City of the Invaders (Chronicles of Palladia #1)
It's not a good time to be famous.
It's 300 years in the future. Large parts of Earth have collapsed into city-states ruled by powerful gang families, while extra-terrestrial colonies on Mars and the moon are thriving. The EC, a separate minority that keeps alive old traditions, have a risky balance with the hostile invaders who rule their world. When Katia Fierten's family are forced out of their isolated home, she finds herself living in the large city of Wyncon. She thinks it will be boring.
But Wyncon is home to a very popular acting club among the EC and when Katia's brother Frank is chosen for the lead role--with the entire city coming to see him--he and Katia are swept into the complicated and often hilarious challenge of putting on the absurdly bombastic and difficult classic, The Pirate. And it's a dangerous challenge too, the kids discover, when their new robotic dog goes missing and it turns out the city leader might be behind it.
Consuela (Chronicles of Palladia #2)
One girl’s adventure is another person’s revolution.
It’s an ordinary day for a poor invader like Consuela Dirkua in 2335. She works at a popular travel site and thinks she’s seen everything. But when a sheltered, elderly woman from a strange, literate group called the EC stumbles into the snarky invader girl, it’s not just a coincidence. It’s destiny.
Miss Plummer is heading with her three friends into neighboring Belaria to do charitable work and she insists Consuela come along. The nearby city of Talvira is in the throes of a landmark revolution to marginalize the EC against their rivals and Consuela soon learns Miss Plummer’s old friend, Mr. Lazeemboi, is being targeted. And that means Miss Plummer is on their list. And when it turns out Consuela’s former boyfriend is now working against her new employer, Consuela learns that once you run into EC, sanity will rapidly be thrown out the window in favor of adventure.