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Never leave someone behind: it’s a promise easier made than kept, especially when seventeen-year-old Pip takes the headstrong twelve-year-old Iris under her protection in the wake of an earth-shattering plague.

After an unspeakable tragedy, the duo must navigate the nearly unrecognizable remains of Spokane, facing roving slave traders, merciless gangs―and worse. Pip and
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Paperback, 242 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2020 by Ooligan Press
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Trace Kerr
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Had middle school flashbacks of grading my own papers while clicking 5 stars! Back in the day when the teacher asked what grade you should get, I'd always say an A- just to hedge my bets. ;)

I wrote TNWT for my youngest child, Dane. They wanted a queer story with kickass female characters who love and fight for each other and oh yeah, make it gritty, fast paced, and raw.

I hope you fall so hard for Pip and Iris and Fly that you push on into the night, reading TNWT all in one gulp.




Kelly
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This book just wasn’t for me.
I liked the plot, but it was kind of flat. What happens after the disease? Do some people still get sick? There was really no threat in this book and that was something I missed.
I just don’t understand why the people would kill each other if there was no real danger.

In the middle of the book it finally started to peak my interest. Having a creepy farm where people live normal lives, but with some
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Gracie (MARVELousBooks)
Thank you Ooligan Press for providing me with this ARC on Edelweiss.

2.75

I truly believe this book had a lot of potential, but unfortunately it didnt live up to that. The writing was not great in a way where it tried to be sophisticated but it was actually simple and told everything that was happening very directly. The characters were interesting I guess but they did not seem like really people. You wouldn't meet anyone like them in real life except for maybe the child, Iris. I love LGBTQ+
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I graduated from Washington State University with a degree in English and a minor in public speaking and did what any self respecting liberal arts major would do...

Nothing remotely related to my field of study. I've worked as a barista, had the privilege to intern at the National Zoo in D.C. and at the Seattle Aquarium, sold handmade goods at a local farmer's markets, had kids, taught Montessori
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