Hardwired

by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

Released November 2015

9780738742267 trade paperback
CAD 13.95|USD 11.99

9780738745466 eBook
EUR 7.99|GBP 6.49|USD 9.99

5.25 in x 8 in
240 pages

When Lucas tested positive for the warrior gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans to violence—he was shipped off to the Bake Shop, an impregnable government facility. There, he underwent a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, labeled safe to return to normal life, he’s ready to put the horrific experience behind him.

Then the van transporting him home is forced off the road by a group of rebels who insist there’s more going on at the facility than anyone knows. To find the truth and save a friend’s brother who’s being held prisoner, Lucas infiltrates the Bake Shop’s inner sanctum. But a power outage leads to a security breach that strands Lucas in the dark . . . with a prison full of potential killers who could snap at any moment.

Praise:

“This fast-paced, not-so-distant dystopian futuristic tale will appeal to teen readers. A must-have for libraries seeking dystopian futures.”—School Library Journal

Trisha Leaver (Cape Cod, MA) is a freelance editor and member of SCBWI. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Social Work, which she used in the social service field as a child advocate.

Lindsay Currie (Chicago, IL) graduated from Knox College and is a member of SCBWI, The American Horror Writers Association, The YA Scream Queens, and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors with debuts in 2014.

Hardwired