Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 17

What?


The Shadow Project


by Herbie Brennan
Pub. date: December 09
"Danny Lipman is a thief . . . until one night he robs the wrong house. He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions. Danny is captured, but the Project leaders quickly realize he has a special gift. And when a key operative—the director's daughter, Opal—goes missing, he is offered a choice: join the Shadow Project or go to jail. Danny joins and is quickly sent to investigate the Project's current target: a worldwide terrorist organization known as the Sword of Wrath. But as he gets deeper in, he discovers both the Project and the Sword of Wrath are far more than they seem. Danny and his fellow operatives are caught up in an ancient supernatural conflict and will have to learn how to survive in a world without boundaries of space or time, where the wrong choice could be their last."

Why?

I saw this while browsing the mid-grade section at Barnes & Nobles and thought it sounded good. It wasn't the only interesting looking book there. I can't believe all this time I've been missing out on tons of good books, just because I never left the YA section!
I tried another book by this author, and wasn't impressed (I didn't even finish it), but this one is so different (for one thing, it's not about faeries) that it's worth giving Brennan another try.

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