(Atheneum/June 5, 2012)
Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet - especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the plague that is ravaging the rest of the world.Sounds the movie DayBreakers--minus the vampires though! & the last bit, with Cass being the "voice and instrument," almost sounds like Mockinjay; the rebel movement wanting Katniss to be its mascot. Still sounds really interesting though and I'd like to see how things are resolved. Also sounds like there's some romance brewing for Cass!
Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe. Government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cass and her family, they flee to the Island, a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors, and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken Cass under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the spirit world is angry, and it has chosen Cass to be its voice and instrument..
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
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