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Beware the Night (#1 Offering)

Jessika Fleck

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SQUARE FISH
10 March 2020
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA); Questing & Adventure; Dystopia; Young Adult Fantasy; Young Adult Science Fiction; Young Adult Romance
On the island of Bellona, they worship the sun. Seventeen-year-old Veda understands that keeping the sun content ensures plentiful crops, peace, and harmony, and a thriving economy. But as a member of the Basso class, she never reaps those benefits.

Life as a Basso is one fraught with back-breaking work and imposing rules. Her close friendship with Nico is Veda's one saving grace in a cruel world where the division between her people and the ruling Dogio is as wide and winding as the canals that snake through their island.

But when Veda's grandfather is chosen as the next sacrificial offering to keep the sun's favor, Veda is forced to see the injustice of her world. Turning away from the sun means she must join the night-and an underground revolution she's been taught to fear all her life.
By:   Jessika Fleck
Imprint:   SQUARE FISH
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   281g
ISBN:   9781250233332
ISBN 10:   125023333X
Series:   Offering
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   10 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jessika Fleck is a writer, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter-she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. She has lived all over the US from Hawaii to Vermont, but currently calls Illinois home. She resides there with her sociology professor husband and two daughters where she's learning to appreciate the beauty in cornfields and terrifyingly large cicadas. Beware the Night is her second published work for young adults.

Reviews for Beware the Night (#1 Offering)

Fleck has crafted a fully realized world complete with its own history and mythology to immerse her readers. Finely tuned and masterfully written, this is a must-purchase for all fantasy shelves. --School Library Journal, starred review


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