Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to ever meet. But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
Dead Zone still won’t be released until October, but Kirkus already gave it a glowing review. (For those not in the publishing world, Kirkus advertises themselves as the toughest book critics in the business.) Their review: Picking up where Blackout (2013) left off, Wells continues to look at the impact of terrorism and the morality of war. The United States is under attack, with Russia landing troops in the Pacific Northwest and saboteurs striking without warning. Aubrey and Jack have been recruited into the military, and after just a few weeks of basic training, they are forced into the field on their first mission. With Aubrey’s ability to become invisible and Jack’s to read minds, they hope they can find the secret weapon deployed against them: an electromagnetic-pulse device that knocks out all electrical functions with no warning, wreaking havoc. Little do they know the secret weapon is just like them—a pair of teens infected […]
Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. Where breaking the rules equals death. But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible. Reviews of Variant “A chilling, masterful debut… With its clever premise, quick pace, and easy-to-champion characters, Wells’ story is a fast, gripping read with a cliffhanger that will leave readers wanting more.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review, Best Books of 2011) “Variant is an exciting, edge-of-your-seat read that combines psychological themes from works like Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game in a […]
I’m giddy to show you the cover to GOING DARK, the prequel novella that will come out one month before BLACKOUT. I love everything about this cover–the design, the colors, the parallels to BLACKOUT–it’s just awesome. There are two ways to enter the ARC giveaway contest: first, leave a comment in the comments section below. Second, tweet about the cover using the hashtag #GoingDarkCoverReveal. I’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday morning. (NOTE: the ARC giveaway is for BLACKOUT. I don’t have ARCs of GOING DARK.) Anyway: COVER!