Tell the Wind and Fire, Sarah Rees Brennan's Young Adult novel based on A Tale of Two Cities, isn't due out until April, but today we have an excerpt for you!
First, a bit of background: Lucie and her boyfriend, Ethan, live in a future New York City divided into Light and Dark sections. Carwyn, Ethan's secret doppelganger, has saved Ethan's life and is now in the Light city with them. But as a doppelganger, he is considered an inferior being and treated badly; no restaurant will even serve him a meal. Like all the rest, Lucie fears and dislikes Carwyn, but out of gratitude and pity -- and at great risk to herself -- she removes the collar that marks him as a doppelganger, and takes him to get some food. This is where our excerpt picks up: