By Lee Kelly
“Red sunrise meets Escape from big apple and The starvation Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian myth full of “prose [that] is beautiful and outstanding” and “tells a satisfyingly darkish story via alternating the 2 sisters’ issues of view” (VOYA, starred review).
It’s been approximately twenty years because the purple Allies first attacked big apple, and ny is now a prisoner-of-war camp, governed through Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, big apple is a cage that retains her from the realm past the city’s borders. yet for Sky’s more youthful sister, Phee, the POW camp is a perilous playground of threat, and the one domestic she’d ever want.
When Sky and Phee observe their mom’s hidden magazine from the war’s outbreak, they either notice there’s extra to Manhattan—and their mother—than both of them had ever imagined. And after a bunch of strangers arrives on the annual POW census, the women start to discover the island’s long-kept secrets and techniques. The strangers hail from England, a rustic supposedly destroyed through the pink Allies, and Rolladin’s lies approximately Manhattan’s captivity start to unravel.
Hungry for the reality, the sisters set a chain of occasions in movement that lead to the loss of life of 1 of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, pressured to affix the unusual Englishmen on an get away project via ny. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by means of cannibals, into the fingers of a sadistic cult within the city’s Meatpacking District and, in the course of the pages in their mom’s outdated magazine, into the island’s darkish and stunning earlier.