Survival Colony 9 by Joshua David Bellin

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In a future world of dust and ruin,
fourteen-year-old Querry Genn struggles to recover the lost memory that
might save the human race.

Querry is a member of
Survival Colony Nine, one of the small, roving groups of people who
outlived the wars and environmental catastrophes that destroyed the old
world. The commander of Survival Colony Nine is his father, Laman Genn,
who runs the camp with an iron will. He has to--because heat, dust, and
starvation aren't the only threats in this ruined world.

There are also the Skaldi.

with the ability to infect and mimic human hosts, the Skaldi appeared
on the planet shortly after the wars of destruction. No one knows where
they came from or what they are. But if they're not stopped, it might
mean the end of humanity.

Six months ago, Querry had
an encounter with the Skaldi--and now he can't remember anything that
happened before then. If he can recall his past, he might be able to
find the key to defeat the Skaldi.

If he can't, he's their next victim

About Joshua David Bellin

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Joshua David Bellin has been writing books since the age of eight (though his first few were admittedly very, very short), and Survival Colony 9 is his first novel. When he’s not writing, he spends his time drawing, catching amphibians, and watching monster movies with his kids. A Pittsburgh native, Josh has taught college English, published three nonfiction books (one about monsters!), and taken part in the movement to protect the environment. You can find him online at
Published September 23, 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 336 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Debut author Bellin weaves a bleak postapocalyptic tale of survival against overwhelming odds, centering around an amnesiac teenager who plays a pivotal role in his colony’s attempt to stay alive. Fif

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Gr 7 Up—Fourteen-year-old Querry Genn is a member of Survival Colony Nine, the last remaining human group on a war-ravaged Earth. The colony is nomadic. They must move at the slightest hint of danger or risk being attacked and consumed by the Skaldi, an alien creature that invades and mimics a hu...

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