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The Continent by [Drake, Keira]
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Gr 9 Up—Sixteen-year-old apprentice cartographer Vaela Sun is going on a tour of the Continent for her birthday. The trip is a highly coveted one among her peers, and Vaela is excited to be going despite the ongoing war ravaging the country. The Aven'ei and Xoe have been fighting for centuries with no signs of peace. Vaela and her family live in the Spire. The Spire is an affluent nation that has abolished warfare and vowed to remain neutral no matter what. Unfortunately, Vaela will witness the Continent's fighting firsthand. When a tragic accident leaves her stranded in the desolate wasteland, Vaela finds herself at the mercy of the warring local tribes. This fast-paced story attempts to address the stark disparity between prosperous civilizations and war-torn nations as well as the moral implications of remaining neutral in a violent conflict but fails and instead includes racist undertones. While some may find the setting unique, the plot is simple and lacks nuance. The problematic "white savior" trope is employed throughout, making this difficult to recommend. VERDICT A strictly additional purchase.—Ariel Birdoff, New York Public Library

About the Author

Keira Drake is a full-time author and enjoys writing poetry and music in addition to novels. She is an avid gamer with a soft spot for titles that feature epic and astounding storytelling. When not writing or gaming, Keira is likely reading, napping, golfing, drawing or spending time with her sweet, sassy daughter. She lives in Utah and loves it, but is a native Californian and will remind you of that fact at every opportunity.

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  • File Size: 2528 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (April 1, 2018)
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2018
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071Z6J5V4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,703 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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