Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter by Marie Lu is a new sci-fi series from one of my favourite authors that has me super excited. Non-stop action and young warriors??! This sounds  like my kind of sci-fi! I am intrigued by these Strikers and I look forward to immersing myself into a new Marie Lu world.

SkyHunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter Marie LuTitle: Skyhunter (Skyhunter#1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: September 29, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

In Skyhunter, a novel laced with adrenaline and filled with nonstop action, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu creates an immersive world broken by war where the only hope against overwhelming evil lies with a team of young warriors willing to sacrifice everything to save what they love.

The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death―transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara.

The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.

Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.

Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that finds their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another, soldiers determined to push Karensa back at all costs.

After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?


Book Quotes: Skyhunter Marie Lu

Because my mother taught me that, in spite of everything, I must choose goodness.

We aren’t trusted here – not because of who we are, but where we come from.

About Marie Lu

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I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. 🙂

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.

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24 thoughts on “Skyhunter by Marie Lu

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I was just eyeing this one thinking it belonged on my wish list! I have enjoyed Marie Lu’s work in the past , and think I would like this one too. I hope you enjoy it when you read it! Have a great week.

  2. Greg says:

    Woah- what a cover! Love the synopsis too- I can see getting this one. I’ve been wanting to read more of her stuff anyway- this definitely sounds very promising.

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