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Karen Bao

Biography

Karen Bao

Karen Bao is a writer, musician, and aspiring ecologist. She's three years older than her brother and 60 years younger than her violin. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, she currently studies environmental biology at college in New York City. Karen began writing DOVE ARISING at the age of 17. 

Karen Bao

Books by Karen Bao

by Karen Bao - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger.
 
by Karen Bao - Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Phaet Theta is a fugitive. Hiding in plain sight on the drowned planet Earth, Phaet discovers the rugged beauty of the world her ancestors once called home. All her life, she’s been taught to fear the “Earthbound,” and their generosity and kindness surprise and touch Phaet. But when the Lunar Bases attack her friend Wes’s village, Phaet’s past catches up with her, and she’s forced to choose: stay on Earth and fight, or stow away on a Moon-bound ship so she can save her brother and sister from the government that killed their mother.

by Karen Bao - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22 and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested. The only way to save her siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider. Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom:  that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble...