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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
by Ally Condie




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The fierce new YA novel from Ally Condie, author of the bestselling Matched trilogy

"A compelling, serpentine journey into the heart of grief, the way it can threaten to destroy, and what it looks like to survive." --Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

"With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life's true treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park." --Ren e Ahdieh, bestselling author of Smoke in the Sun and The Wrath & the Dawn


Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?

There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost's last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.

Revenge.

Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even--and especially--when you think all is lost.

Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman's journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.

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Overview

The fierce new YA novel from Ally Condie, author of the bestselling Matched trilogy

"A compelling, serpentine journey into the heart of grief, the way it can threaten to destroy, and what it looks like to survive." --Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

"With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life's true treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park." --Ren e Ahdieh, bestselling author of Smoke in the Sun and The Wrath & the Dawn


Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?

There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost's last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.

Revenge.

Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even--and especially--when you think all is lost.

Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman's journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780525426455
  • ISBN-10: 0525426450
  • Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2019
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

In an isolated society known simply as the Outpost, 17-year-old Poe Blythe has spent the past two years perfecting her design of weaponized armor to coat “the dredge,” a ship that mines gold from the Serpentine River. She’s been dedicated to this violent purpose ever since their last river voyage, when the boy she loved was killed by Raiders, a band of people who live outside the Outpost. 

Occasionally Poe wonders why the Admiral, the Outpost’s authoritative leader, needs so much gold, prioritizing the dredge and its mining tools over all the other problems faced by the Outpost, including food shortages and poverty. But as long as he allows her to keep working on the armor that kills Raiders, she doesn’t care. Then the Admiral unexpectedly tasks Poe with leading a crew on the dredge’s next voyage. Why has she been given this responsibility? And is there a traitor among her new crew, or is her distrustful nature and inability to read people clouding her judgment? In order to save her crew and her beloved ship, Poe will have to question her long-held beliefs, re-evaluate the pain that has shaped her life and consider new ways to look at the world and herself. 

In The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe, Ally Condie (author of the Matched trilogy) presents a heroine as flawed as her dystopian society, though the Outpost and its environs remain roughly sketched while the focus on Poe’s personality and growth evolves and deepens. Condie’s supporting cast mostly functions to throw Poe’s misconceptions into sharp relief, but there are also plenty of twists that constantly realign the characters and their motivations. 

An immersive novel that owes as much to 20th-century sci-fi as it does to recent YA, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe is a mature yet accessible standalone for dystopia-loving readers. 

 

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