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Publisher Comments:

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even more deadly than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James.

She is shocked when James accidentally fires one of her father's bio-weapons--weapons designed to work only for her. She'd felt a strange pull to James from the start, but the odds of someone sharing her energy vibration are statistically miniscule. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

Review:

"In 300 years, mankind will colonize the stars via faster-than-light travel but be unable to master the basics of hydrogen harvest and combustion to ensure a water supply. That's just one of the unlikely aspects of the 'science' of this fiction. Tora, the sole and embittered survivor of her family, is trapped on a dying Earth by a promise to her father. She guards the apocalyptic weapons he developed for — and then stole from — the corrupt Consulate government. The one person who knows where to find her is the mercenary Markus, who gladly sells her out, only to be double-crossed himself. Tora is trapped in the family bunker with Markus's crew, including the cute but surly James. The nominal makings of a romantic thriller come together in Helvig's debut, but the situation still doesn't make sense. If the weapons should never fall into others' hands, why didn't Tora's father simply destroy them, instead of his family? There are few answers and no resolution, but a sequel is planned. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Jessica Regel, Foundry Literary + Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. You can find her musing about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics at www.KristiHelvig.com. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and their behaviorally-challenged dogs.

About the Author

Dr. Kristi Helvig has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has written for years in a professional capacity. She's a member of SCBWI and a contributing member of the Sisters in Scribe (www.sistersinscribe.com) blog. BURN OUT is her debut novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606844793
Author:
Helvig, Kristi
Publisher:
Egmont USA
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.88 x 0.9 in 0.8375 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 300 years, mankind will colonize the stars via faster-than-light travel but be unable to master the basics of hydrogen harvest and combustion to ensure a water supply. That's just one of the unlikely aspects of the 'science' of this fiction. Tora, the sole and embittered survivor of her family, is trapped on a dying Earth by a promise to her father. She guards the apocalyptic weapons he developed for — and then stole from — the corrupt Consulate government. The one person who knows where to find her is the mercenary Markus, who gladly sells her out, only to be double-crossed himself. Tora is trapped in the family bunker with Markus's crew, including the cute but surly James. The nominal makings of a romantic thriller come together in Helvig's debut, but the situation still doesn't make sense. If the weapons should never fall into others' hands, why didn't Tora's father simply destroy them, instead of his family? There are few answers and no resolution, but a sequel is planned. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Jessica Regel, Foundry Literary + Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. You can find her musing about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics at www.KristiHelvig.com. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and their behaviorally-challenged dogs.
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