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"The Maze Runner" meets "Hatchet" in this sci-fi adventure with a surprise twist ending that no one will see coming. "Survive one world. Save another." Ana wakes on a barren alien world. The instructions in her pocket tell her that she must survive a trek across Paradox in less than 28 hours. Mission? Check. Weapons? Check. Memory? Missing. . . . Meeting up with three other teens including one boy who seems strangely familiar Ana treks across the inhospitable landscape, occasionally encountering odd twists of light that carry glimpses of people back on Earth. They re fighting some sort of disease, and the situation is critical. What's the connection between Ana's mission and the crisis back on Earth, and how is she supposed to figure it out when she can t remember anything?
About the Author
A. J. PAQUETTE is the author of the middle-grade novel "Nowhere Girl," as well as several picture books for young readers. She is also a literary agent. She lives outside of Boston with her family and her very tall to-read pile. Find out more at AJPaquette.com.
Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2013: "The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance in this unorthodox science-fiction thriller."
Booklist, June 1, 2013: "The backstory, initially revealed through interspersed newspaper articles, presents the intriguing notion of memories as a kind of infection. The result is a delayed, but eventually worthwhile, payoff."
Library Media Connection: "Enough intrigue to keep even a non-science fiction reader engaged.”