Coming March 29th...
Two months have passed since Patch Collins narrowly escaped the Board, leaving her loved ones behind to navigate the escalating tensions in America. Patch finds herself in an unfamiliar world, struggling with her mental health, and surrounded by those who abandoned the very idea of American diplomacy long ago.
When a familiar enemy resurfaces and she learns the previously unknown fate of a loved one, Patch must make a choice: stay and live a life of relative safety, or risk everything to expose the Board’s actions to the world.
Praise for The Seclusion:
"...A dystopian drama that shows the grim rise of totalitarianism with scenes that echo today’s headlines. The author has crafted an intricately detailed world. Intriguing and surprising supporting characters give depth to a somber story that begs for a sequel. -VERDICT A must-have for all libraries and fans of -sci-fi." --School Library Journal
"Castle’s cautionary debut makes its dire future seem all too real and thus all the more moving." --SF Signal, Kirkus Reviews
"Reminiscent of great dystopian novels like WE and 1984, it takes the sci-fi dystopian feel and makes it seem incredibly realistic and frighteningly plausible." --YA Books Central
"If you love The Giver, you will love The Seclusion. Castle paints a well-developed world in a realistic possible future with a pair of unlikely heroes you want to cheer for. There are no easy victories in this dark, gritty dystopian that checks all the right boxes. Don’t miss this adventure, you’ll thank me later!" --David Estes, #1 Amazon bestselling author of The Dwellers Saga and The Fatemarked Epic
"Jacqui Castle’s new novel sets the hook in a wickedly-quick heartbeat. Not only does her eerily prescient story keep that hook in place throughout, it often leads to moments where you feel a chill that’s driven not only by her words, but also by the words we hear in the news and social media every day." --Mike Rich, writer of Finding Forrester and Secretariat