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In a time when a pandemic is threatening the entire population, Risa and her family apply for coveted acceptance into a new Safe City— a place designed to keep the virus out and to preserve a select few of the population.

But getting accepted into the city may not be worth it. Especially when she is sedated for secure transport and wakes up, unable to find her family. No m
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published December 10th 2015 by Lands Atlantic Publishing
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Misty Baker
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** A 4.3 Review ***

John Quincy Adams once said: “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

Shelena Shorts’ latest novel “Gates of the Arctic” is about many things. The end of civilization. Loss. Love. But the most important…patience and perseverance.

I want you to imagine (for just a moment) this scenario. The world is crumbling around you. A super-virus called NORO-6 is sweeping across the planet essentially killing everyone in it’
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Kaylin Adkins
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG, Loved it. I love how this book was more about patients. And the love of family and the heart of a daughter's love and a mother's love.

Shelena you are amazing. I love it... I do hope there's a second one...
Tiffany Adkins
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This book was amazing! Couldn't put the book down!!!!!
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I won this book on goodreads. This book kept me interested the whole time and was a fast read. The ending leaves you curious about the world and wanting a sequel.
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Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-reads
*~ Original review on GotToReadThoseBooks ~*

Let me start this review with saying that I've been waiting for a new Shelena Shorts book for years - literally. Since I met Sophie and Wes (from The Pace series), no book has been the same. They’re hard to compete with. Even for Risa and Camsen. I have to be honest, I did not imidiately love this new book. I was still missing Sophie and Wes, heck even missed Vasi from The Syndicate. And I have been looking forward to this book for so long, my expectat
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Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
John Morrison
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I won this book through the giveaways. It is gripping and marvelous story. It will leave you wanting a sequel.
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Shelena Shorts is a Virginia native who graduated from George Mason University with a degree in English and Special Education. After teaching for several years, she continues her passion for literacy through writing and publishing. Most of her weekends are spent on the sidelines cheering for one of her three, super active kids! She loves nature's views and is grateful for God's daily blessings.
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