No lies, the JJJ Book Club is insanely excited to reveal the first excerpt from Karen Bao‘s upcoming novel, “Dove Arising”!
In “Dove Arising”, Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested.
Living on their own with no support, the only way for Phaet to save her younger siblings from a life in the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers.
Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider. Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…
“Dove Arising” is out in February 2015. Click inside to get your first read!