THE OFFERING (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) Fall, 2018!

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On the island of Bellona, they worship the sun. Seventeen-year-old Veda Adeline understands that keeping the sun content ensures plentiful crops, civilian peace and harmony, and a thriving commerce. 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 many canals that snake through their island. 

But when Veda’s grandfather is chosen as the next sacrificial offering to keep the sun’s favor, his dying words force Veda to see the injustice of Bellonian society. Turning away from the sun means she must join the night—and an underground revolution she’s been taught to fear all her life. 

Veda’s relationship with Nico — blossoming with new feelings far past friendship — becomes her own sacrifice. Nico’s Dogio badge, once a source of jokes between them, transforms into an unbreachable wall. He’s as loyal to his people as she must be to hers. To fight for what’s right, Veda must wage war on the boy she loves.

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