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A futuristic blend of
Beth Revis’s Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans’s Level 2, Burn
Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling
story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.
Most people want to
save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the
hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth’s final years, Tora
yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns
“red giant,” but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than
the hostile environment.
Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora
is alone–her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and
sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans,
plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the
only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is
a gun–one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the
government before his conscience kicked in.
When family friend,
Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora’s
fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill
them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag
group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora
must figure out who she can trust in order to save humanity from the
most lethal weapons in existence.
Burn Out will be released on April 8 by EgmontUSA.