Level 6.1, 18 Points
1 AAA battery and headphones required for use, but not supplied by library.
In container (19 X 14 x 3 cm.).
Title from Playaway label.
Previously released by Macmillan Audio ℗2020.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Read by Natalie Naudus.
"The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death -- transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Maras elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that finds their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another, soldiers determined to push Karensa back at all costs. After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses theres more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?"--,Provided by publisher.
A Junior Library Guild Selection