From the New York Times best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner comes a "literally breathtaking" new sci-fi series about a death-defying mission on an alien planet. When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an ancient alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study . . . as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Mia form a fragile alliance . . . but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible. As they race to decode the ancient messages, Jules and Mia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temples and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design -- one that could spell the end of the human race . . .
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 160 x 235 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
- 09 Jan 2018
- New York, United States
AccoladesLITA Science Fiction Notables list, selectionDen of Geek!: Most Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018, selectionBustle.com: The 15 Best YA Novels of January 2018 to Get You Started on Your New Year's Reading Resolution, selectionGoodReads YA Best Books of the Month: January 2018, selectionTeenVogue: 10 Books to Help Young Readers Better Understand and Fight Injustice, selection (2018)BookBub Blog: 24 Books with Recent Adaptation Deals, selection (2018)BookRiot: 40+ YA Paperbacks for Winter Reading, selection (2018)2018 Cybils Award, Young Adult Speculative Fiction Nominee
About Meagan Spooner
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Amie, who is the coauthor of the Illuminae Files, lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts. You can find them on Twitter @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner.