I am so thrilled to be sharing the next puzzle piece of the map for The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow! Before the map, here is some more information about the book:
Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.
Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.
As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules.
About Erin Bow:
Erin Bow is a physicist turned poet turned children’s novelist- and she has won major awards in all three roles. She’s the author of Plain Kate, which received two starred reviews and a YALSA Best Book of the Year, and Sorrow’s Knot, which received five starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Visit her at erinbow.com.
I absolutely loved The Scorpion Rules! This book is definitely one of my favourites of the year. If you would like to read my complete thoughts, you can find my full review here.
And now now for the puzzle piece!
The map is coming along! The final piece of the puzzle will be revealed by Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada. Be sure to check out the rest of the pieces on the blogs listed below, and see the full map on October 20th!
Full Tour Schedule: