|By (author):||Bow, Erin|
|Series:||Prisoners Of Peace|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction|
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.20in|
|From The Publisher*||Treacherous twists await Greta as the stakes get even higher in this stunning follow-up to the "masterful" (School Library Journal, starred review) novel, The Scorpion Rules.|
Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.
But the new technology is also killing her.
Greta is only sixteen years old, but her new enhancements are burning through her mortal body at an alarming rate. Of course the leader of the AIs, an ancient and compelling artificial intelligence named Talis, has a plan. Greta can simply do what he's done when the time comes, and take over the body of one of the Swan Riders, the utterly loyal humans who serve the AIs as part army, part cult.
First though, Greta will have to find a way to stay sane inside her new self. Talis's plan for that involves a road trip. Escorted by Swan Riders, Greta and Talis set out on a horseback journey across the strange and not-quite-deserted landscape of Saskatchewan. But there are other people interested in Greta, people who want to change the world…and the Swan Riders might not be as loyal as they appear…
|Review Quote*||*"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate-and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed."|
|Review Quote*||*"Bow continually yanks the rug out from under readers, defying expectations as she crafts a masterly story with a diverse cast, shocking twists, and gut-punching emotional moments."|
|Review Quote*||*"Masterful, electric prose... Bow delivers a knockout dystopian novel that readers will devour with their hearts in their mouths."|
|Review Quote*||"Bow has crafted a true sci-fi narrative around the AI premise, utilizing an imaginative world and well-developed characters. Through Greta's conflicts, the author explores what it means to be human."|
|Review Quote*||" This is a smart, compelling read that explores the complicated nature of love, family, peace, war, and technology; fans of Johnson's Summer Prince and Collins's Hunger Games who are searching for an empowering and intelligent read-alike need look no further."|
|Review Quote*||"This is fearfully superlative storytelling- electrical tension crackles in every elegant word. The finest fiction I've read this year."|
|Review Quote*||"Bow's amoral artificial intelligence overlord is one of my favorite characters in a while."|
|Review Quote*||"The Scorpion Rules is one of the most inventive, devious, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable books I've read in years. Very highly recommended!"|
|Review Quote*||"Clever and unexpected, THE SCORPION RULES is a game-changing novel about the consequence of war and the brutality of peace. Unforgettable!"|