She's a loyal citizen.

He's a rebel.

Both plan to escape... 


The Stranded

by Sarah Daniels

The unmissable YA debut of 2022 - The Hunger Games meets Station Eleven, for fans of pacey, disruptive TV, such as the Noughts and Crosses adaptation. 

Welcome to the Arcadia.


Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States - a leftover piece of a fractured USA.

For forty years, residents of the Arcadia have been prohibited from making landfall. It is a world of extreme haves and have nots, gangs and make-shift shelters.

Esther is a loyal citizen, working flat-out to have the rare chance to live a normal life as a medic on dry land. Ben is a rebel, planning something big to liberate the Arcadia once and for all.

When events throw them both together, their lives, and the lives of everyone on the ship, will change forever . . .


Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK 
ISBN: 9780241507964 
Number of pages: 384 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm