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The Waning Age (Hardcover)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence, a lightly speculative, relevant puzzle box with undertones of Never Let Me Go.

The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens.

Natalia Peña has already waned. So why does she love her little brother with such ferocity that, when he's kidnapped by a Big Brother-esque corporation, she'll do anything to get him back?

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Sentence comes this haunting story of one determined girl who will use her razor-sharp wits, her martial arts skills, and, ultimately, her heart to fight killers, predators, and the world's biggest company to rescue her brother--and to uncover the shocking truth about waning.

About the Author

S. E. Grove ( is a historian and world traveler. She spends most of her time reading about the early modern Spanish empire, writing about invented empires, and residing in Boston. Follow S. E. Grove on Twitter @segrovebooks.

Praise For…

★ "A provoking, striking call to self-reflection." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Unexpected twists create a fast-paced plot . . . A must-have for libraries with dystopian fans." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A dazzling,emotional journey about a sister's love and the fight against an emotionless society."  —Booklist

"Grove’s world shines through as a complex statement on empathy." —BCCB Reviews

"Readers, especially lovers of dystopian fiction, will enjoy this book and may just come away wondering, “what if…?” —School Library Connection

"The Waning Age brings dystopia back to YA, in a novel that feels like Lauren Oliver's Delirum mixed up with Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go" —Bustle

"A fun ride with cool characters set in an interesting world you won’t regret diving into." —Hypable
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451479853
ISBN-10: 0451479858
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English

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