Wowza this is an eventful Fall already and it has only just begun! Today we welcome two more new books into the world, a Middle Grade thriller and the long-anticipated conclusion to a YA series!
WAKE UP MISSING by Kate Messner
Meet Quentin, a middle school football star from Chicago… Sarah, an Upstate New York girls’ hockey team stand-out. . . Ben, a horse lover from the Pacific Northwest… And Cat, an artistic bird watcher from California.
The four have nothing in common except for
the head injuries that land them in an elite brain-science center in the
Florida Everglades. It’s known as the best in the world, but as days
pass, the kids begin to suspect that they are subjects in an experiment
that goes far beyond treating concussions….and threatens their very
identities. They’ll have to overcome their injuries and their
differences to escape, or risk losing themselves forever.
Messner delivers an exciting middle-grade thriller
inspired by cutting-edge science and historical events, drawing on the
Manhattan Project and Tuskegee experiments to weave something new and
interesting. - Publishers Weekly
Six middle schoolers + mad scientists + Everglades = adventure. . .With plenty of thrills,
friendship, some humor, intrigue and an easy good-guys/bad-guys escape
plot, young readers will find lots of fun here. -- Kirkus
"Kate Messner combines a fascinating concept with page-turning suspense. . . Reading this book
is like a wild roller-coaster ride through the Florida swamps." -- Margaret Peterson Haddix
"Wowza! WAKE UP MISSING
is a winner. I read it in a single sitting. As the secrets were
revealed and the suspense mounted, I found myself turning pages at an
ever increasing pace. I had to find out what happened next!" -- Bruce Coville
Buy WAKE UP MISSING: At Oblong Books, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and wherever fine books are sold.
MONSTERS: Book 3 of the ASHES trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick
The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End...is now.
When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse--until the doctors found the monster in her head.
headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind.
But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step
down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.
no hope of rescue--on the brink of starvation in a winter that just
won't quit--she discovers a new and horrifying truth.
The Change isn't over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And...they've had help.
this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a
riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal,
post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.
A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.
Need to refresh your memory about Books 1 and 2?
"So you read ASHES a year ago . . ." (recap of the story after Book 1)
"So you read SHADOWS a year ago. . ." (recap of the story after Book 2)
All of the Ashes Trilogy storylines converge in this action-packed
series conclusion. . .The ending wraps up most
questions but still leaves enough mystery for readers to dwell on. An
opus of blood, gore and pain that will leave fans breathless. -- Kirkus
Want to win a copy of MONSTERS plus a SUPER COOL Ashes Survival Pack? More info, contest open til October 10.
BUY MONSTERS: At Oblong Books, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and wherever fine books are sold.