Remember that time you went to camp and it turned out you and several other people had super alien powers and had to use them to save the world from both a government conspiracy and an alien invasion? But you still had time to worry about whether the cute boy liked you? Get ready to turn some pages.
The pacing moves pretty quickly in this book. There is a degree of "what else can possibly happen to this character?", but I was generally happy to go along for the ride. I've read a number of this author's books and I always appreciate the strong heroines who are focused on issues other than, or at least in addition to their interest in boys. I found that Maisie had more edge and less heart than others I've found more endearing - and that's not necessarily surprising for a science fiction thriller. Also, as the author has pointed out in interviews, it's great to have a protagonist who speaks English and Spanish, who is adopted, who has a prosthetic arm - and none of that is the focus of the story. Some plot twists and character motivations were more believable than others, but you knew it was science fiction when you picked it up. Lots of action, some mature content.
"If I had been able to move, I would have done anything, anything to end the pain."
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