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City of Savages by Lee KellyAuthor Lee KellyLiked The Hunger Games? Then you'll love City of Savages! Lee Kelly has wanted to write since she was old enough to hold a pencil - City of Savages is her first novel.

There are plenty of heart-pounding moments in Kelly's debut, and an abundance of vividly imagined details bring post-apocalyptic New York City to searing life. But the biggest risk is not one that the characters take-it's Kelly's bold spotlighting of the bonds between two women. Sky and her younger sister Phee's alternation of first-person, present-tense narration is unusual and effective as they mutually discover their history, survive their present, and grab for a future

Kelly packs a lot into this dystopian novel, including cannibal infested subway tunnels, hotels run by a religious cult, and a diary that contains the story of how their mother survived the initial attacks of the war Kelly doesn't shrink from depicting the post-apocalyptic violence, some of it extreme - the galloping tension keeps the pages turning.