What if the people who think they are better than you… really are?
Born into a world where all people are not created equal, Daniela Machado is offered the rarest of things: hope. For a girl from plague-infested Bronx City, the opportunity to attend the elite Tuck School in Manhattan is too tempting to turn down. There, among the so-called highborn, Daniela discovers an unimaginable world of splendor. But her opportunity soon turns into peril as Daniela discovers that those at society’s apex will stop at nothing to keep power for themselves. She may have a chance to change the world, if it doesn’t change her first.
Age of Order is a dystopian thriller filled with intrigue and unexpected relationships. It explores the meaning of merit and inequality in a world where the downtrodden must fight for a better future.
“Both YA and adult readers will be transfixed by this novel” — Kirkus (Starred Review & Kirkus Indie Book of the Month Selection)
“North’s entry is superlative, and his well-rendered setting is a more interesting conceit than Suzanne Collins’ similar Panem in The Hunger Games. Ultimately, what starts out as sort of a fish-out-of-water drama with sci-fi trappings becomes the story of a veritable clash of superbeings, but North maintains expert control over it, much as J.K. Rowling did in her Harry Potter sagas…. A promising debut that re-energizes tropes in the dystopian sci-fi genre.” — Kirkus (Starred Review & Kirkus Indie Book of the Month Selection)
***** “Age of Order is a dazzling debut novel that we are tempted to call the best the genre has seen since the original Hunger Games–except that Age of Order is actually the more skillfully crafted story.” — Dystopianrealm.com (5/5 Stars, Top 10 YA Dystopian Novel Selection)
***** “Age of Order is powerfully charged with rich characters and a dynamic story line. One of the BEST new Y/A books we’ve reviewed!” – Chanticleer Reviews
***** “The story itself is immensely creative… Setting up a wealth of mysteries before pulling back the veil on each, it’s hard to escape the grasp of this book” — US Review of Books (Recommended)