Amanda Marin's latest release has all the feels of her first book, North to Nara, but also features many parallels between current events and how people treat the others. Neve and Micah fell in love but were not allowed to be together. They faced harassment, threats and even imprisonment. They dreamed of escaping to the country to the north.
In Sky to Sea, Neve and Micah have found a place where they can be together but their problems are far from over. Now they realize that paradise might not be all they thought it would be.
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They thought their troubles were over … but they’ve only just begun.
For Neve Hall and Micah Ward, the New Republic has always represented more than its legends of snowflakes and butterflies. It has also meant hope—and the freedom to love. But reality differs from their dreams. Living in a shelter for refugees, the pair must convince their immigration case manager that they are worthy of citizenship. Failure means deportation back to the Nation—and their deaths.
But assimilating isn’t easy—especially when tensions between the Republic and Nation flare. Before long, Neve and Micah find themselves at the epicenter of the conflict, kidnapped and held hostage by Sans Murs, a group of radicals who won’t surrender until the Nation meets their demands. Sans Murs has named its terms, but the Nation has one of its own: Micah’s return. Torn between two worlds, are they fated to unravel?
“You can’t keep us like this forever,” I tell him, trying to summon my inner lioness. “You’re not helping anyone by holding us hostage. Whatever you’re trying to do, you’re just making everything worse.”
“We’re not trying to help anyone,” Remy sneers. “We’re using you to teach the Nation a lesson. We wanted Chloé Dubois and they refused. They want you, and we’ll refuse, too. Turns out you’re an extremely valuable playing card.”
I drink up his words like we’re trapped in a desert instead of the Republic. Maybe I can get more information out of him. Some clue about why he’s holding us captive. My chin juts out defiantly as I glare at him. “What do you hope to gain? They’ve released Chloé—you don’t need to trade us for her.”
“We’re not going to trade you for Chloé. We want something bigger.”
My chest tightens. Remy can’t be working for the New Republic’s government—he wouldn’t have needed to attack the MinImm autocar if he was. Which means he must be working for someone else.
“Who’s ‘we’?” I ask.
I’ve pushed too hard. Remy crosses his arms over his chest. He truly is every bit the fox that his face makes him look: equal parts fast and clever. He knows what I’m up to—that I’m trying to use the way he underestimates me to get information out of him—and he’s had enough of this game. Without another word, he turns and stomps out of the room then, leaving Micah and me in pitch black once more.
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About the Author:
When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing back a book as a present for her. Whether she was getting lost in the pages of a tale about far-away knights, girls with supernatural powers, or kindly giants, she was quickly hooked on stories.
Over the years, Amanda has followed her own yellow brick road of reading and writing, and although her adventures haven’t involved sword fights or saving the planet from certain annihilation, they have involved jobs in scholarly publishing and marketing, a modest amount of travel, and a lifelong love of novels.
Amanda holds degrees in English from Salve Regina University and Boston College. Her favorite things include Starbucks lattes, lazy summer afternoons at the beach, and books with characters that make you go “awww.” She lives in New Hampshire with her family and furbaby, Snickers the Poodle.
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