City of the Invaders
It's not a good time to be famous.
It's 300 years in the future. 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. 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. Katia's neighbor Ulf might be more interested in her than in the mysterious disappearance of her brother's robotic dog, and a surprise invitation from long-lost relatives rapidly spirals out of control when it turns out the city leader might be involved. With all eyes turned to her on opening night, Katia will have to navigate as best she can.
Children's fiction ~ Adventure ~ Ages 9-12. 200 pages
What happens when a sheltered old woman teams up with a snarky street girl she hardly knows? More than either of them expected ~ ~ ~
It’s 2335 and the minority EC, who keep to themselves, aren’t supposed to interact with the surrounding people, who they call Invaders. But when elderly Miss Plummer goes on a relief effort with an Invader girl, she finds it’s just possible she’s had everything backwards the whole time and it’s the EC she can’t trust. When Miss Plummer goes to stay with a long-absent friend and his family of spoiled daughters, she soon finds herself in an absurd loop of treachery and deceit. It will be up to her unexpected new ally, Consuela, to pull her out of it.
Young adult ~ Dystopian; Mystery and Detective Stories ~ 11-14 ~ 200 pages