By A. J. Paquette
Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375869624, 231pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
List Price: $17.99*
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"Survive one world. Save another."
Ana wakes on a barren alien world. The instructions in her pocket tell her that she must survive a trek across Paradox in less than 28 hours.
Memory? Missing. . . .
Meeting up with three other teens including one boy who seems strangely familiar Ana treks across the inhospitable landscape, occasionally encountering odd twists of light that carry glimpses of people back on Earth. They re fighting some sort of disease, and the situation is critical. What's the connection between Ana's mission and the crisis back on Earth, and how is she supposed to figure it out when she can t remember anything?
Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2013:
"The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance in this unorthodox science-fiction thriller."
Booklist, June 1, 2013:
"The backstory, initially revealed through interspersed newspaper articles, presents the intriguing notion of memories as a kind of infection. The result is a delayed, but eventually worthwhile, payoff."
Library Media Connection:
"Enough intrigue to keep even a non-science fiction reader engaged.”