Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She's never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings' tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be.
And she's always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.
The Sightless, like Fenn, are mysteriously protected from the Scourge, the gruesome creatures roaming the forests, reeking of festering flesh and consuming anything—and anyone—living. A Sightless Groundling must brave the Scourge and bring fresh water to the people of the forest. Today, that task becomes Fenn's.
Fenn will have a Lofty Keeper, Peree, as her companion. Everyone knows the Lofties wouldn’t hesitate to shoot an arrow through the back of an unsuspecting Groundling like Fenn, but Peree seems different. A boy with warm, rough hands who smells like summer, he is surprisingly kind and thoughtful. Although Fenn knows his people are treacherous, she finds herself wanting to trust him.
As their forest community teeters on the brink of war, Fenn and Peree must learn to work together to survive the Scourge and ensure their people’s survival. But when Fenn uncovers a secret that shatters her truths, she’s forced to decide who and what to protect—her people, her growing love for Peree, or the elusive dream of lasting peace in the forest.
5 OF 5 SCOURGE
I just want to give a huge Thank You to Kismet Touring for allowing me to be a part of this awesome tour. I have never ever read a book that has taken me by surprise like The Scourge did. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I look forward t reading more from A.G. Henley.
The Scourge is a story that has so many twists and turns and lies and secrets that each page you read leaves you breathless and wanting more. The Scourge is a story about a girl who is blind yes you heard me she is blind and she is a groundling who has to rely on her senses to help her people out. Being blind is not that bad but being the groundling that has to face the scourge alone does not scare her. Fenn knows her people need fresh water and she knows that she will have to face the scourge to get that water. But Fenn has a protector Peree who is a Lofty Keeper and he has vowed to keep her safe.
Peree is determined to keep Fenn safe and sound from the scourge and make sure nothing happens to her. What he did not bank on was falling in love with her. But the two of them start to get closer and as time goes on they develop feelings for each other and can not deny them. Fenn knows she is in danger every time she has to get water for her people and the lofty keepers but she also knows that a job is a job and a lot of people are relying on her.
Then Fenn and Peree uncover a huge secret and Fenn is not sure who she can trust. She questions everything she has been taught and with this secret looming she and Peree will have to figure out who to trust and who to stay away from. What will happen to Fenn? Will she be able to get past the secret or will it destroy her? WIll she and Fenn become a couple or will the secret destroy everything she knows?
Come along and read this great story because it is one that will stay with you for a long time after you are done reading it!
A.G. Henley is the author of the young adult novel, THE SCOURGE. She is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.aghenley.com
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