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Punctuated and climaxed by episodes of raw emotion and brutal violence, this sequel to Subject Seven (2011) pits a motley quintet of ordinary teens who share their genetically altered bodies Jekyll/Hyde-style with bad-tempered superwarriors against a squad of second-gen counterparts produced by the same mad scientist. Readers unfamiliar with the previous volume will be bewildered by both the premise, which the author is slow to explain, and the sizable cast, whose mutable members not only all serve as point-of-view characters in a round robin of very short chapters but also change names as their alter egos switch back and forth. Plenty of fury, fighting, and adolescent libido on display. Grades 6-9. --John Peters
About the Author
In addition to the Subject Seven novels, James A. Moore (www.JimsHorror.com) is the author of over twenty novels for adults. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association. He currently resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.
JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over twenty-five novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill and his most recent novels Alien: Sea of Sorrows and The Blasted Lands. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice President. Never one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges and The Blasted Lands). He is working on the third book in the series, tentatively called The City of Wonders. His current works in progress include A Hell Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R. Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores. Why be normal? Being a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely into the electronic publications age. Soon to be published is his first non-fiction book, DINNER FOR ONE, being an examination of life after the loss of his wife of twenty years.
Even better than the first of the Subject Seven Series, RUN (book #2) is an awesome continuation of the story that has all the action and no need for the set-up and back-story; that although necessary, some readers had felt slowed book one down a bit. Mr. Moore continues RUN in the successful style of the original; switching between characters point of view with each short chapter change, allowing the reader to understand and relate to each character individually. And with all the gang back, Hunter Harrison (aka Bobby)/Joe Bronx (aka Subject Seven), Cody/Hank, Gene/Not-Gene, Tina/Not-Tina and Kyrie/Not-Kyrie and the scientist as well as some new supped-up players, there is a lot going on and all of it a thrill ride.
A gritty science fiction series with endless excitement, tons of aggressive fight scenes and an edgy superheroish twist. James Moore has definitely created a page turner with this sequel RUN and one not to be missed. But be sure to check out book one SUBJECT SEVEN first though, for it is necessary to the set up the series. Looking forward to the next installment!
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