XGeneration 1: You Don't Know Me (a Young Adult Superhero Series)

XGeneration

Book 1
Brad Magnarella
228

Someone's watching...

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between Washington and Moscow are close to breaking. 

But in sleepy Gainesville, Florida, fourteen-year-old Janis Graystone is mainly worried about starting high school, earning a spot on the varsity soccer team, and keeping her older sister from running her life. And then there are her paranormal experiences. Experiences where she awakens in her backyard — out of her body — with the disturbing sense that someone is watching her. 

For Scott Spruel, the start of high school means the chance to start over. And he's willing to ditch everything — computer hacking, Dungeons & Dragons marathons, even his comic book collection (well, except for his X-Men) — if it means getting closer to Janis, the secret love of his life. But what about the mysterious eavesdropper on his telephone, a presence he senses through powers he is only beginning to understand? 

As clocks tick down, Janis and Scott will need the other's help. But first they'll have to find one another and that means traversing Thirteenth Street High's caste system — a system that can be as brutal as it is unforgiving. 

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series, inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s. 

Rated 14+ for language and some violence 

Book 1: You Don't Know Me 

Book 2: The Watchers 

Book 3: Silent Generation 

Book 4: Pressure Drop

Book 5: Cry Little Sister

Book 6: Greatest Good

Book 7: Dead Hand *finale*

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About the author

Brad Magnarella is an author of science fiction and fantasy. His books include the XGeneration, Prof Croft, and Blue Wolf series. Raised in Gainesville, Florida, he now calls various cities home. He currently lives and writes in Washington, D.C.

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Publisher
Brad Magnarella
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Published on
May 19, 2014
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Pages
305
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Superheroes
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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It’s decision time for the teens of Oakwood: join the Champions and develop their extraordinary abilities or be expelled from the neighborhood—and each other’s lives—forever.

For Janis, there are no clear answers. It doesn’t help that she and Scott, now girlfriend-boyfriend, disagree over the Program’s intentions. Janis just wants to know what happened to the last team. Is that so crazy? And why does Director Kilmer seem determined to keep that information secret?

Flashback to 1961 Washington, D.C., where shape shifter Reginald Perry is struggling with his own questions. Namely, who’s assassinating his fellow Champions? His quest will carry him deep inside the nation’s power centers, but can he resurface before becoming a target himself? Or has someone already marked the last Champion from that era for death?

Past, present, and the pervasive peril of nuclear war merge in this explosive new installment in the XGeneration series, Silent Generation.

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series, inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s.

Rated 14+ for language and some violence

Book 1: You Don’t Know Me

Book 2: The Watchers

Book 3: Silent Generation

Book 4: Pressure Drop

Book 5: Cry Little Sister

Book 6: Greatest Good

Book 7: Dead Hand *finale*


Keywords: ya, young adult, teen, science fiction, sci-fi, superhero, super powers, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, thriller, coming of age, strong female, 1980s, eighties, gainesville, florida

New to the series? Grab a free copy of XGeneration 1: You Don't Know Me on Google Play! (Click on author's name and scroll down.)


The Champions can’t seem to get a break. With U.S. victory at hand in the Cold War, enter the Scale, a deadly adversary determined to perpetuate the global arms race, nuclear war be damned.

Reginald Perry, shapeshifter and survivor of the last generation of Champions, knows the Scale’s ruthlessness too well. Ordered to assassinate a Champion in exchange for his life, he is desperate to reunite with his old team. But his mortality is failing. And watching him is the Scale’s leader—warder of his medicine and a clairvoyant whose blood-red eyes see all.

Janis’s own clairvoyance shows a teammate slain. A possible future, she tells herself. One that can be altered. On the backdrop of escalating global instability and a Champions Program fracturing from within, she and Scott must race to hunt down the Scale before becoming targets themselves.

But will their supernatural efforts be enough?

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series, inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s.

Rated 14+ for language and some violence

Book 1: You Don’t Know Me

Book 2: The Watchers

Book 3: Silent Generation

Book 4: Pressure Drop

Book 5: Cry Little Sister

Book 6: Greatest Good

Book 7: Dead Hand *finale*


Keywords: ya, young adult, teen, science fiction, sci-fi, superhero, super powers, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, thriller, coming of age, strong female, series, 1980s, eighties, gainesville, florida

Someone wants their emerging powers. So long, normal.

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s. This 900-page boxed set contains the first three books: You Don't Know Me, The Watchers, and Silent Generation. 

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Book 1: You Don't Know Me 

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between Washington and Moscow are close to breaking. 

But in sleepy Gainesville, Florida, fourteen-year-old Janis Graystone is mainly worried about starting high school, earning a spot on the varsity soccer team, and keeping her older sister from running her life. 

And then there are her paranormal experiences. Experiences where she awakens in her backyard — out of her body — with the disturbing sense that someone is watching her. 

For Scott Spruel, the start of high school means the chance to start over. And he's willing to ditch everything — computer hacking, Dungeons & Dragons marathons, even his comic book collection (well, except for his X-Men) — if it means getting closer to Janis, the secret love of his life. 

