Synopses & Reviews
A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.
Tate and his father dont exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the bestat everything. Tate finally learns what hes being prepared for when he steals one of his dads odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.
Even with all he knows like how to defend himself with useful tools made out of bubblegum, Tate fears hes still inadequate. With the help of his girlfriend and estranged mother, all Tate can really do is keep moving and ensure his fathers invention stays out of the hands of his pursuers and that his father didnt die in vain.
Car chases, explosions and action galoreawesome.”Kirkus Reviews
A high-octane thriller.”Publishers Weekly
“Theres genuine suspense…its easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.” Chicago Tribune
“Riveting.” The Horn Book
“Terrifically propulsive.” Booklist
“The intense pace, bigger-than-life fight scenes, and good vs. evil showdown set up a series that will easily draw in action-oriented sci-fi fans, who will eagerly await the next round.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
"Action-packed." Publishers Weekly
“Number Four is a hero for this generation.” Michael Bay, director of Transformers
"This is a can't-put-it-down book." Justine Magazine
“Actionpacked.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a cant-put-it-down book.” Justine Magazine
Praise for Scan
"A high-octane thriller...the cinematic approach and constant action make this a satisfying page-turner."—Publishers Weekly "A thriller at its core... Massive explosions, deadly shoot-outs, and harrowing escapes make this an exciting read for boys."—VOYA "Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome."—Kirkus Reviews "A sci-fi book that reads as fast as a locomotive—and the action is just as nonstop. Be forewarned before you begin to read—you wont be able to put it down until the very last page.”—Examiner.com
The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks
John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He's an alien from the planet Lorien, and he's on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.
Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back--and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he's next....
Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: "Number Four is a hero for this generation." This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.
The battle for Earth's survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.
Don't miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic booksbut we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
Nine of us came here.
We look like you.
We talk like you.
We live among you—but
We are not you.
We have powers you dream of having.
We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—
But we are real.
They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four. I am next.
The stunning young adult debut from international bestseller Harlan Coben is now in paperback!
Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he's met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.
First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben's novel Live Wire Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!
About the Author
Harlan Coben is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of numerous adult novels. His books are published in 41 languages--with over fifty million copies in print worldwide--and have been #1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries. He lives in New Jersey.