Aggie Boyle, a soon-to-be teenager, is going through the misery of being an unpopular and not-so-attractive girl in middle school. Her mother ignores her, and all she has left of her dead father is a ring with an unusual symbol on it. After another miserable day of school, Aggie falls asleep, feeling completely lost and alone. She awakens the next morning to an unexpected transformation and begins an adventure that leads her to an unusual village with surprising inhabitants. With the help of new friends, she must discover her own magical origins and rely on her inner strength and courage to find a way to save an entire town from evil before it is destroyed by magic.
Inequality is a science. Giant machines maintain order. All people are not created equal.
Daniela Machado is offered a chance to escape the deprivation of Bronx City through a coveted slot at the elite Tuck School. There, among the highborn of Manhattan, she discovers an unimaginable world of splendor and greed. But her opportunity is part of a darker plan, and Daniela soon learns that those at society’s apex will stop at nothing to keep power for themselves. She may have a chance to change the world, if it doesn’t change her first.
Age of Order is a novel that explores the meaning of merit and inequality. Fans of the Hunger Games, Red Rising, and Divergent will enjoy this world of deception and intrigue, where the downtrodden must fight for a better future.
15-year-old Mari Quillen is about to become invincible. Just like everyone else.
For years, Mari has been anxiously awaiting the day when she will receive her Amplifier; a small device implanted behind the ear that gives someone limitless capabilities through verbal commands. But once she finally becomes Amplified and begins mandatory Training with the rest of her peers, she begins to see that her natural ability to resist and act for herself brings dangerous consequences, as well as unwanted scrutiny from Governor Plenaris, the Community’s most revered official. She grows increasingly wary of the Amplifiers as she watches how they affect her friends and brother, constantly wondering if Amplification is really as fantastic as she thought it would be. Sure, she can perform elaborate acrobatics and recall obscure information, but how can she be sure the Amplifier isn’t controlling her?