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It’s a tale as old as time—and no, we’re not talking about Beauty and the Beast. Revolutions, and the fight for better futures, has been a staple of the young adult genre for as long as we can remember picking up the books. Whether you first experienced it with Katniss, someone before, or are diving in for the first time with THESE REBEL WAVES, we’re here for you.

THESE REBEL WAVES, the first book in Sara Raasch’s newest duology, puts an insanely clever twist on the themes of revolution, drawing inspiration from the actual American Revolution. The setting and characters are young, scrappy, and hungry, and they’ve just won their freedom—but this future, they’re about to learn, is not easy to hold onto. With three characters, one a soldier, one a pirate, and one a prince, you’ll learn that there are plenty of paths to take through a revolution. But could you survive along them? Let’s see!

 

Would You Survive a YA Revolution?

 

About These Rebel Waves

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion.

But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he scavenges the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

 


Sooooo…will you survive a YA revolution? Tell us in the comments below!

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