For Ages: 12 and up
Untold dangers await telepathic twins in this sequel to the futuristic, romantic thriller BCCB called “classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure at its best.”

After Elissa and Lin exposed the government's secret experiments in Linked, which Booklist called “a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy,” their home planet Sekoia is thrown into chaos. Determined to do their part to help the planet they’ve hurt, they return to Sekoia—only to discover that things are far worse that they imagined. Resources are suddenly scarce, people are scared, and there’s a rising current of anger against the Spares.

When Lissa and Lin find themselves among another group of Spares and twins, they feel like they’ve found their kindred spirits at last. But a threat none of them could have expected is lying in wait for Sekoia’s Spares…
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 480 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442446588 | 
  • July 2014 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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IT DIDN’T feel like coming home.

The Phoenix broke into the upper atmosphere of Sekoia, flying nose down, and for a moment the desert plateau flashed into view through the glass windscreen of the pilot’s cabin, dizzyingly far below, patched with tan and ocher and the bleached yellow of dead grass.

The pull of the ship’s artificial gravity, of what felt like down, didn’t correspond with the actual ground, and Elissa, harnessed into her seat... see more

About the Author

Imogen Howson
Photograph by Philip Howson

Imogen Howson

Imogen Howson writes science fiction and fantasy for adults and young adults, and is the winner of the 2008 Elizabeth Goudge Award for her romantic fiction. She works as an occasional editor for Samhain Publishing. She lives with her partner and their two teenage daughters near Sherwood Forest in England, where she reads, writes, and drinks too much coffee. Visit her at ImogenHowson.com.




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