· Sold by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
35 reviews

About this ebook

The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals.

When the deadly MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers, and Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.

Some people chose a third option: live a life of crime.

Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist. She's also a thief. After crossing a gang of mobsters, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super powered criminals on a job that most would have considered impossible: a hunt for the formula that gave them their abilities. It was supposedly destroyed years ago--but what if it wasn't?

Government agents are hot on their trail, and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race that could cost them their lives.

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35 reviews
Nathaniel McHarg
July 11, 2015
I loved it from page one! Exciting plot, great characters and funny dialog make for a great read. The only thing that I think could be better is the use of more creative futuristic technology. I mean seriously, you mean to tell me that newspapers and run down gas stations with basically outhouse style restrooms are going to exist in 2034? Mentioning futuristic phone features would be cool too (iPhone 25 anyone?). But I still can't subtract a star. Awesome book, can't wait for book 2!
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Emma Seath
March 15, 2015
I'm still reading it right now but I love it so far, love the characters and the story.
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Richard Nemoytin
July 28, 2014
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About the author

Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night.

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