New book by Rori Shay: SUSPECTED

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suspected-1-revised 8-24-14-large-2Suspected (The Elected series #2)

By Rori Shay

East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.

In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after a global eco-crisis. Countries maintain complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren’t allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what’s left of the environment.

And yet, I’m my country’s Elected. I’ve just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I’m about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And…I’m a girl. Shhhhhh…..

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I had the fantastic privilege of reading the first draft of Suspected, and, much like the first book in the series, Elected, it kept me up late into the night reading it. I could not put it down! Rori Shay has created a remarkable and believable dystopian world here and pushes her characters to their absolute limit. I love this series so much that I offered to write a tie in story as a stretch goal for it’s kickstarter as a stretch goal. Alas, we never reached the goal, but perhaps for book 3…

Elected-cover-webFirst book in the series:

Elected (The Elected series #1)

By Rori Shay

It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond their borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret—the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

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RoriRori Shay

Rori Shay is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She lives with her husband, kids, and two proficient hair-shedders: Misch the cat and Gerry the 90-lb black lab. Rori studied public relations and marketing at the University of Maryland and received an MBA from George Washington University. She enjoys travelling, running, reading, pumpkin-picking, and snow-shoeing!

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