The Holo Series: YA science fiction published with North Star Editions/Jolly Fish Press
Consider (Book 1, 2016)
“Raising a cornucopia of dilemmas while gradually lifting the thin veil of civilization, CONSIDER is an engrossing exploration of what if….This award-winning book will be in high demand.” -VOYA Magazine
“The allure of a better world combined with the deterioration of human behavior in the wake of Earth’s anticipated demise is the perfect way to infuse complex moral issues and deep philosophical questions in a fast-paced adventure that will keep readers compulsively turning pages to see what will happen next…. Educators will welcome the opportunities the book presents for deep thinking. VERDICT Order multiple copies of this must-have.”-★ (Starred) School Library Journal
- Finalist for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Award
- Winner of the 2015 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award
- One of Barnes &Noble Teen Top 13 Anticipated YA Sci-fi books of 2016
Summary: As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress?
The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.
To stay or to go. A decision must be made.
With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.
Read a full CHAPTER 1 preview at YAInterrobang.
Contribute (Book 2, 2017)
“CONTRIBUTE is an homage to the science fiction genre.” -VOYA Magazine
“If CONSIDER was a thrilling, thought-provoking adventure, this series installment is an absolute mind bender.” -School Library Journal
“It’s a rare treat to see a protagonist who suffers from an anxiety disorder, showing readers humanizing frailty even in the context of a technologically advanced world. It is Alex’s strength, sense of humor, and vulnerability that make this read compelling.” -Kirkus Reviews
Summary: (Available to read on Goodreads. Read at your own risk. As River Song would say, “Spoilers.”)