Hex (Hex Series #1)

Hex (Hex Series #1)

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by Rhiannon Lassiter
     
 

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A Supercomputer Brain In A 15-Year-Old's Body...
Meet Raven, The Most Dangerous Teenager In The World....
London. The 24th century. The CPS, a secret government agency, is on a mission to seek and destroy the Hex, human mutants with supercomputer minds. They are young. They look like you or me. They must never be allowed to grow up.... But the CPS hasn't… See more details below

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A Supercomputer Brain In A 15-Year-Old's Body...
Meet Raven, The Most Dangerous Teenager In The World....
London. The 24th century. The CPS, a secret government agency, is on a mission to seek and destroy the Hex, human mutants with supercomputer minds. They are young. They look like you or me. They must never be allowed to grow up.... But the CPS hasn't discovered Raven. Soon they will feel her power, know her rage as she and her brother, Wraith, set out to discover what happened to their long-lost sister, Rachel. Is she dead or alive? Or has she met a fate worse than extinction? There is only one way to find out. Raven must use her Hex powers to crack the top-secret security of the CPS. Then she must enter the place that promises certain death....

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Children's Literature
Wraith and Raven are searching for their younger sister Rachel. A year ago she was arrested by the government for being a Hex, someone who can slip into and control computers with the mind alone. Raven, herself a powerful Hex, has hacked into the government networks and discovered the existence of a secret laboratory where Hexes are used as research subjects. Together with Kez, a streetwise kid, and Ali, a teenage socialite with her own newly developing Hex abilities, Wraith and Raven plan to storm the lab and rescue Rachel. They just hope Rachel is still alive. This first novel from Rhiannon Lassiter begins her "Hex" trilogy, a science fiction thriller series for young adults. With teenage heroes opposing a vast and unjust system, Lassiter has an appealing recipe for success. Despite some weaknesses in detail and few plot surprises, the book will still leave the intelligent reader wanting more good science fiction, including the forthcoming sequels Hex: Shadows and Hex: Ghosts. 2001 (orig. 1998), Archway Paperbacks/Pocket Books, $4.99. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Wendy Morris AGES: 12 13 14 15 16 17
KLIATT
Born with a genetic mutation that allows them to interface directly with computers, the Hex are banned by law and hunted like animals by the government. To be a Hex and to be caught is a death sentence. Raven is an extraordinarily gifted Hex. Her talent allows her to remove all traces of her siblings from the government computer. She and her older brother Wraith escape government control to begin a search for their younger sister, Rachel, who was adopted away from them. Believing the girl to be happily ensconced in a loving family, they were prepared to leave her, but when they find out she had been kidnapped by government officials and taken to a secret lab for Hex testing, they know time is short if they want to save her life and sanity. First book in a trilogy. (Editor's note: The second book, Hex 2: Shadows, is now available in paperback, Simon & Schuster, Pulse, 0-7434-2212-0, $4.99. And the third book, Hex 3:Ghosts will be in published in June, 2002, Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 288p. 0-7434-2213-9, $4.99.) Category: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1998, Pocket Books, Archway, 244p., $4.99. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Susan Cromby; Acquisitions Dept., Mesa P.L., Mesa, AZ SOURCE: KLIATT, March 2002 (Vol. 36, No. 2)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481455565
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
03/10/2015
Series:
Hex Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
434,745
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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