From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Glory, a Deviant who can kill with the power of her gaze, has fled the safety of Haven and is living free on the Outside. But when Glory learns that innocent Haven employees are being turned into the mutant monsters called Shredders under the guise of science, she knows she must act. If she wants to keep her family safe, she must return to Haven and kill President Kalin. During a deadly battle of Deviant wills between Glory and President Kalin, Glory discovers the truth about her deceased mother, one that literally and figuratively sets her free. When the heroine's not battling monsters, she is confronting the war within her heart; the love triangle continues, but ultimately the teen makes a decision between Cal and Burn. Tara Sands provides top-notch narration—from the multiple layers of 16-year-old Glory to the sinister snarl of Shredders. McGowan neatly wraps up her "Dust Chronicles" trilogy in this page-turning dystopian novel. This is not a stand-alone—complete the set or buy all three.—Cheryl Preisendorfer, Twinsburg City Schools, OH
About the Author
Maureen McGowan always loved writing fiction, but sidetracked by a persistent practical side, it took her a few years to channel her energy into novels. After leaving a career in finance, she hasn’t looked back. Aside from her love of books, she’s passionate about films, fine handcrafted objects, and shoes. Maureen grew up in various Canadian cities. Her previous career moved her to Palo Alto and Philadelphia before she settled in Toronto, where she attends the Toronto International Film Festival each year. Visit her online at: www.maureenmcgowan.com.