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A great book by author Chandra Prasad releasing over the next week Damselfly

Book blurb

Their survival is in their own hands…

Samantha Mishra opens her eyes and discovers she’s alone and injured in the thick of a jungle. She has no idea where she is, or what happened to the plane taking her and the rest of the Drake Rosemont fencing team across the Pacific for a tournament. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they find the others, they set up shelter and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the teens realize they’re on their own, stranded on an island with a mysterious presence that taunts and threatens them. Soon Sam and her companions discover they need to survive more than the jungle… they need to survive each other.

This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking.

Short excerpt

Looking around, I didn’t know where my old world had gone. The brick, slate, and stone of Drake Rosemont Preparatory Academy were nowhere to be found.

I was in what looked to be a jungle. The vegetation was thick, lush, impenetrable as a wall. I pushed away vines, mossy branches, and leaves the size of manhole covers. My brown school oxfords made sucking sounds as I walked. I felt as if I were being pulled down, as if the jungle might consume me.

When my foot landed ankle-deep in mud, I was forced to stop and try to pull myself together. What I needed was some water. I reached for my bottle in a side compartment of my backpack, then realized I wasn’t carrying anything. I had nothing but the clothes I was wearing.

What the hell happened to me?

About the Author

Chandra Prasad is the author of three critically acclaimed novels for adults, and this is her YA debut. A graduate of Yale University, Chandra is now a visiting fellow at Morse, one of Yale’s residential colleges. She lives and works in Connecticut.

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Advance Praises for the book

Chandra Prasad gives us a terrifying, modern-day Lord of the Flies, rendered in exquisite and exacting prose. A brave take on teen cruelty, identity, mixed race experience, class, and survival.” — Marina Budhos, author of Ask Me No Questions

“Who are we when we are only accountable to ourselves? This bold, deft novel exposes how fragile the world we inhabit really is and what it might take for us to survive.” — Neela Vaswani, co-author of Same Sun Here

“Prasad breathes fresh life into this fusion of Lost, Prep, Gossip Girl, and William Golding’s classic.” — Jake Halpern, author of Fame Junkies and Dormia

“Prasad’s(YA) debut is a compelling modern day adventure… An entertaining choice.” — School Library Journal.

“Ethics balance on a knife’s edge as the characters make difficult choices and adapt to their new reality… A compulsive read.” -— Booklist

“Unseen antagonists and unpredictable plot twists…create a layer of mystery that’ll have readers invested until the intriguingly inconclusive tale.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

“Prasad deftly builds on familiar themes while also exploring issues like race, mental health, and the toxicity of teenage queen bees… A fun and compelling novel, one that is sure to attract a wide range of readers.” — School Library Connection

Product Details

Publication date : 27th February, 2018

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Language : English

Available on Amazon

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13 Responses

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            Khayal rakhna apna 💙

          2. Haan yaar, usse pata nahi main kya hoon. But mujhe zaroor pata chal gaya wo kya hai. Fed up of being sick.
            You take care, do your exams well. Enjoy your love and life story.
            Jee le apni zindagi

  1. Great cover abd definitely an interesting premise. I’d really like to know what a modern day ‘Lord of the Flies’ would be like as I think that young people are more steeped in violence than they used to be.. So, it would be interesting to see how they can turn against each other in a situation like this. It’s also interesting to see how they can survive without the almighty Google God to save them!! 😉

    1. It is a great story, I am still having a book hangover read it at one go till 3 am. It was scary and thrilling. Review to follow later in the day… Wow

    1. Your book is extremely well written, lots to think about. It’s a story and the truth about life.
      I am glad you liked it. It is an honor when the author likes my work. Thank you so much.
      Keep writing. We need more such books

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