The fierce new YA novel from Ally Condie, author of the best-selling Matched trilogy
“A compelling, serpentine journey into the heart of grief, the way it can threaten to destroy, and what it looks like to survive.” (Sabaa Tahir, number-one New York Times best-selling author of An Ember in the Ashes)
“With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life’s true treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park.” (Renée Ahdieh, best-selling author of Smoke in the Sun and The Wrath & the Dawn)
Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?
There is something Poe Blythe, the 17-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.
Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even - and especially - when you think all is lost.
Ally Condie, the international best-selling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman’s journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.
What members say
This book was really well written, I was able to almost feel the pain and grief Poe was feeling! The love and the sudden loss and also the confusion of not knowing what will happen but being sure of what she stood for. I loved seeing her character evolve from vengeance to aiding those who took Poe’s everything. I picked this up because of the trailer I kept seeing all over social media and I’m really glad I did. At the end this book had me rooting harder for Poe and wanting her to find her place after the battle. I really enjoyed this!!