Fifteen-year-old Phaet is a quiet young girl, leading a very average life with her family on the moon. But when her mother is arrested for rebellious publishings in the paper, Phaet knows the only way to support her siblings in her mother’s absence is to enlist in the powerful Militia. There’s much action and little time for romance in her demanding new life as a trainee, and the deeper she goes, the fewer people she can trust and the more secrets she has to uncover. A stellar debut with a Lunar setting, Dove Arising is sure to appeal to fans of Veronica Roth and Beth Revis.— Leah
Fans of Ender's Game and The Maze Runner will love this smart sci-fi debut and its sequel, Dove Exiled!
Phaet Theta’s Plan: Live peacefully in the lunar colony, work hard, become a scientist, and enjoy a quiet future off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested.
The New Plan: Enlist in the militia, learn everything she can from top trainee Wes, and become the youngest Militia Captain in history so she can save her family. It all seems perfect. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…
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“Fans of The 5th Wave, Divergent, and Legend will love this smart, futuristic thriller.”—Justine
“Bao writes a brilliant new YA heroine in a world of true science fiction.”—Bustle.com
“Fans of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game…should flock to this well-written debut.”—SLJ
About the Author
Karen Bao (karenbao.com) is a writer, musician, and aspiring scientist. She has a brother three years younger than her and a violin sixty years older than her. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, she currently studies environmental biology at college in New York City. Karen began writing Dove Arising at the age of seventeen.
Follow her on Twitter @KarenJBao.
“Karen Bao is an incredibly talented young writer. Beautiful prose and one of the most interesting main characters I've read. Dove Arising marks the debut of a promising new talent. I loved the story, and I can't wait to read more!” —Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
“Newcomer Bao’s off-world setting and world-building details are intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly
"Characters are well developed, especially strong-willed Phaet, and an even pace will keep teens turning pages. Fans of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Marie Lu’s Legend should flock to this well-written debut effort by 19-year-old Bao." —School Library Journal
"Until just recently, the number of formidable young adult authors who got published before they were out of their teens was extremely small: Christopher Paolini and Isamu Fukui. Well, it is time to make room for a third name in this elite list: Karen Bao." —VOYA
“The 20-year-old Bao writes a brilliant new YA heroine in a world of true science fiction.” —Bustle.com
“Phaet is a compelling, ‘do what needs doing’ kind of girl, and her desperation to succeed and secure her family’s future is palpable…Revelations at the end pave the way for a sequel.”—Booklist.com
“Fans of The 5th Wave, Divergent, and Legend will love this smart, futuristic thriller.” —Justine