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The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace) by [Bow, Erin]
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From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—Talis's first rule for stopping war is to make it personal. The powerful AI ensures the world's leaders know the exact cost of any declaration of war by taking their children hostage as Children of Peace. If war is declared, the lives of both nation's hostages are forfeit. Greta Gustafson Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederation, is a seventh generation hostage at Precepture Four where she has lived most of her life. She embodies the ideals of the Children of Peace and knows to follow the rules even with her country on the brink of war. New hostage Elián Palnik refuses to accept any of the tenets of the Children of Peace, causing Greta to question everything she believes. Masterful, electric prose and wit make even the hardest moments bearable in this work as Greta and her friends endure countless hardships with the grace and aplomb befitting the world's future leaders. Bow weaves together science, ethics, and humor in this science fiction novel that delves deep into the human condition and questions the nature of choice and what must be sacrificed for the sake of the greater good. This book is further strengthened by a diverse, memorable cast of characters with realistically complicated relationships (romantic and platonic), brilliant plotting, and shocking twists. Guaranteed to have high appeal on many levels. VERDICT Bow delivers a knockout dystopian novel that readers will devour with their hearts in their mouths.—Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library

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  *"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate—and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed." (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review)

*"Bow continually yanks the rug out from under readers, defying expectations as she crafts a masterly story with a diverse cast, shocking twists, and gut-punching emotional moments." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

*"Masterful, electric prose... Bow delivers a knockout dystopian novel that readers will devour with their hearts in their mouths." (School Library Journal, Starred Review)

"Bow has crafted a true sci-fi narrative around the AI premise, utilizing an imaginative world and well-developed characters. Through Greta’s conflicts, the author explores what it means to be human." (Booklist)

" This is a smart, compelling read that explores the complicated nature of love, family, peace, war, and technology; fans of Johnson’s Summer Prince and Collins’s Hunger Games who are searching for an empowering and intelligent read-alike need look no further." (The Horn Book Magazine)

"This is fearfully superlative storytelling- electrical tension crackles in every elegant word. The finest fiction I've read this year." (Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity )

“Bow's amoral artificial intelligence overlord is one of my favorite characters in a while.” (Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven Boys)

The Scorpion Rules is one of the most inventive, devious, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable books I’ve read in years. Very highly recommended!” (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and THE NIGHTSIDERS)

“Clever and unexpected, THE SCORPION RULES is a game-changing novel about the consequence of war and the brutality of peace. Unforgettable!” (Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series)

"Elegant world-building, white-knuckle plot, and wonderful characters make The Scorpion Rules an extraordinary tale. I couldn't put it down." (V.E. Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic)

"Bow's vision of our apocalypse is stark, beautiful and terrifying. This is my favourite book." (EK Johnston, author of The Story of Owen)

"I don't know which is more delicious, the storytelling or the villain." (Tone Almhjell, author of The Twistrose Key)

“THE SCORPION RULES is a bloody, breath-taking, beautiful book… As a fellow craftsperson I'm left in awe, and as a reader I'm left feeling transformed.” (Zoe Marriott, author of The Name of the Blade series)


Product details

  • File Size: 3251 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (September 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2015
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TBKUWQC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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