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Prized

The Birthmarked Trilogy (Volume 2)

Caragh O'Brien

Roaring Brook Press

Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime.  In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

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CHAPTER 1the wastelandSHE GRABBED THE HILT of her knife and scrambled backward into the darkness, holding the baby close in her other arm. Beyond the fire, the wasteland was still, as if the wind and even the stones had frozen in the night to listen, and then she heard it again, a faint chink, like a footfall in pebbles. Someone or something was out there, watching her.Gaia turned the knife in her palm, resettling her grip, and peered toward where the far edge of the firelight touched the boulders and the gnarled, wind-stunted trees of the gulch. Without dropping her gaze, she felt by
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“Although this is undeniably a dystopia, it is filled with romance and beauty…”--School Library Journal

“…this series practically begs to be a book club selection.” --VOYA
 
“Fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling books should know about O’Brien’s writing: these are smart, tough romances.” --Booklist
 
"Much like Birthmarked, Caragh again creates a vivid dystopian world that was so easy to imagine as the story goes on." - Mundie Moms blog
 
"Prized was an intriguing read that I didn't want to put down. Most of the characters are absolutely lovely, and the plot is one to get you hooked! I am eagerly anticipating the last book in the trilogy, I am very curious to see where Caragh M O'Brien will take readers after the unpredictable twist Prized ends with. " - The Book Cellar
 
"Readers who loved Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien will definitely not want to miss out on its sequel Prized, nor will fans of Shift by Charlotte Agell, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and Dark Parties by Sara Grant." - The Book Muncher 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Caragh O'Brien

  • Since earning an MA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh M. O’Brien has been a high school teacher, an author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults.  Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the ALA 2011 Amelia Bloomer List.  She lives with her family and writes from her home in Connecticut.

    More about the author and her novels can be found at www.caraghobrien.com.

  • Caragh M. O'Brien
    Caragh M. O'Brien
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Prized

The Birthmarked Trilogy

Caragh O'Brien

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
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