Catalog

Holds may take longer to fill due to library closures within the Sage Library System

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

Rue's family is her whole lie. Her sister, Tasha, Moms, and the play aunties and cousins who live in East Row, the Houston neighborhood she calls home, are her world. But it is upended when the unthinkable happens: Moms is murdered and Rue is snatched away by a father who abandoned her at birth--a father who now insists she follow him to his home, Ghizon, a secret country of gods who wield a powerful magic. In Ghizon, Rue's existence is a crime. There's never been a half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother's death, Rue breaks Ghizon's most sacred law: she returns to Houston, only to discover Black kids are being forced into crime and violence, and Tasha is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother's life. Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghizon, and evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors' power to save her hood before the gods burn it to the ground. But how can she pull it off when the enemy is everywhere? -- from book jacket/
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library ELLE (J.) - Wings BK 01 (Text) 37814003341311 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book System_Only_3months 04/05/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande YA Elle, J (Text) 35178001833790 Young Adult Book Branch_Only_3months 03/05/2021 Available -
Stanfield Public Library YA FIC ELL (Text) 37875000131930 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 02/12/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library YA ELLE (Text) 33892006647276 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Book None 01/26/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534470675
  • ISBN: 1534470670
  • ISBN: 9781534470682
  • ISBN: 1534470689
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Signed first edition" -- from front cover.
Summary, etc.:
Rue's family is her whole lie. Her sister, Tasha, Moms, and the play aunties and cousins who live in East Row, the Houston neighborhood she calls home, are her world. But it is upended when the unthinkable happens: Moms is murdered and Rue is snatched away by a father who abandoned her at birth--a father who now insists she follow him to his home, Ghizon, a secret country of gods who wield a powerful magic. In Ghizon, Rue's existence is a crime. There's never been a half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother's death, Rue breaks Ghizon's most sacred law: she returns to Houston, only to discover Black kids are being forced into crime and violence, and Tasha is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother's life. Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghizon, and evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors' power to save her hood before the gods burn it to the ground. But how can she pull it off when the enemy is everywhere? -- from book jacket/
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14+. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Gods > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Novels.

Additional Resources