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Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston

Aetherbound

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Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston
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May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593397824 | 390 Minutes

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★”A close-knit, endlessly cathartic gem.”—Kirkus, starred review

“E. K. Johnston writes books that are simultaneously gentle and devastating, and I’m not sure how she does it but I’m so glad she does.”—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

“E. K. Johnston’s Aetherbound is a powerful and gorgeous story of a character who makes her own self, family, and future. I loved it completely.”—Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians

“Compelling and thoughtful, stark and bright, brimming with heart and rebellion, Aetherbound is the space opera you didn’t know you needed and a beautiful reminder that the tendrils of hope can grow in even the darkest, hardest world. This book is a gift and a balm.”—Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma

“I always enjoy found-family stories and the acceptance and love that Pendt finds in Aetherbound satisfies tremendously. Poignant themes surrounding bodily autonomy, human trafficking, and colonialism in space remind us that we must wrestle with these problems now. Looking forward to more adventures with Pendt the gene mage!”—Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi

“A masterful blend of magic, genetics, and interstellar relations in a tale that is as sharp as it is tender, as much a critique as it is an adventure. A true battle cry of a book!”—Natalie C. Parker, author of the Seafire Trilogy   

“The beauty of Aetherbound lies in its characters’ abilities to face painful, terrible circumstances and still fight for a better life. It’s a thought-provoking and hopeful book that encourages a closer examination of what truly makes life valuable.”—Bookpage

“Johnston gives readers a dystopian space drama that blends the spirit of Firefly with the heart of The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s a rewarding read that reflects on human trafficking, the value of human life, and the ethics of gene editing, all posited within the personal framework of almost 18-year-old Pendt’s sudden bid for freedom during a station stop and the two brothers committed to helping her.”—Booklist

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