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The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death, transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Mara's elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable. Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope. Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there's more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?-- Publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ò020
ISBN: 9781250221681
Characteristics: 371 pages : map ; 24 cm


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OPL_KrisC Oct 21, 2020

An action-packed sci-fi adventure set in a world torn apart by war and following a team of young warriors who are seeking to be their countries salvation. For fans of Joelle Charbboneau.

Oct 19, 2020

I really enjoyed Skyhunter, another winner from Marie Lu. Tallin is a refugee and is mute. She is a Striker, a special type of fighter, for the country of Mara. Mara is under threat from the Karensa Federation, which has invaded every other country except for Mara. Tallin and her mother fled to Mara when the Federation invaded their own country Basea. Mara does not treat its refugees well. Even though Tallin risks her life for Mara, she is mocked and called a "rat". The Strikers are trained to fight "ghosts", dangerous genetically modified people turned into monsters created by the Federation.
The story gets going when an unusual prisoner from the Federation is captured by Mara. He is slated for execution. Sensing something important about him, Tallin advocates to spare his life.
Skyhunter is a fast paced sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian. The Federation is truly chilling in its treatment of people. There are references to an ancient society that met with an apocalyptic end, which makes the reader to want to learn more. The characters are interesting and well developed. Tallin's character offers the unique perspective of that of a refugee and a mute person. Skyhunter is the first book in a series. I look forward to future installments.

Oct 16, 2020

i wanted to, but i didn't love skyhunter. it didn't give me the same happy feeling as when i discovered warcross. it was just... meh.

DCLteens Sep 11, 2020

A Must-Read Young Adult staff pick 2020. If you like science fiction and cinematic action sequences then Marie Lu’s latest book will be just the right combination to keep you entertained this fall.


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