Slivensky incorporates plenty
of fascinating science and engineering into her sci-fi debut, and lots of action keeps the pages turning. This quick read with a twisty mystery and plenty of science action will appeal to a wide range of readers.

-Booklist

Ambassador, you are go for launch in T- minus 5…4…3…2… Get ready to blast off with this high-action, high-stakes middle grade adventure!

Miranda Regent can’t believe she was just chosen as one of six kids from around the world to train for the first ever mission to Mars. But as soon as the official announcement is made, she begins receiving anonymous threatening messages…and when the training base is attacked, it looks like Miranda is the intended target. Now the entire mission—and everyone’s lives—are at risk. And Miranda may be the only one who can save them.

The Martian meets The Goonies in this out-of-this-world middle grade debut where the stakes couldn’t be higher.

With fleshed-out characters who are intelligent but act like preteens and teens, Slivensky’s action-packed narrative is about grappling with passions, insecurity, and questions of trust. The novel is well researched and perfect for readers interested in astrophysics or space travel.

 

- School Library Journal

Brianna Dobson didn’t plan to spend her summer saving the world from total destruction. But what starts as an educational experience shadowing geologist Dr. Samantha Grier in Yellowstone National Park quickly becomes a race to stop a massive volcanic eruption the likes of which the humanity has never seen.

 

Seven kids. One supervolcano. One chance to save the world.

Slivensky masterfully blends geology and fantasy to create a provocative adventure that tests the skills, wits, maturity, and camaraderie of seven brave teens. Bri’s first-person account solidly relates the plot while allowing for the full development of all characters. Even readers with little science background will be pulled into this riveting story.

-Booklist

Plot twist after plot twist keeps the story moving at a fast pace until the end. Overall, an engaging adventure with a high-stakes plot and a timely message about preserving the environment.

-Kirkus

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