The Stranded

The Stranded

Summary

*The unmissable YA debut of 2022*

A gripping near-future thriller: love triangles, betrayals and fights for freedom in a world turned upside-down . . . The tension of Suzanne Collins meets the heartbreak of Malorie Blackman, with echoes of Station Eleven.


Welcome to the Arcadia.

Once a luxurious cruise ship, now it is home to the stranded. For forty years, they have lived, and died, on the water.

A place of extreme haves and have-nots, gangs and make-shift shelters, its people are tyrannized by a country they can see but can't get to. A country that says it doesn't want them.

Esther is a loyal citizen, working flat-out for a rare chance to live a life on land. Nik is a rebel, intent on liberating the Arcadia once and for all.

Together, they will change the future . . .

About the author

Sarah Daniels

Sarah Daniels is an ex-archaeologist who escaped academia and now writes stories from her home in rural Lincolnshire. Her work has been published in various online magazines and has been nominated for Best British and Irish Flash Fiction and Best Small Fictions. This is her first novel and part of a duology.
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more