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In Other Lands

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Georgia Peach Award Nominee

Florida Teens Read Award Nominee

ABC Best Books for Young Readers

Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Hugo & Locus award finalist

The Borderlands aren’t like anywhere else. Don’t try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border — unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and — best of all as far as Elliot is concerned — mermaids.

"What’s your name?"

"Serene."

"Serena?" Elliot asked.

"Serene," said Serene. "My full name is Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle."

Elliot’s mouth fell open. "That is badass."

Elliot? Who’s Elliot? Elliot is thirteen years old. He’s smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands.

It turns out that on the other side of the wall, classes involve a lot more weaponry and fitness training and fewer mermaids than he expected. On the other hand, there’s Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle, an elven warrior who is more beautiful than anyone Elliot has ever seen, and then there’s her human friend Luke: sunny, blond, and annoyingly likeable. There are lots of interesting books. There’s even the chance Elliot might be able to change the world.

In Other Lands is the exhilarating new book from beloved and bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan. It’s a novel about surviving four years in the most unusual of schools, about friendship, falling in love, diplomacy, and finding your own place in the world — even if it means giving up your phone.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A subversive, sneaky, glorious tale of magic, longing, and growing into your wings." - Holly Black


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: In Other Lands
Author(s): Sarah Rees Brennan
ISBN: 1-61873-120-3 / 978-1-61873-120-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Big Mouth House
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Other Lands
Author(s): Sarah Rees Brennan
ISBN: 1-61873-166-1 / 978-1-61873-166-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Big Mouth House
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In Other Lands
Author(s): Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: In Other Lands
Author(s): Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Other Lands
Author(s): Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Big Mouth House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU