Ally Condie

Ally Condie, author of the MATCHED series, is coming to An Unlikely Story with a new YA dystopian novel! Packed with emotion, THE LAST VOYAGE OF POE BLYTHE follows a teenage ship captain as she wrestles with the overwhelming grief and blind pursuit for revenge that has consumed her for the last two years. Ally will be joined by by her friend J. Albert Mann, author of WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW, in an event moderated by Adrienne Kisner, author of DEAR RACHEL MADDOW. The authors will sign their books following the presentation. 

Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns in an emotional and tensely plotted novel about revenge, grief, and self-reliance.

Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?

There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.


Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even—and especially—when you think all is lost.

Intricately crafted and emotionally gripping, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe is the compelling story of one young woman’s journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.

Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling MATCHED trilogy and co-author of the DARKDEEP middle grade series. She is also the author of the novel SUMMERLOST, an Edgar Award Finalist. A former English teacher, Ally lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the founder and director of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation.

Adrienne Kisner has a master’s and doctorate degree in theology from Boston University and was inspired to write DEAR RACHEL MADDOW by her work with high school and college students. She is also a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in writing for children and young adults and can be found at DEAR RACHEL MADDOW is her debut.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525426455
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781250146021
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 5th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781534419322
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

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