"Loved it! A well-written narrative of disability, dystopia, and exploration...consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry's The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village."--Nicole Dieker, Discovery Reedsy
"Britta Jensen's epic worldbuilding shines and the story is full of mystery, suspense, and heart. I'm looking forward to more stories in this universe."--Amanda Bennett, Midday Moonrise Blog
Long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize
A girl who's lost her mother. A boy learning about love. Both with a secret neither knows about and a journey that could tear them apart.
When half-sighted Leanora catches her father committing an unspeakable crime she is forced to flee her village with her blind best friend, Dex. Together they seek answers to the Mists that caused disabilities in many communities on their planet. The journey of discovery isn't without hardship. Dex drifts away from Leanora, new truths emerge about her family and a newfound power haunts her. Across the deserts of Eloia her heart calls her in a new direction. Does she have the courage to heed its call, even if it means leaving everything she knows behind?
The sequel, Hirana's War, releases October 1, 2020.
Top notch reading for young adults
My piano students love this book. They come to lessons and talk about the characters and ask when the sequel is coming out. A well loved book.