by Shannon Hale
How far would you go to save the world?
When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever.
And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love.
But now there's no going back—Maisie's the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It's not as though there's a handbook for this sort of thing. It's up to Maisie to come up with a plan—and find the courage to carry it out—before she loses her heart . . . and her life.
I really enjoyed this title. It's a new type of book from Shannon Hale, but she's such a talented writer that she was able to make the transition to science fiction/suspense with ease. This book has a strong, interesting, different main character - Maisie is handicapped, but never, ever lets it stop her from doing anything.
This book combines the awesomeness of comic book heroes, with the terror of alien invasion possibilities and the responsibility of being beyond human. Characters are fully realized and realistically flawed. The action draws you right in and never quite let's go... I have no idea if there will ever be the need for a sequel, but if one came out, I would definitely read it!
Full disclosure: Review copy received from VOYA; eARC received from Netgalley