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The Country of Ice Cream Star

The Country of Ice Cream Star

Author(s): Sandra Newman

Location(s): United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Future



In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children – by the time they reach twenty, each of them will die from a disease they call posies. When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger whose intentions remain unclear. It’s a quest that will lead her to love and heartbreak, to captivity and to a nation’s throne, and ultimately into a war that threatens to doom everyone she loves.

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A positively epic tome, full of darkness and difficulty, set in an America of the future. The voice takes some getting used to, a really challenging and at times engrossing read.

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