The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion RulesThe Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Series: Prisoner of Peace #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: September 22nd 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Science Fiction
Recommended For: Grade 8 & up


Greta knows her time is running out. That making it to her 18th birthday is unlikely. She knows that at any moment a swan rider will arrive announcing that her country has gone to war, which will mean instant death for her. You see, Greta is a Child of Peace; a hostage taken from her family by the A.I.s that rule the earth to ensure no country ever goes to war without extreme consequences. Her mother is the Canadian leader and the ruler of the one of the few remaining Great Lakes with water left; saving Greta would mean dooming her own people. One life for many. Greta has been taught to obey the machines and die with dignity; she is prepared…she will uphold her part.

When newcomer, Elian, appears everything changes. He refuses to follow the rules and bow down quietly. For the first time, Greta is realizing how brutal their system is as Elian is punished harshly over and over again. And as their countries get closer and closer to war, Greta realized she is the target in a new game. A game of war that follows none of the set rules. Stuck in a world where one wrong move could kill you, Greta must find a way to outsmart both the old and new players alike.



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