Can 17-year-old goddesses fix the world?
Ever since the Breaking, the world of Aeon has stopped turning. One hemisphere exists in perpetual night plagued by ceaseless tsunamis while the other half is scorched by constant oppressive sunlight. Aeon is a dystopian world where critical resources are scarce and monsters and spectres lurk dangerously. Living in opposite hemispheres and unaware of the other’s existence, twin goddesses Odessa and Haidee embark on treacherous parallel journeys to the Great Abyss to revisit the site of the Breaking and try to heal the world that their mothers made so wrong. These are teens aching to understand the broken world they’ve inherited and figure out how to set it to rights. What are they willing to fight for and defend? In a book narrated by four alternating voices, Chupeco (contributor: His Hideous Heart, 2019, etc.) offers up an exciting page-turner that is so visually vivid that reading it feels like watching a movie. It’s chock full of narrow escapes, plot twists, and great characters—even a queer romance—that work in concert. Give this to fans of Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince (2018) and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (2018); they will devour this story that is part epic adventure, part political thriller and eagerly await its sequel. Most characters are presumed white; two major and several secondary characters are coded as East or South Asian.
Magical and exhilarating. (map) (Fantasy. 14-18)