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Given to the Sea

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Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
Hardcover $17.99
Apr 11, 2017 | ISBN 9780399544613

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*Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel for A Madness So Discreet

*Mindy McGinnis has been nominated for an Anthony Award

PRAISE FOR Given to the Sea:

“Star-crossed love is at the heart of this darkly vivid tale, woven with hypnotic prose and captivatingly intense characters [. . .] Readers will be hypnotized by their relationships as well as the allure of the created world in this first book of the Given duet.” Romantic Times

“[T]his book isn’t just about love triangles (or squares): themes of duty and fate are thickly woven into the fabric of this tale as each character grapples with balancing moral obligation against desire.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Four neatly interlocking narratives build a riveting story about destiny [. . .] There’s plenty of gore, romance, plot twists, and cliff-hangers, but readers will also find thoughtful challenges to racism, misogyny, and cruelty—plus a strong feminist element too.” Booklist

“Readers willing to look at the larger ensemble cast, the characters’ connections, and the subsequent political machinations may appreciate the world building and the disturbing but satisfying ending.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“[T]he flawed heroes, relatable villains, and creative storytelling will pull in readers. The threads weave together, culminating in an eagerly anticipated conclusion.” School Library Journal

“McGinnis (The Female of the Species) creates a lush, oceanic fantasy world, writing Khosa as a smart young woman with far more to offer than just her body.”—Publishers Weekly

“In a mythical land near the sea, five young people struggle to avoid their destinies. . . . All relationships are complicated by rivalries, wars, and shifting alliances.”VOYA
 

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