By Lee Kelly
“Red sunrise meets Escape from long island and The starvation Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fable packed with “prose [that] is beautiful and really good” and “tells a satisfyingly darkish story via alternating the 2 sisters’ issues of view” (VOYA, starred review).
It’s been approximately 20 years because the crimson Allies first attacked ny, and big apple is now a prisoner-of-war camp, governed by way of Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, big apple is a cage that retains her from the realm past the city’s borders. yet for Sky’s more youthful sister, Phee, the POW camp is a perilous playground of chance, and the single domestic she’d ever want.
When Sky and Phee detect their mom’s hidden magazine from the war’s outbreak, they either discover there’s extra to Manhattan—and their mother—than both of them had ever imagined. And after a bunch of strangers arrives on the annual POW census, the ladies start to discover the island’s long-kept secrets and techniques. The strangers hail from England, a rustic supposedly destroyed by means of the purple Allies, and Rolladin’s lies approximately Manhattan’s captivity start to unravel.
Hungry for the reality, the sisters set a sequence of occasions in movement that result in the dying of 1 of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, compelled to affix the unusual Englishmen on an break out project via long island. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by way of cannibals, into the hands of a sadistic cult within the city’s Meatpacking District and, during the pages in their mom’s outdated magazine, into the island’s darkish and stunning previous.