“Best of the genre. A lot of reviews note that this series is part of the genre inhabited by The Hunger Games and Divergent. This series, though, is superior – with much better character development. ” – Amazon reviewer What if the game you’re playing … is real? Three years after a series of terrorist attacks flooded the US with a lethal epidemic, society has changed radically. Sixteen year-old Jinxy James spends her days trapped at home – immersed in virtual reality, worrying about the plague and longing for freedom. Then she wins a war simulation game and is recruited into a top-secret academy where talented teenagers are trained to become agents in the war on terror. Eager to escape her mother’s over-protectiveness and to serve her country, Jinxy enlists and becomes an expert sniper. She immediately falls for Quinn O’Riley, a charming and subversive intelligence analyst who knows more about the new order of government and society than he is telling. Then a shocking revelation forces Jinxy to make an impossible decision, and she risks losing everything. Recoil is the first book in a fast-paced, compelling Young Adult dystopian trilogy, and makes great reading for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent and 5th Wave trilogies. BONUS CONTENT! Chapter one of Refuse (book 2 in The Recoil Trilogy) included in this version! BOXED SET! The complete Recoil Trilogy is now available in a great-value 3-book boxed set! Check it out here: https://goo.gl/AEKBrv or on Amazon ASIN B01N597PYR.
When thirteen year-old Samantha Steadman starts high school at an elite boarding school, little does she know that she will soon be fighting an ecological war for the survival of the endangered leatherback turtle. Samantha and her friends — rich and sassy Jessie Delaney, and politician’s daughter Nomusa Gule — take the fight from the classroom to the open seas. Their adventures range from dangerous night-time skirmishes with illegal fishermen, to crazy antics for television cameras. Back at school, they have to deal with romances and heartbreaks, a joint musical production with the neighbouring boys’ school, encounters with an eccentric bunch of teachers, conflicts with parents, and skirmishes with bitter rivals. The trio will need to work together to face their fears, and to hold on to the hope that individuals can make a difference. Fun and funny, this feel-good story will appeal to tweens and younger teens. VSCO girls will love these stories! Note: If you’ve read Young Adult books by Joanne Macgregor before, please note that this book is geared for younger, middle-grade readers (9-13 years). (This is a fully revised edition of the 2011 edition.)