Quicksilver

Quicksilver

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Back home Tori was the girl who had everything a sixteen-year-old could want--popularity, money, beauty. Everything. Including a secret. That secret made her very valuable.

Now she's left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the only person who truly understood her. She can't lose the secret. But if she wants to have anything resembling a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unique...talents.

Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears in Tori's life and delivers bad news: she hasn't escaped. In fact, she's attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-detective now in the employ of a genetics lab.

She has only one shot at ditching her past for good and living like the normal human she wishes she could be. Tori must use every ounce of her considerable hacking and engineering skills--and even then, she might need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.

The riveting companion to R.J. Anderson's acclaimed Ultraviolet, which is now available in paperback.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 137 x 193 x 33mm | 408g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0761387994
  • 9780761387992
  • 693,788

Review quote

The intense, well written follow up to Anderson's Ultraviolet (2011) once again turns things upside down by featuring 17-year-old Tori Beaugrand as the narrator, rather than the debut's narrator, Allison. Tori and her family are on the run, with new names, hairstyles, and even eye colors thanks to colored contacts. Rebranding herself as Niki, after famed engineer Nikola Tesla, she settles down into a hopefully quiet life in southern Ontario, Canada. But complications arise when Sebastian Faraday resurfaces and reveals she is still being hunted by the bad guys. With new, tentatively trustworthy friend Milo by her side, Niki/Tori uses all her engineering brilliance to grasp at a last faint hope to save herself and her family. Her plan might help her finally and forever elude the clutches of the obsessed detective on her trail, as well as the malevolent genetics lab sniffing out the strange tangles of her highly unusual DNA--if it doesn't kill her first. The smart female protagonist, a refreshing lack of overly hormonal romantic focus, and puzzling plot twists engage to the very end of this absorbing read. --Booklist

-- "Journal"
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2,171 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 31% (680)
4 39% (845)
3 22% (478)
2 6% (125)
1 2% (43)
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