Image: Leyla McQueen & Jojo
Designed & illustrated by Diana Pinguicha
JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE ABYSS
A Forbes Most Interesting Books of Fall, 2021
A Tor.com Best YA SFF of 2021
Winner of the 2021 Bookish Jazz Award for Favourite YA Sequel
“This magnificent sequel caps off one of the most inventive and thrilling science fiction series in all of YA history.”
“A gripping adventure. Shah is a great writer with big ideas.”
“Stuns and thrills as it reaches its climatic end.
Dramatic, emotional, and immensely satisfying”
“Full of intrigue and betrayal. A thrilling page-turner”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“An exceptional young adult sci-fi duology”
CLOUD LAKE LITERARY MAGAZINE
“An explosive and thrilling conclusion”
YA BOOKS CENTRAL
WELCOME BACK TO THE ABYSS. WHERE IT'S DEEPER AND DARKER THAN EVER. ARI IS GONE. LEYLA WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO FIND HIM. BUT THE WAVES CARRY UNIMAGINABLE SECRETS IN THEIR FOLD. ABOUT THEIR WORLD. ABOUT LEYLA. AND NOBODY IS PREPARED FOR THE TRUTH . . .
Journey to the Heart of the Abyss
(Light the Abyss #2)
Leyla McQueen has finally reunited with her father after breaking him out of Broadmoor, the illegal government prison—but his freedom comes at a terrible cost. As Leyla celebrates his return, she must grapple with the pain of losing Ari. Now separated from the boy who has her heart and labeled the nation’s number one enemy, Leyla must risk illegal travel through unchartered waters in her quest for the truth behind her father's arrest.
Across Britain, the fallout from Leyla's actions has escalated tensions between Anthropoid and non-Anthropoid communities, bringing them to an all-time high. And, as Leyla and her friends fight to uncover the startling truths about their world, she discovers her own shocking past—and the horrifying secrets behind her father’s abduction and arrest. But as these long-buried truths finally begin to surface, so, too, do the authorities’ terrible future plans. And if the ever-pervasive fear prevents the people from taking a stand now, the abyss could stay in the dark forever.
Journey to the Heart of the Abyss is the conclusion to the Light the Abyss series which began with The Light at the Bottom of the World.
Hardback edition. Artwork by Shane Rebenschied. Designed by Sasha Illingworth
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