ANTIUS ASCENDING SERIES

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Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both.

 

“I admired Cori’s character arc, and her unswerving focus. She’s gutsy and brave, physically tough and yet emotionally vulnerable, compassionate and resolute – all of this at 17! ER Arroyo is a fine writer, and this is a story I will read again, which is a high compliment in my world.”

“5 STARS! Rarely do I read a book more than once, but I liked it so much I read it TWICE! I read a lot of YA dystopian and post-apocalyptic books, but this one breaths life into a genre that is beginning to feel stale with its repetition. Sovereign is smart, thought-provoking and truly fits into the dystopian category, unlike so many wannabe novels.”

 

Consumed by guilt from a war she started, Cori faces the aftermath of her destruction. The Mercy colony is in shambles as infection spreads and Dylan struggles to find a cure before it’s too late. Cori’s love and loyalties are put to the test when he asks her for the unthinkable. Now faced with impossible decisions, Cori must risk her friends and everything she’s ever cared about in order to put things right. She’ll go to unimaginable lengths to save the innocent, no matter the cost.

 

“There are books that we read that leave us changed. They become a part of us and the characters are family and we love and cherish them and hurt and feel with and for them. This is one of those books.”

“The last 1/3 of the book literally had my on the edge of the seat, and the bait and switch E.R. did there towards the end was not only entirely frightening but it made me cry. If a book can make me cry, I am forever a loyal fan. Now you all need to go read it and experience the wave of emotions that I did. The Offering is a rare gem in the YA genre and I will definitely read all of E.R.’s future works.”