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Undying / by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

By: Kaufman, Amie.
Contributor(s): Spooner, Meagan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kaufman, Amie. Unearthed duology: 2.Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First edition.Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781484755563 (hardcover) :; 9781760292164 (pbk) :.Subject(s): Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10 | Space flight -- Juvenile fiction | Technology -- Juvenile fiction | Fugitives from justice -- Juvenile fiction | Europe -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet about what's coming. After they crash-land on Earth's surface they realize the awful truth: No one believes in the Undying threat in orbit. Fugitives among their own people, they must journey across Europe to stop an alien invasion, prevent a horrific plague, and save the people they love.
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Sequel to: Unearthed.

Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet about what's coming. After they crash-land on Earth's surface they realize the awful truth: No one believes in the Undying threat in orbit. Fugitives among their own people, they must journey across Europe to stop an alien invasion, prevent a horrific plague, and save the people they love.

Adolescent.

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Booklist Review

If you're fuzzy on everything that went down in Unearthed (2018), Kaufman and Spooner thoughtfully provide a whirlwind synopsis at the start of its sequel, ensuring all readers are on equal footing. This book opens in the cramped walls of an Undying spaceship, where Mia and Jules are hiding while trying to figure out how to warn Earth it's about to be invaded by an alien race thought to be extinct a race that looks disturbingly human. After biding their time, they sneak aboard an Earth-bound shuttle with a pair of Undying soldiers, who are ready to do their duty and wipe out humankind. Chapter narration alternates between Mia and Jules, giving readers insight into their emotions as they confront danger head-on, attempt to unravel the Undying's plan and motivation, and wrestle with their attraction to each other. The action-packed save-the-world plot is underscored by the protagonists' more relatable concerns about saving their family members, and revelations about the Undying provide a layer of complexity to an otherwise light sf adventure.--Julia Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

In this companion and conclusion to the duology that began with Unearthed (2018), two teenagers discover shocking secrets about Earth's supposedly alien invaders.Leaving huge, flapping holes in their story's internal logic, Kaufman (Elementals: Ice Wolves, 2018, etc.) and Spooner (co-author: Unearthed, 2018, etc.) bring brainy Jules and action-oriented Mia back to Earth and, to give them further opportunities for steamy if chaste snogging, send them on a long road trip from Catalonia to Prague with Jules' flamboyantly gay cousin, Neal. Meanwhile the advance guard of the Undying, all of whom inexplicably look like brown-skinned human teenagers, touches off the invasion by poisoning the water of select cities with a toxin that affects residents: "Like they'veregressed or something, like they're Neanderthals." (A concurrent plan to build portals on the surface for Undying troops to march through justfloats away in the press of events.) In a severely misguided effort to bring clarity to all this, the authors eventually lock the main characters in a room with Dex, an invader with a secret, to unpack the backstory. By the end, the course of true love has run far more smoothly than the storyline. Jules is black and English, and Mia is white and American.A hopeless muddle depressingly light on credible elements or nuanced characters. (Science fiction. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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