Shutdown

A Glitch Novel (Volume 3)

Heather Anastasiu

St. Martin's Griffin

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The battle is all but over, and all 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. After horrific torture at the hands of the Chancellor, Adrien remains unresponsive, an empty shell of the boy Zoe loves. 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 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 Heather Anastasiu's action-packed sci-fi Glitch trilogy

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Chapter 1
 

THE SUNSET BLAZED FINGERS OF bright purples and oranges outward over the mountains. The breeze tugged at my hair. I shivered even though it wasn’t cold and wondered if I’d ever get used to it: the open sky, the wind, the feel of sunshine on my face.
I leaned against the rock wall where the transport bay opened to the Surface and breathed in deeply. After months of practice controlling my mast cells with my telekinesis, my throat didn’t even begin to close up during an allergy attack. It was still amazing to me to be able to stand here without fear

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Praise for Shutdown

Praise for the series:
"A taut and twisty novel." —Publishers Weekly

"An instantly involving page-turner sure to have readers clamoring for the next book." —Booklist 

"A taut, irresistible novel, Glitch delivers a pitch-perfect blend of action, romance, and twists that take your breath away." —Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
 
"Heather Anastasiu’s OVERRIDE grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very last word. With each page packed with thrilling action and stunning romance, you’ll love this book just as much as the first!"—Miss Literati
 
"Several unexpected twists, a compelling love story, high-stakes action and a stand-up heroine worth rooting for make for an entertaining read."—Kirkus Reviews on Override

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About the Author

Heather Anastasiu

HEATHER ANASTASIU grew up in Texas and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and young son. She spends most days most days writing at a coffee shop or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

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Shutdown
Heather Anastasiu

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250022356
ISBN10: 1250022355
Young Adult Fiction320 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.12

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250003010
ISBN10: 1250003016
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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