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Homeland meets Marie Lu's Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called "a thrilling combination of Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!" Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths ever to cross. But now a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible superpowers-and all teens are being rounded up, dragged to government testing facilities, and drafted into the army to fight terrorism. Suddenly, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger-where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 26mm | 318g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062026135
  • 9780062026132
  • 444,200

Back cover copy

Attacks are sweeping across America.

Alec and Laura are at the center of the violence, while in a small town out west Jack and Aubrey feel sheltered from the turmoil.

But these four teens are about to find their lives intertwined in ways they never could have imagined--and one wrong step could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
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Review quote

"Blackout is a thrilling combination of Wells' trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!" -- Ally Condie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Matched "In a world where terrorism is an increasing threat, this fast-paced book brings it home." -- Kirkus Reviews "Wells knows how to snare readers' attention and hold them spellbound. There is no shortage of white-knuckle action." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This fast-paced book will keep readers guessing." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Blackout offers almost non-stop action. An explosive ride of suspense, thrills and frustration." -- Deseret News
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About Robison Wells

Robison Wells is also the author of Blackout, Variant, and Feedback. Variant was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Robison lives in the Rocky Mountains in a house not too far from elk pastures. His wife, Erin, is a better person than he will ever be, and their three kids cause mischief and/or joy.
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Rating details

3,768 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 24% (889)
4 36% (1,344)
3 28% (1,058)
2 9% (348)
1 3% (129)
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