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{Bog Tour} Review & Giveaway: The Scourge by A.G. Henley

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The Scourge



Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when theScourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings’ tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be.


And she’s always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.


The Sightless, like Fenn, are mysteriously protected from the Scourge, the gruesome creatures roaming the forests, reeking of festering flesh and consuming anything—and anyone—living. A Sightless Groundling must brave the Scourge and bring fresh water to the people of the forest. Today, that task becomes Fenn’s.

Fenn will have a Lofty Keeper, Peree, as her companion. Everyone knows the Lofties wouldn’t hesitate to shoot an arrow through the back of an unsuspecting Groundling like Fenn, but Peree seems different. A boy with warm, rough hands who smells like summer, he is surprisingly kind and thoughtful. Although Fenn knows his people are treacherous, she finds herself wanting to trust him.

As their forest community teeters on the brink of war, Fenn and Peree must learn to work together to survive the Scourge and ensure their people’s survival. But when Fenn uncovers a secret that shatters her truths, she’s forced to decide who and what to protect—her people, her growing love for Peree, or the elusive dream of lasting peace in the forest.












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The Scourge by A.G. Henley is the tale of a post-apocalyptic society struggling for survival, while facing a plague of humanoid monsters called the Scourge. The protagonist is a teenage Groundling called Fennel. Because she is Sightless, Fennel is protected from the Scourge and must gather water for her community as the rest of its members hide in a cave from the Scourge. With her community falling deeper into chaos, Fennel volunteers to go on journey to find a new source of water, safe from the Scourge, so her people and the Lofties, who live in the trees above them, can live in peace. With the fate of the people resting on her shoulders, Fennel sets out with her Keeper, Peree, in tow. What will happen when she learns dark secrets about the people she’s left behind and that the Scourge may not be the monsters they seem?


I absolutely loved this novel and would go so far as to deem it one of the best I’ve read recently. I’ll admit that I went to Google to find out when the sequel came out as soon as I finished it.  I’m a huge fan of Dystopian societies, so this story was right up my alley. I liked that it had plot twists and things were often not exactly as they seemed. The characters were all compelling in their own way. Even characters I didn’t particularly like made me feel for them and understand why they were the way they were The book wasn’t excessively long and was a really easy read. It pulled me in. I would definitely recommend The Scourge to fans of post-apocalyptic worlds and for those who like stories that mix adventure and romance seamlessly.




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A.G. Henley is the author of the young adult novel, THE SCOURGE. She is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at












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