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    • strong female lead,
    • disabilities,
    • dystopian novel,
    • young adult fiction,
    • dictatorship,
    • adoption,
    • good versus evil

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Hope Rises
by Ryan Souter

To change her future, she’ll have to face her past. It’s 2070, and climate change has ravaged the planet and destroyed national government, leaving cities to their own rule. Born with one arm and left for dead as an infant, Hope Mulder has struggled to find her place in life in the city of Prosperity Way. Hope’s greatest desire is to be part of the Elite Front, a group of highly trained soldiers who protect the city, keep order, and carry out the wishes of the Supreme Valor—the ruler of Prosperity Way—but she faces the doubt and derision of those who see only her disability. At the age of twenty-one, Hope’s dream is realized—she is accepted into the Elite Front training program. As she throws herself into her training, her loving adoptive parents try to warn her about the choices she is making and how they may set her on a path of no return. When Hope is ordered to carry out an agonizing duty, she is forced to question her faith in the Elite Front’s mission. To redefine her existence, however, she must first face the consequences of her actions and confront the painful truth of her past.

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Ryan Souter began his storytelling career writing and directing independent features. His debut novel Little Devil Inside is a psychological suspense novel. Hope Rises is his second fiction outing with more stories to come. Visit him at


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