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Desert Dark
Ages 12-up
ISBN: 9780823435623
Price: $17.95
Published by: Holiday House, Inc.

Desert Dark

by Sonja Stone
With a setting that is Hogwarts meets The Bourne Identity, this debut YA thriller will make readers mad with suspense.

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley is delighted to earn a spot at an elite, government-funded boarding school. Nothing sounds better than leaving behind her fraught relationship with her ex-boyfriend and moving to faraway Arizona for a spot at Desert Mountain Academy. But the Academy is more than Nadia bargained for: it’s a covert CIA program training high-achieving students for the Black-Ops. Nadia struggles to keep up in her new classes while gaining the trust of her assigned teammates for campus-wide competitions known as “survival courses.” Things get worse when news leaks that there is a double agent on campus, and someone is framing Nadia!
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