Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | May 12, 2015

    Mark Bittman: IMG Six Things You Can Do to Join the Food Movement Today



    People ask me all the time what they can do to help improve the food system. Given that some of the problems that need fixing (like unsustainable... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.95
List price: $16.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's- Science Fiction and Fantasy

More copies of this ISBN

Above World

by

Above World Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"First-time author Reese takes mermaids (and other mythological hybrid creatures) into postapocalyptic territory in a straightforward but exciting adventure. Aluna, a hotheaded 13-year-old Kampii who is just about to trade her legs for a tail in a coming-of-age ceremony, has discovered that the poorly understood mechanisms that support her isolated, underwater community are beginning to break down. Defying the Elders and accompanied by her loyal sidekick, technophilic Hoku, Aluna sets out to find HydroTek, the long-lost source of her people's technology. Aluna and Hoku are determined and resourceful protagonists, and the novel's hybrid species are fun and cleverly imagined (the birdlike Avians factor heavily into this installment); the Upgraders, who murder other post-humans for their body parts, are sadistic, one-dimensional monsters that owe a thing or two to the Borg of Star Trek. Action-seeking readers should enjoy the many revelations, twists, and hand-to-claw battle sequences, and fierce, take-charge Aluna is the kind of heroine who is easy to get behind. An open-ended conclusion leaves the door to Reese's futuristic world wide open for future adventures. Ages 10 — up. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jenn Reese writes science fiction and fantasy and has published short stories and two books for adults. She loves martial arts and has trained in kenpo, kung fu, tai chi, and weaponry. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763654177
Author:
Reese, Jenn
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
mermaids;science fiction;fantasy
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.9 x 1.28 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
from 10

Other books you might like

  1. Skulduggery Pleasant Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Cabinet of Earths Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels) New Hardcover $16.99
  4. Discount Armageddon (Incryptid Novels)
    New Mass Market $7.99
  5. One Salt Sea (October Daye Novels)
    New Mass Market $7.99

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Science Fiction
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

Above World Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.95 In Stock
Product details 368 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763654177 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First-time author Reese takes mermaids (and other mythological hybrid creatures) into postapocalyptic territory in a straightforward but exciting adventure. Aluna, a hotheaded 13-year-old Kampii who is just about to trade her legs for a tail in a coming-of-age ceremony, has discovered that the poorly understood mechanisms that support her isolated, underwater community are beginning to break down. Defying the Elders and accompanied by her loyal sidekick, technophilic Hoku, Aluna sets out to find HydroTek, the long-lost source of her people's technology. Aluna and Hoku are determined and resourceful protagonists, and the novel's hybrid species are fun and cleverly imagined (the birdlike Avians factor heavily into this installment); the Upgraders, who murder other post-humans for their body parts, are sadistic, one-dimensional monsters that owe a thing or two to the Borg of Star Trek. Action-seeking readers should enjoy the many revelations, twists, and hand-to-claw battle sequences, and fierce, take-charge Aluna is the kind of heroine who is easy to get behind. An open-ended conclusion leaves the door to Reese's futuristic world wide open for future adventures. Ages 10 — up. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.