Genre: YA Science Fiction
Publishing Date: April 11th 2014
Publisher: Sparks Press
Blurb Description: When agoraphobic Gabe and his outgoing nemesis Jessa go on a moonlit road trip to locate Gabe's missing brother, the two teens discover they are both hiding unnatural abilities: Gabe is a living lie detector and Jessa is a kick-ass powerhouse pretending to be a delicate diva.
Gabe's sole reason for searching for Watts, his overbearing younger brother, is to clear his own name: he's been framed for Watts' alleged murder. Jessa is after Watts because she is, well, after him.
They find him with Deacon, the twisted eugenicist responsible for their unusual powers. He encourages them to stay and join his "Family" where they'll be able to live openly as the genetically-modified freaks that they are. When Jessa and Gabe uncover the truth about Deacon's past--and what he wants for the future--they band together to stop him. Watts, however, might have other plans . . .
Nola Decker is the only writer in Seattle who doesn't drink coffee. She makes up for her happy and healthy childhood by writing stories in which terrible things happen to young people. She loves salted caramel anything and Fridays.
A realistic and fresh new voice in the world of YA fiction.
Outshine started off as your typical teenage contemporary- a brother missing and the other feeling guilty for feeling happy that his sibling is missing. The one missing? He is perfect, popular and outgoing. The one that's still here? Is, well, not.
Gabriel is agoraphobic, or so the most acceptable psychological term would be. He is actually a living human lie detector. A very cool one too, his powers aren't subjective or rusty of anything. They just are.
Meet Jessa. You would take one look at her and know exactly who she is. The Queen Bee. Well, maybe that's just what she wants you to see. She is actually a super powered ninja person. Like as strong as Hulk (without the ugly green exterior) and as fast as Tony Stark's quips. She was by far my favourite! Go feminism!
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Okay, so now that Gabriel's older brother is missing, Jessa teams up with Gabe to hunt him down. And to tell you the rest would just be ruining the book.
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