Series: The Dust Chronicles, Book 1
Genres: Dystopian, Sci-fi thriller, Young Adult
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Year: 2012
ISBN: 1612183670
Glory, a sixteen-year-old orphan whose emotions can kill, lives in a domed city where her ability means Deviant—and dead. For generations, Earth has been buried in asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans. To survive, Glory must hide her Deviant ability—and her paraplegic brother—from the authorities. When her boyfriend joins the secret police, she must flee the dome and outrun the sadistic, scab-covered Shredders living outside in the dust. Can Glory trust a mysterious boy with a dangerous Deviance of his own? Deviants is the first book in the bestselling Dust Chronicles trilogy.
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“McGowan launches The Dust Chronicles with a bang, painting her post-apocalyptic world with a dark brush and featuring a strong-willed and determined protagonist. Readers will be immediately transported to this world where businessmen rule the job-based class system.” -Sabrina Cooper, RT Book Reviews, November 2012


“This first installment in an interesting new post-apocalyptic dystopian series finds the Earth choked with dust that creates paranormal abilities in some humans. … McGowan keeps the suspense throbbing throughout most of the novel, with new challenges constantly confronting the teens. -Kirkus, Sept. 2012


“A deliciously dark, harrowing world, brightened by dazzling characters and sparkling prose.” – Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Bestselling Author


“A tense thriller with a strong, beating heart at its center. Glory and her impossible choices will keep you glued to the page. I’m still trying to catch my breath!” -Diana Peterfreund, author of For Darkness Shows the Stars

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