The Thief and the Waste (Paperback)

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The thrilling sequel to The Wolf and the Rain, the award-winning story of a missing girl in an anarchic city (IndieReader Discovery Award Winner, Wishing Shelf bronze medalist, Readers' Favorite Book Awards silver medalist, Whistler Independent Book Awards shortlistee, B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree and one of the Kirkus 'Great Indie Books Worth Discovering').

'A tense sequel that outpaces its predecessor in an emotionally stirring story that packs a punch and is impossible to put down ...] Samarra is arguably one of the most complicated, compelling, and deeply likeable protagonists in YA lit.'- IndieReader (5 star review)

'A superbly plotted YA novel packed full of incredible characters.' - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (Finalist)


Girls are being snatched from the Barrow. Who has been buying them and why is unclear, but one thing is certain: they are being taken south of the wall into Seira, the military state that Samarra escaped a year ago. The military state that wants her dead. After a tumultuous night that leaves one of their own murdered, Samarra and her friends manage to thwart this year's shipment. With the trafficker's cart in their possession, they have an opportunity-trick their way into Seira by masquerading as the kidnapped girls and their guards. It's a grandiose plan born out of grief and guilt and rage. A doomed mission, they all know, though the enemy they are moving toward is far more powerful than any of them could have imagined. But before they can take on the puppetmaster, they'll have to fight their way through the Waste. For Raina. For Anna. For all the girls that vanished in the night.
Book 2 of 4 (probably) PLEASE NOTE: This work contains mature themes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781775392934
ISBN-10: 1775392937
Publisher: Library and Archives Canada
Publication Date: August 9th, 2020
Pages: 332
Language: English