It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.
As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret—the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.
What people are saying about ELECTED
“Wildly original, with a writing style to die for.” -Lindsay Cummings, author of The Murder Complex
“Thrilling and smart–I couldn’t stop reading this mesmerizing adventure!” Debra Shigley, author of The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide and guest contributor on The Today Show
“Rori Shay has expertly crafted a world of tenderness and deprivation, where well-meaning people debate the merits of war and technology and love. It is a world you will believe in, and one that you won’t be ready to leave.” Nancy Grossman, author of A World Away
“ELECTED was an interesting and unique take on a dystopian future that I haven’t encountered before. I stayed up way too late because I kept saying, ‘just one more chapter.’ ” Janine K. Spendlove, author of War of the Seasons
SUSPECTED, book 2 in The Elected Series
coming February 2015
East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.
In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after climate change created a global eco-crisis. Countries maintain complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren’t allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what’s left of the environment.
And yet, I’m my country’s Elected. I’ve just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I’m about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And . . . I’m a girl.
Shhhh . . .
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