The Stranded (Hardcover)
The Hunger Games meets Station Eleven in a gripping near-future dystopian: love triangles, betrayals and fights for freedom in a world turned upside-down...
Welcome to the Arcadia.
Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States—a leftover piece of a fractured USA.
For forty years, residents of the Arcadia have been prohibited from making landfall. It is a world of extreme haves and have nots, gangs and make-shift shelters.
Esther is a loyal citizen, working flat-out to have the rare chance to live a normal life as a medic on dry land. Nik is a rebel, planning something big to liberate the Arcadia once and for all.
When events throw them both together, their lives, and the lives of everyone on the ship, will change forever...
About the Author
Sarah Daniels is a former bookseller who studied archaeology and now lives in rural Lincolnshire, UK. Her work has been published in various online magazines and has been nominated for Best British and Irish Flash Fiction.
"This fast-paced, action-packed, near-future thriller explores social and political issues that feel relevant today…An addictive, original debut that will leave readers clamoring for more" — Kirkus Reviews
"The novel is fast paced and plot driven... There's something for everyone here, and the high-energy ending appears to signal a sequel." — Booklist
"The chapters are riddled with high tension and intense intrigue. A story that is hard to put down once started, and one that will leave readers with lots to think about after it is finished" — School Library Connection