by Heather Anastasiu
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013
by St. Martin's Griffin
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The battle is all but over, and hope seems to be lost. Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe's only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution.
The plot requires a nearly impossible mission to infiltrate the dangerous Community, and it is a task that Zoe must unfortunately complete alone. With challenges and surprises at every turn, nothing goes according to plan. Adrien's visions of the future now show two possible outcomes: one in which they succeed, and one in which humanity falls. It all lies in Zoe's hands.
Full of romance, high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults.
The thrilling conclusion to an action-packed sci-fi trilogy.
The Glitch Trilogy
How fun! Fashion is something that Zoe and the other drones don’t even think about at the beginning of the series—they just wear the standard uniform they’re given—but as the series progresses, some of the characters realize that fashion is a part of individuality, and as they come to know themselves more as individuals once they’re freed from the Community, they can reflect that in the choices of what they wear.
One character especially, Ginny, becomes kind of a fashion maven.
Ginni had been ignoring our conversation and kept pushing material through her machine, but she stood up and dramatically twirled the fabric in a circle. “All done. It’s called a skirt!” she exclaimed. The skirt was patchwork, made from odd-shaped squares of old Community uniforms, some ex-Reg coverall blue, browns from the service worker uniforms, even the surgeon’s reds. “Isn’t it pretty?”
Xona touched the cloth skeptically. “Looks like it’d be hard to run in.”
This time it was Ginni who rolled her eyes. “It’s not for running. It’s for looking pretty.” She grabbed the skirt back from Xona.
For a lot of the second and third book, Zoe is stuck in a super form fitting bio-suit that looks a little something like this (not the most fashion-foward, but it gets the job done).
I opened the plastic bag that held the new suit. It was smaller than I expected, made of dark blue stretchy material that was only about a centimeter thick. There weren’t any boots on the bottom, and I slipped my foot into the leg just like I would a sock. The suit pulled up snug around my waist. Really snug. I thought of Adrien holding me earlier in the bulky suit and wondered with a blush what he’d think of me in this one.
For Xona, a hardened resistance fighter, it’s more about the accessories.
Xona gave a quick nod but didn’t look our way. She hopped up on the counter […] Her legs dangled and I could see a small laser weapon strapped at her ankle, even though she was still in her sleep clothes.
Jilia on the other hand is all about casual.
Jilia filled a pot with water so hot steam rose from it. Her hair was in a bun again, but with the full morning light coming through the plastic window, I could see a few gray tendrils tucked in against the brown above her ears. She wore a simple faded red tunic.
About the Author
Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and recently moved to Minneapolis with her family. When she's not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.www.heatheranastasiu.com | twi