Author(s): Marlee Jane Ward
The Orphancorp Trilogy is a female-driven dystopia set in a near(ish) future Australia. It follows Mirii as she ages out of the orphanage she was raised in, and finds herself working slavishly for a mega-corp as she searches for her friend who was 'disappeared'.
In the third installment, Mirii has been caught - along with the friends who were helping her find her main babe, Vu. Being in prison is just like her her childhood in an orphancorp - only worse. Under the beating heat of a desert sun, the prisoners fight for food, water and a safe place to sleep.
In the darkest of places, Mirii is astonished to Vu - only she isn't what she used to be.
This is a gripping and page-turning conclusion to the Victorian Premier's YA Award winning series.
Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo living in Melbourne. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. In 2014 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle, Washington. Her short stories have been published in the Hear Me Roar Anthology, Interdictions and Mad Scientist Journal. Her novella Welcome to Orphancorp won the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize and the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.