In Skyhunter, a novel laced with adrenaline and filled with nonstop action, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu creates an immersive world broken by war where the only hope against overwhelming evil lies with a team of young warriors willing to sacrifice everything to save what they love.

The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death―transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara.

The legendary Strikers, Mara’s elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable.

Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope.

Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that finds their people repugnant. She finds comfort only with a handful of fellow Strikers who have pledged their lives to one another, soldiers determined to push Karensa back at all costs.

After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?


Marie Lu has hit it out of the park again with another gut wrenching, edge of your seat story. This time we are in a land where Talin is a striker who works for her country of Mara to destroy Ghosts sent by the Federation to take over her home well the home she now lives in. The Federation destroyed her homeland in their continued conquest of the world. From the first part of the book your heart is ripped out when Talin partner is killed by a Ghost. Now these are not Ghosts ohh spooky haunting you these are men who have been changed into zombie like hunters that have to be killed by hitting a major vein in their neck. If you get bitten then you can be turned so you have to be killed when it happens. ⠀

Talin is not a native to Mara she only became a striker cause her partner wanted her and the king agreed to it. Once she looses him she fears she will be stripped of her striker position and thrown out or killed. Instead she rescues a federation prisoner from being killed and ends up being paired with him. Which leads to a whole series of events that will keep you reading up to the very end. What would you do to rescue those you love, allow yourself to be turned into a monster? At the end of book one you will be on the edge of your seat as Talin is forced to make some very difficult choices. ⠀

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