Shatter the Sky

Coming July 30, 2019 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Raised among the ruins of a conquered mountain nation, Maren dreams only of sharing a quiet life with her girlfriend Kaia—until the day Kaia is abducted by the Aurati, prophetic agents of the emperor, and forced to join their ranks. Desperate to save her, Maren hatches a plan to steal one of the emperor’s coveted dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold.

If Maren is to have any hope of succeeding, she must become an apprentice to the Aromatory—the emperor’s mysterious dragon trainer. But Maren is unprepared for the dangerous secrets she uncovers: rumors of a lost prince, a brewing rebellion, and a prophecy that threatens to shatter the empire itself. Not to mention the strange dreams she’s been having about a beast deep underground…

With time running out, can Maren survive long enough to rescue Kaia from impending death? Or could it be that Maren is destined for something greater than she could have ever imagined?

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Praise & Reviews

  • *A Summer 2019 Indies Next Pick (IndieBound)

  • *A Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Title (American Booksellers Association)

  • “Debut author Wells' beautiful prose and compelling protagonist will leave readers eager for the sequel.” (Kirkus Reviews)

  • “Wells has built a mesmerizing world that will draw readers in and has created characters with depth and charisma… A great addition to high school library collections, particularly those looking for LGBTQ romance.” (School Library Journal)

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