HarperCollins Summer 2012

 

BEA Exhibitor Booths 3339, 3340

The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson.  WHAT IS OLDEST WILL BE NEW, WHAT IS LOST SHALL BE FOUND. The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy.  But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history. No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race-a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process. Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry…and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary.

Insignia by S. J. Kincaid. A teenage video gamer becomes a government weapon in a futuristic world at war. A teenage video gamer becomes a government weapon in a futuristic world at war in this young-adult debut for fans of The Maze Runner, Alex Rider, and Ender’s Game. More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible-a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted-friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters-but what will it cost him? Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.  Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy Darling, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair…. In this stunning retelling, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson expertly weaves a gripping tale of love, loss, and adventure. Not since Gregory Maguire’s Wicked has a classic children’s tale been more expertly reimagined. Friendship turns to romance turns to heartbreak in this bittersweet story that explores the joys of first love and the choice between fulfilling your duty and following your heart.  Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Bonding over their shared sense of adventure, their competitive nature, and their courageous spirits, the two form an unlikely friendship and an even more unlikely romance. Then Wendy Darling-a girl who is everything Tiger Lily is not-arrives on the island, and Tiger Lily discovers how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her, and in Neverland. Perfect for fans of Alex Flinn and Libba Bray, Tiger Lily is the breathtaking story of the romance between the fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

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