From a news release
Rebel Nation, local author Shaunta Grimes’ latest novel, was released today. She will give a reading from and sign it from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 6, at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave.
The book is the second in Grimes’ young adult series. In the first, Viral Nation, a plague had wiped out nearly all of humanity 16 years earlier. The Company’s vaccine stopped the virus’s spread, but society was irrevocably changed. Those remaining live behind impenetrable city walls, taking daily doses of virus suppressant and relying on The Company for continued protection. They don’t realize that everything they’ve been told is a lie….
Clover Donovan didn’t set out to start a revolution—quiet, autistic and brilliant, she’s always followed the rules. But that was before they forced her into service for the Time Mariners. Before they condemned her brother to death, compelling him to flee the city to survive. Before she discovered terrifying secrets about The Company. See more about Viral Nation in the Trembling Leaves “quick look” below.
In Rebel Nation, Clover and the Freaks, her ragtag resistance group, are doing their best to spread the rebellion and stay under The Company’s radar. But when their hideout is discovered, they are forced, once again, to run. Only this time, The Company has special plans for Clover, plans that could risk her life and stop the uprising in its tracks.…
Grimes has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor and a vintage clothing seller, but she always comes back to storytelling. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches and perpetually studies at the University of Nevada.
This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.