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Light Years

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
“A searingly beautiful page-turner.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author
“A thrilling, thoughtful meditation on life and death.” —Hello Giggles
“Gorgeously written.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl embarks on a quest to find a cure in this thrilling debut from Emily Ziff Griffin.

Luisa is ready for her life to start. Five minutes ago. And she could be on her way, as her extraordinary coding skills have landed her a finalist spot for a fellowship sponsored by Thomas Bell, the world’s most brilliant and mercurial tech entrepreneur. Being chosen means funding, mentorship, and most importantly, freedom from her overbearing mother. Maybe Lu will even figure out how to control the rare condition that plagues her: whenever her emotions run high, her physical senses kick into overload, with waves of color, sound, taste, and touch flooding her body.

But Luisa’s life is thrust into chaos as a deadly virus sweeps across the globe, killing thousands and sending her father into quarantine. When Lu receives a cryptic message from someone who might hold the key to stopping the epidemic, she knows she must do something to save her family—and the world.

Suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking, Light Years features a remarkable heroine on an intensely physical and emotional quest for hope and existential meaning.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Light Years couldn’t be more timely. In the midst of so much chaos and strife, Griffin’s protagonist Luisa manages to feel, to hurt, to love, and, most important, to persevere. It is [A] beautiful story of grit and resilience, a potent reminder that when our own world seems to be crumbling, it’s up to us to make something of ourselves." - M A Larson

"A page-turner of a debut about life, death, loss, and love...and ultimately hope." - Jennifer Niven


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Used availability for Emily Ziff Griffin's Light Years

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Light Years
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
ISBN: 1-5072-0005-6 / 978-1-5072-0005-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Light Years
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
ISBN: 1-5344-3184-5 / 978-1-5344-3184-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Light Years
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
ISBN: 1-5436-8521-8 / 978-1-5436-8521-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Light Years: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Light Years: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Light Years
Author(s): Emily Ziff Griffin
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA