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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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Day 1: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (12 Days of Diverse Reads)

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Diverse Reads! In case you don't know... the next 12 Days is when we feature 12 diverse books... all being published next year!

I'm going to be kicking off the list with the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2016: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie. The Edge of the Abyss is the sequel to The Abyss Surrounds Us and features sea monsters and pirates - a phenomenal combination if you ask me.

The Abyss Surrounds Us #2
Author: Emily Skrutskie
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Flux

Three weeks have passed since Cassandra Leung pledged her allegiance to the ruthless pirate-queen Santa Elena and set free Bao, the sea monster Reckoner she’d been forced to train. The days as a pirate trainee are long and grueling, but it’s not the physical pain that Cas dreads most. It’s being forced to work with Swift, the pirate girl who broke her heart.

But Cas has even bigger problems when she discovers that Bao is not the only monster swimming free. Other Reckoners illegally sold to pirates have escaped their captors and are taking the NeoPacific by storm, attacking ships at random and ruining the ocean ecosystem. As a Reckoner trainer, Cas might be the only one who can stop them. But how can she take up arms against creatures she used to care for and protect?

Will Cas embrace the murky morals that life as a pirate brings or perish in the dark waters of the NeoPacific?

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