With a "headstrong heroine on par with Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior" (Kirkus) this debut thriller combines a pulse-pounding scifi thriller with a new adult coming-of-age story set at Texas A&M University.
When Ren Sharpe was fourteen, she was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called FATE and trained to be a human weapon.
Now, four years later, she receives her assignment: protect Gareth Young at all costs. Currently a student at Texas A&M, Gareth will someday change the world. FATE calls people like Gareth “FIPs”—future important people—and they’re everywhere, each with a FATE-trained shadow.
But when disaster strikes, Ren will have to turn on her maker. Together with Junie, a fellow abductee and the one person she trusts, Ren takes Gareth on the run.
Because whatever else happens, failure is not an option.
From the Hardcover edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great debut novel by Joe Shine. A friend of mine recommended I read this book, I did, and I would further recommend anyone to read it! It is a fast-paced thriller, a page-turner, a book you won't want to put down until you've finished it. Mr. Shine develops the characters and describes the settings beautifully (in first person dialogue from the point of view of Ren- the strong female lead character along the lines of Katniss). This is a great, quick read for Young Adults and all Adults. I'm looking forward to the next Joe Shine novel.
This was a great debut book for Joe Shine. From the onset of the book, he captivates the reader with the quirky, relatable, and dynamic lead character, Ren. This tangibility to the heroine continues throughout the book, even as she goes through and completes the FATE training. The characters are well developed, the plot line is fascinating and fresh, and the first person writing style really lures you in to the book which I found myself unable to put it down. A friend of mine recommended I give the book a shot and I'm glad I did. I anticipate great things from this author and look forward to reading more of Ren's adventures.
This book was great!! I am mad that I waited so long to finally read it but man was it worth it! It is a new, creative idea that kept me interested from the very beginning! My girl Ren can kick some serious A$% too!! I love Junie and how he interacts with Ren. I can’t wait to see what happens on the hunt!! I am recommending this book to people of all ages who are looking for a new creative action pack book with great characters.
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