Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.
Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.
"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive . . . readers will be happy to immerse themselves in Piper’s struggles with adulthood, love, and fate." —Publishers Weekly
"The story's many twists and details about the Underworld and its denizens make Solstice a real page-turner that is hard to put down." —School Library Journal
"...a debut novel that consistently delivers..." —Booklist
"Sure to be a fan favorite, Solstice is not a book readers will be able to easily put down." —VOYA
"Hoover utilizes her unique writing style to create a beautiful world of disaster and chaos" —School Library Journal Teen Review