But what about the eavesdropper on his telephone line, a presence he senses through powers he is only beginning to understand? 

As clocks tick down, Janis and Scott will need the other's help. But first they'll have to find one another and that means traversing Thirteenth Street High's caste system — a system that can be as brutal as it is unforgiving. 

Book 2: The Watchers 

Being a telepath is no picnic, something Janis is learning firsthand. In the wake of a brutal attack and new warnings of a group with dark designs on her powers, Janis finds herself withdrawing from those closest to her, even the friend she's falling for. 

Scott senses Janis's growing distance, and he'll do anything to help her. That's what friends are for, right? But will using his supernatural abilities only cement his deadly fate — the one Janis is trying to protect him from? 

Bad boy Tyler Bast has a secret. A few of them, actually. But what if someone else knows What Happened? The answer could destroy him. After all, some deeds are best left buried. 

As menaces converge and choices dwindle, Janis, Scott, and Tyler must decide: hide their powers or risk everything to confront ... the Watchers. 

Book 3: Silent Generation 

It’s decision time for the teens of Oakwood: join the Champions and develop their supernatural abilities or be expelled from the neighborhood — and each other’s lives — forever. 

For Janis, there are no clear answers. It doesn’t help that she and Scott disagree over the Program’s intentions. Janis just wants to know what happened to the last team. Is that so crazy? And why does Director Kilmer seem determined to keep that information a mystery? 

Flashback to 1961 Washington, D.C., where shapeshifter Reginald Perry is struggling with his own questions. Namely, who’s assassinating his fellow Champions? His quest will carry him deep inside the nation’s power centers, but can he resurface before becoming a target himself? Or has someone already marked the last Champion from that era for death? 

Past, present, and the pervasive peril of nuclear war merge in this explosive installment.


Keywords: ya, young adult, teen, science fiction, sci-fi, superhero, super powers, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, thriller, coming of age, strong female, series, 1980s, eighties, gainesville, florida

* * * Get the complete Season One for less than the individual books. Search for The 'Naturals Complete Season One to get all 20 episodes at a great price! * * *

A small town full of secrets. A coming darkness. Teenagers with supernatural abilities. Think you know the story? 

Think again. 

As Summer ends, the students at Silverwood High are getting ready to go back to school and resume their normal, everyday lives. Too bad "normal" is no longer an option. When these teens get their very first tastes of what destiny has in store, will they embrace that destiny... or flee from it? Will they be selfless... or ruthless? Will they master their abilities... or will their abilities master them? 

This is their awakening, the first step of an epic journey. But it's only the beginning of something bigger than they could ever imagine.

Four teenagers. One town.

Four authors. One story.

The sleepy little town of Silverwood is about to wake up.

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IN THESE EPISODES...

AVERY: Episode 1:
Soulful, artistic Avery is intrigued when Silverwood High's strapping, athletic newcomer takes an interest in her. So why is she convinced that there's more going on with this guy than a simple crush?
by Melody Carlson

MARSHALL: Episode 2:
Brilliant but nerdy Marshall is used to being the odd man out, the last one picked, and the bully's favorite target. But his luck may be changing when he discovers that he can do something that should be completely impossible.
by Robin Parrish

HAILEY: Episode 3:
Soccer prodigy Hailey wants desperately to hide every aspect of her home life -- and the anger and regrets that fill her heart. But she's about to discover that concealing her feelings isn't a possibility anymore.
by K.C. Neal

ISRAEL: Episode 4:
Homeschooler Israel is part of a dysfunctional family. They look normal on the outside, but it's a carefully constructed lie that's leaving plenty of scars. It doesn't help that he's having disturbing dreams and experiencing bizarre sensations.
by Aaron Patterson 

New to the series? Grab a free copy of XGeneration 1: You Don't Know Me on Google Play! (Click on author's name and scroll down.)


It’s decision time for the teens of Oakwood: join the Champions and develop their extraordinary abilities or be expelled from the neighborhood—and each other’s lives—forever.

For Janis, there are no clear answers. It doesn’t help that she and Scott, now girlfriend-boyfriend, disagree over the Program’s intentions. Janis just wants to know what happened to the last team. Is that so crazy? And why does Director Kilmer seem determined to keep that information secret?

Flashback to 1961 Washington, D.C., where shape shifter Reginald Perry is struggling with his own questions. Namely, who’s assassinating his fellow Champions? His quest will carry him deep inside the nation’s power centers, but can he resurface before becoming a target himself? Or has someone already marked the last Champion from that era for death?

Past, present, and the pervasive peril of nuclear war merge in this explosive new installment in the XGeneration series, Silent Generation.

XGeneration is a teen paranormal thriller series, inspired by classic superhero comics and the 1980s.

Rated 14+ for language and some violence

Book 1: You Don’t Know Me

Book 2: The Watchers

Book 3: Silent Generation

Book 4: Pressure Drop

Book 5: Cry Little Sister

Book 6: Greatest Good

Book 7: Dead Hand *finale*


Keywords: ya, young adult, teen, science fiction, sci-fi, superhero, super powers, supernatural, paranormal, mystery, thriller, coming of age, strong female, 1980s, eighties, gainesville, florida

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