Friday, September 11, 2015

The Scorpion RUles by Erin Bow ~ Giveaway

A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace - sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals - are raised together in small, isolated schools called Preceptures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.

Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Precepture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace, even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive. 

Enter Elián Palnik, the Precepture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Precepture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages. 

What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?

Available 9/22 from Simon & Schuster Teen


I received an ARC of this at BEA and I'm giving it away.
It was one of the books that got damaged by the rain at the airport coming home.  It's not bad and totally readable.

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  1. Hmm...always been a fantasy fan. However, I love dystopian and sci fi just about as much.

  2. Fantasy! Then dystopian, then sci fi.

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  4. All as long as the story is great! Out of the 3 Fantasy is what I have the most luck with in enjoying. Dystopian if not done right just read exactly the same with very few exceptions.
    Mary G Loki

  5. This looks like a good read... too bad I'm a long way from the US!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  6. All of them really. Sometimes, I will read a bunch of Dystopian books in a row, and sometimes a lot of Fantasy books one after the other, Sci-fi books are harder to pick for me, but I still enjoy them as much.

  7. I love them all equally. I ususally go through phases and read Fiction for a few months, then sci-fi, then dystopian, then paranormal romance, then horror, then back to fantasy. The order varies, but I keep myself pretty busy!