(The Undergrounders #2) by Norma
Hinkens Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-fi Release Date: February 21st 2016
Summary from Goodreads: Against all
odds, Derry and a handful of survivors have escaped the malevolent Doctor
Lyong’s clutches, but victory proves bittersweet. No one knows if Owen is dead or alive. The
shaky plan to rescue him falls apart when the Council splits over rumors of
Owen’s ties to the Craniopolis.
Forced to find new recruits Derry makes the treacherous journey to Shoshane
City, home of the mysterious riders. Behind the imposing barricade the city’s
leader, Jerome, is hiding secrets. Mutiny and sabotage is afoot and Derry finds
herself caught up in a desperate struggle to save the city from being destroyed
by The Ghost, a man who swears allegiance to no one. Time is running out to
save Owen, and tensions are rising between Jakob and Sven, who may turn out to
be a deadly distraction.
Will Derry emerge victorious from the showdown at the Craniopolis, or
will the price of freedom mean sacrificing the man she loves?
Travel junkie, former professional globetrotter, legend lover, idea wrangler.
Norma Hinkens has lived, worked and visited her way across continents, soaking
up stories along the way. Her writing is influenced by the resilient characters
she met along the way; everyone has a story!
Norma grew up among vibrant storytelling traditions in her native Ireland.
She's a legend-loving author who takes a fiendish delight in pushing reluctant
characters over cliffs to find out what they’re made of. Epic odds, seemingly
impossible missions, pasts that haunt, intrigue and misadventure. She’s
happiest when wrangling provocative big picture ideas that are never black and
white when you turn them inside out. It’s all about the tension in the journey.
She currently resides in California with her husband, three children and
Chihuahua extraordinaire. She is the author of the YA post-apocalyptic
Undergrounders Series: Immurement, Embattlement and Adjudgement.