 1% (75)
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