Dark Divide (A Desert Dark Novel #2) (Hardcover)

By Sonja Stone

Holiday House, 9780823438365, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

List Price: 18.99*
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At a boarding school full of spies-in-training, nothing ever stays quiet for long.

With the trials of her first semester behind her, sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley returns to Desert Mountain Academy--an elite boarding school secretly housing a CIA training facility--to complete her junior year. After uncovering a double agent and neutralizing a threat to national security, keeping up with her coursework and navigating an uncertain romance seems like more than enough drama.

But Nadia's first survival course takes a terrifying turn when she realizes she's being hunted by a familiar foe. The traitor she exposed is after her--because he needs her help, to protect someone he loves. But can she really trust a guy who was once tasked to kill her?

In this heart-pounding sequel to Desert Dark, the stakes get ever higher as Nadia uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy with roots closer to home than she ever could have imagined. Told through the alternate perspectives of a diverse cast of characters, Dark Divide is a fast-paced thriller perfect for fans of Marie Lu's Legend series or James Dashner's Maze Runner trilogy.

About the Author

SONJA STONE collected intel on psychology and creative writing at Washington College, trained at Le Cordon Bleu for a cover job as head pastry chef, and completed a solo course at the same survival school where Tom Hanks prepared for Cast Away. This is her second novel.

Praise For Dark Divide (A Desert Dark Novel #2)

"The perilous intricacies of espionage run deeper than ever in this high-octane sequel. . . . A jaw-dropping second installment ready for a third."Kirkus Reviews
"This sequel to Desert Dark doubles down on intrigue by deep-diving into the intracaces of conspiracies and the fallout of secrets. . . . Give this novel to teens that crave brisk, action-heavy intrigue"School Library Journal
"It’s a thrilling ride, packed with espionage techniques and black ops strategies. As in the series opener, Desert Dark (2016), readers are kept guessing about characters and their true loyalties until the very end. Recommend to fans of spy fiction or anyone looking for a sophisticated page-turner."—Booklist