Release Date: May 23rd 2016.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought for myself 🙂
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Welcome to the Helios Academy: evolve or die
It’s the year 2050 and life is increasingly hard for ‘non-citizens’. A slowly emerging young minority has been exposed as ‘talents’; they harbour mutations that give them special gifts – super strength, regenerative powers, psychic gifts or the ability to sink through shadows and travel through time and space. As governments unite to form a global talent registry and powerful corporations step in to take control, a ‘talent’ can be a passport to citizenship and a better life, but there is a cost as Josie Ryder is about to discover.
Orphaned at six, Josie Ryder has been raised by her uncle. Her talent is an unusual one: she is a threader, able to weave a combination of psychic talents around others to manipulate their powers. Working in her uncle’s antique store and dreaming of a better life, Josie has done everything to keep a promise to her late father: stay off the global talent registry and keep her talents hidden. But as Josie tries to make ends meet with the occasional illegal act, she risks a third strike with local law enforcement and, desperate for a better life, Josie finally breaks her promise to her father’s memory and sends an enquiry to the prestigious Helios Academy, a training facility in a distant country for talents. When the Helios Academy respond by sending mysterious slider, Blake Galloway to extract Josie, then offer her a position at their select and highly competitive institution, things begin to get really interesting, and more than a little dangerous…
This book was awesome.
I was quickly pulled into Threader and could hardly put it down. In the near future, corporations rule, and to be a Citizen is to have access to the better things in life. There is a growing number of people with abilities, and at the moment it is still a choice whether you register your ability or not. If you do, you can train in a Corp facility, become a Citizen and gain a promising future.
Josie lives with her uncle and they are struggling to make ends meet. They are not Citizens and she knows her life could be better if she registered her ability and went to the Helios academy, but her uncle doesn’t want her to register, knowing it isn’t what her parents would have wanted.
Josie gets caught in less than legal activity and tries to run, not wanting to get a 3rd strike and lose her chance at being a Citizen forever. She is helped by a guy who visited her uncle’s shop a lot. He takes her away using an ability which causes her to black out. She wakes to find herself at Helios. It turns out the boy who saved her was Blake Galloway, a student a Helios. She is given a choice: join Helios or go back to where law enforcement are waiting.
So she joins Helios and it is better than she could imagine; she finds a close friends, trains hard and makes sure to avoid Blake Galloway, the boy who has the power to ruin her future at Helios. But he is harder to stay away from than she imagined, and fighting the building attraction even harder.
Josie soon realises Helios is not what it seems, and that her parents were connected to Helios somehow- a secret Helios wants to keep hidden from her. But she is determined to find out what that secret is, not knowing just how big a risk she is taking to know.
This book was so intriguing! Part sci-fi, part mystery, part thriller, part romance = one awesome book. Turner is a talented writer and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series, Threader is not to be missed. I highly recommend it.
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