The village was safe from the Bleed and well guarded; the journey forward, to Matisa’s home, was risky. Kane was no longer willing to risk his brothers’ safety, but I couldn’t leave Matisa, now when I was so close to the valley of my dreams, not when she and I had risked so much to stay together.
It was the right thing to do.
I need to make sure it wasn’t for nothing.
Our Quote of the Week comes from Heartfire by Kate A. Boorman, the third book in a richly imagined alternate history will appeal to fans of Delirium, Wither, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Emmeline and Matisa have arrived at the land of Matisa’s people, but the Dominion’s troops are moving in. Matisa’s people have prepared for battle, but the Dominion’s weapons are brutal. To secure their survival, they will need something so important the Dominion will have to leave them in peace. Matisa and Em think they know what they need: the remedy to the Bleed, a deadly sickness.
To find it, Em will have to go back to the stifling settlement she’d spent her whole life trying to escape. But she’s no longer the Stained girl she once was—and she’s not going down without a fight.
Heartfire is available now.