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BZRK Reloaded [NOOK Book]

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From best-selling author Michael Grant, comes the highly anticipated, terrifying, and mind-bending second book in the BZRK trilogy.

The entire BZRK cell--including Noah and Sadie--has been left in pieces after the last round of battle with the Armstrong Twins, conjoined brother who plot to rob mankind of its free will. Vincent's mind is shattered, and his memories hold ...
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Overview

From best-selling author Michael Grant, comes the highly anticipated, terrifying, and mind-bending second book in the BZRK trilogy.

The entire BZRK cell--including Noah and Sadie--has been left in pieces after the last round of battle with the Armstrong Twins, conjoined brother who plot to rob mankind of its free will. Vincent's mind is shattered, and his memories hold dangerous secrets--secrets that Lear, BZRK's mysterious leader, will stop at nothing to protect.

Meanwhile, Bug Man has taken control of the President's brain, but playing with sanity is a dangerous game. The consequences can spiral way out of control, and the Armstrong Twins are not people Bug Man can afford to disappoint.

The nano is as terrifying, exhilarating, and unpredictable as ever. But the wall of secrets that surrounds it is cracking. What will it reveal? And once the dust has settled, who will be sane enough to find out?

Releases simultaneously in electronic book format (ISBN 978-1-60684-395-6)
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 10 Up—Fast paced and action packed, Reloaded picks up where BZRK (Egmont USA, 2012) left off. The New York BZRK cell is reeling from a massacre at the United Nations building, and many members are either injured (physically or psychologically) or dead. The evil, wealthy, conjoined Armstrong brothers continue to usher in an age of "sustainable happiness" for all humanity by having world leaders infected by nanobots in order to manipulate them. Battles between the members of BZRK and AFGC (Armstrong Fancy Gift Corporation) occur in both the visible world and at the microscopic level. Fighting has moved to a new level, as one group is ready to pilot self-replicating bots and another has twitchers, people who are especially skilled at controlling others through nanotechnology. Grant's descriptions of cells, bacteria, and other miniscule bits are viscerally disturbing, as is the Armstrongs' creepy Doll Ship. Sexual episodes and violent scenes are included. Backstory is sprinkled throughout, but it's best to read this novel in conjunction with the first. The ending will leave fans anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this exciting trilogy.—Sherry J. Mills, Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis, MO
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Praise for BZRK:

"With simmering pots of sexual tension, near-nonstop action, and the threat of howling madness or brain-melting doom around every corpuscular corner, Grant’s new series is off to a breathless, bombastic start." - Booklist, Starred Review

YA fiction at it’s best. … It's a combination science fiction/adventure/thriller all written brilliantly to entice the reader into a terrifying world.” –Examiner.com
 
“Squeamish as I am, Grant has me hooked with the compelling characters that populate the Go
BZRK storyworld.” –Michael Anderson, WIRED magazine
 
“Grant utilizes contemporary themes and memorable characters, along with the possibilities of emerging technology to craft aningenious world not too far removed from our own. … The intelligent presentation will likely appeal to a broad audience.” –PopCultureGuy
 
“If you are anything like me then BZRK will blow your mind. … BZRK is very different from pretty much any YA book out there at the moment, and the closest I can come to expressing how it is continuing to play on my mind almost two weeks later, is to liken it to William Gibson's Neuromancer which had a similar effect on me many years ago. BZRK is a gamechanger for YA literature.” –The Book Zone
 
“This novel is full of the intricacies of the human body and non-stop action on all fronts. … An intricately written science fiction thriller, BZRK offers an in-depthlook into a war raging deep within the human body.” –Deseret News

Praise for Gone, by Michael Grant:

An ALA Popular Paperback for Young Adults

"This intense, marvelously plotted, paced, and characterized story will immediately garner comparisons to Lord of the Flies...A potent mix of action and thoughtfulness-centered around good and evil, courage and cowardice-renders this a tour-de-force that will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless." - Booklist

"If Stephen King had written LORD OF THE FLIES, it might have been a little like this...Excited to see where [Grant] will take [the reader] with this new series." - Voya

VOYA - Stacy Hayman
Recent battles, fought from the nano-level all the way up to automatic weapons, left both BZRK and the Armstrong Twins damaged but unbroken. With each side infecting targeted individuals with their own nanobots, the next round of fighting is about to take place inside the altered brain matter of a few unwilling victims. There can be no real winner in this scenario and so the real question might be: how horribly will the human race be changed at the end of it all? Would anyone be the wiser? It is creepy enough knowing there are actually microscopic creatures all over the human body but it is even creepier to think artificially created bots could be sharing or even controlling that space without a person's permission. The graphic descriptions of what the real and artificial creatures look like, and how or why they are moving around the body starts the level of "gross and icky" off at pretty high, and it only goes up from there. Add in some discussable ideas on the ethics of human experimentation and a smart, simple explanation of the potential in nanotechnology to increase those lingering shivers. Round out the experience with realistically unpredictable characters and blockbuster action sequences to complete this thoroughly enjoyable, incredibly disturbing story. As the second book in the trilogy, the only complaint is waiting to find out how all those sneaky, complicated loose-ends will be wrapped up. Reviewer: Stacy Hayman
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-15
Freedom fighters BZRK may have lost the first battle, but the war is far from over. New York's BZRK cell took heavy losses in series opener BZRK (2012), including one of team leader Vincent's biots, genetically engineered, microscopic organisms controlled via psychic link. It was killed in battle with Bug Man's nanos, the technological counterpart to the biological biots. Experiencing death over the psychic link plays havoc with Vincent's sanity, which forces reluctant Nijinsky to step into leadership. But BZRK has no recovery time: Bug Man's nanos are in the U.S. president, allowing him to rewire her brain and control her behavior on behalf of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corp. in their bid for world domination via enforced happiness. Meanwhile, on the AFGC side, holding the dominant position is harder than expected—Bug Man struggles to control the president, Burnofsky has his own agenda, the Anonymous hacker group sniffs for leaks, and some of the conjoined Armstrong Twins' past scientific indiscretions start attracting notice. Through all of this, Plath comes into her inheritance and toys with running from BZRK and its morally dubious tactics, even though if the Armstrongs win, free will loses. With the worldbuilding's heavy lifting taken care of in BZRK, plots upon plots race forward, almost every character is sympathetic to some degree, and microscopic world descriptions from the biots' views are oddly beautiful. High-octane; high stakes; high cool-quotient. (Science fiction. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606843956
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Series: BZRK Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 68,256
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Grant
Michael Grant is the author of the best-selling series Gone and the cocreator and cowriter of the best-selling middle-grade science fiction series Animorphs and Everworld. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, and their two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Blazey

    *she screams* WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *she slams into the ground half way in to the ground*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Bliss

    ill be on here everyday waiting for a responcw from anyone even its it ten years frok now ill still come back

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    Posted September 2, 2014

    Blair

    Sorry i had to go to school. Remember its not 630am its 7:30am. Im back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Carrie

    Bliss then why blair call you babe? You guess!

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    Posted August 20, 2014

    PT

    Count me in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Amazing sequal

    Contenues where the last book left off and is as well written as its prequel. And quite as awesome too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Awesome book

    Love it

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