All these monsters

by Tintera, Amy,

Format: Print Book 2020
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From New York Times best-selling author Amy Tintera, a high-stakes sci-fi adventure about a teen girl who will do anything to escape her troubled home--even if that means joining a dangerous monster-fighting squad. Perfect for fans of Warcross and Renegades .

Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she's ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps at the chance.

When Clara starts training with her teammates, however, she realizes what fighting monsters really means: sore muscles, exhaustion, and worst of all, death. Scrabs are unpredictable, violent, and terrifying. But as Clara gains confidence in her battle skills, she starts to realize scrabs might not be the biggest evil. The true monsters are the ones you least expect.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When the son of a billionaire CEO forms an international monster-fighting squad, Clara impulsively hops on a recruitment bus to Atlanta for tryouts, desperate to escape her failing grades and abusive father. Tintera's (Reboot, 2013) latest sf thriller, the first in a duology, is set in a world similar to ours, but one facing an epidemic of scrabs, monsters with armor-like skin who use sharp claws to kill everyone in their path. Europe is particularly hard-hit, so Clara's team is sent to Paris. Her strikingly handsome team leader, Julian, takes Clara under his wing from the first day of training and sparks fly. The actual monster fighting doesn't materialize for awhile; rather, character and relationship development within the team takes center stage. This gives Julian time to become overly controlling and readers time to form attachments before the death toll mounts. Unfortunately, when the team is betrayed by an ugly conspiracy, the human villains prove exaggerated and unlikely. However, Clara is a strong character, and many readers will follow her into the concluding volume."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Clara Rivera Pratt, 17, lives in Dallas with her abusive father and codependent mother, so when the opportunity to join Grayson St. John's vigilante monster-killing squad arises, Clara forges her father's signature and hops a bus to try out. St. John's recruits are trained to battle scrabs; the humanlike creatures with nearly impenetrable skin and long, sharp claws--fairly contained in America--are wreaking havoc in Asia and Europe. Under the leadership of Grayson's friend Julian, Clara and a handful of others are dubbed "Team Loser" due to their inexperience, but they're cleared to head to Paris for training. The team miraculously survives the first scrab attack, and after enduring several hard-fought battles, its members become minor social media celebrities. But not everything Clara has been led to believe about the scrabs is necessarily true. Tintera (the Ruined trilogy) has created a fully fleshed alternative world in which monsters, both literal and figurative, lurk around every corner. Peppered with explosive fight scenes, this action-packed novel moves at a swift pace, featuring robust, emotionally resonant characters. Ages 14--up. Agent: Emmanuelle Morgen, Stonesong. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Monsters -- Fiction.
Social media -- Fiction.
Family violence -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Monster fiction.
Publisher Boston :2020
Language English
Description 450 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780358012405
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