Smith, Sherri L.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013
ISBN: 9780399252945
Branch Call Number: y SMITH 2013
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,22 cm


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Comment by: multcolib_lauralw Sep 22, 2014

If you like Hunger Games you might like this. This action story has great characters especially Fen de la Guerre.

After the Wall is built and the U.S. divides into the Outer States and Orleans in an attempt to stop Delta Fever from spreading, Fen struggles to get her friend's baby over the Wall to safety.

After New Orleans has been battered by flood after flood, a fever breaks out that changes the face of the city. In the disease- ridden city, a 16-year-old tries to survive, and to protect a baby that has come into her care.

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Sep 22, 2014
  • multcolib_lauralw rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you like Hunger Games you might like this. This action story has great characters especially Fen de la Guerre.

Jul 11, 2014
  • AliReads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Such excellent dystopia! So far from the cookie-cutter dystopian books that are everywhere. Excellent characters, Fen de la Guerre is actually the BEST. Strongest voice I've read in a while.

No romance! Which is a relief since Fen is sixteen and dorkward-but-earnest scientist Daniel is way older. No romance, but a whole lot of love, and two vital, life altering missions.

Some warning for rape, though.

Nov 18, 2013
  • sit_walk rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

First few chapters were great. But then just as things started rolling it bit the biscuit with some completely implausible strangeness (which is saying a lot for sci-fi)...too bad... had potential...

Jun 25, 2013
  • kristen89 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked how this takes place way in the future when New Orleans had to face more hurricanes even harsher than Katrina. Those left in Orleans have delta fever and are separated from the rest of the world. Fen must get her tribe leader's baby over the wall where she can have a somewhat better life, without the fear of brothels or those who would use her as as a blood slave. Fen doesn't know who she can trust, and those she does can stab her in the back and with a baby it's even more difficult getting to the border. Though I liked this book, and learning about the different blood types, the tribe speak, Fen used, became annoying after a while and probably wasn't really needed. The theme throughout was New Orleans will rise again and heal herself.


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