Elysium Girls

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 14, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages
A lush, dazzlingly original young adult fantasy about an epic clash of witches, gods, and demons.

Elysium, Oklahoma, is a town like any other. Respectable. God-fearing. Praying for an end to the Dust Bowl. Until the day the people of Elysium are chosen by two sisters: Life and Death. And the Sisters like to gamble against each other with things like time, and space, and human lives. Elysium is to become the gameboard in a ruthless competition between the goddesses. The Dust Soldiers will return in ten years' time, and if the people of Elysium have not proved themselves worthy, all will be slain.

Nearly ten years later, seventeen-year-old Sal Wilkinson is called upon to lead Elysium as it prepares for the end of the game. But then an outsider named Asa arrives at Elysium's gates with nothing more than a sharp smile and a bag of magic tricks, and they trigger a terrible accident that gets both Sal and Asa exiled into the brutal Desert of Dust and Steel. There Sal and Asa stumble upon a gang of girls headed by another exile: a young witch everyone in Elysium believes to be dead. As the apocalypse looms, they must do more than simply tip the scales in Elysium's favor—only by reinventing the rules can they beat Life and Death at their own game in this exciting fantasy debut.
 

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Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I got an eGalley to review through NetGalley. Story (5/5): This was an amazing book. The whole story has this fantasy dust bowl type of feel to it ... Read full review

Elysium Girls

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Debut author Pentecost’s ambitious Dust Bowl–inspired dystopia pulses with dramatic scenes. After a 1935 dust storm decimates the Oklahoma Panhandle, Goddesses Life and Death challenge those remaining ... Read full review

Contents

ELYSIUM
CHAPTER
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 20
HOMECOMING
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
THE DESERT OF DUST AND STEEL
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR A SNEAK PEEK OF THAT DARK INFINITY

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Kate Pentecost was born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana state line, where there are more churches, pine trees, and alligators than anything else. She is a stalwart advocate of the weird, and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Elysium Girls is her debut.

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