Pub. date: June 2004
On planet Dulunae, a unique group of teenagers manage to escape from the ruthless dictator, CH'NOPS, and his brutal army of Antibodies. Together, Gyro, Marina, Lynai'seth and Jax form a group called The Outcasts and scout for safety from the Antibodies. Coming from different cultures and customs, each of The Outcasts faces the challenge of overcoming and understanding these differences as they struggle to survive the barbaric conditions into which they are thrown. The Outcasts also set out to search for the place that promises freedom and peace - a place called HayVen. On their journey, they discover even greater dangers and encounter the monstrous creature and killer - Shadow Beast.I picked this up at the library while I was waiting for House of Dark Shadows to come in. It was short, sounded kind of interesting, but couldn't grab my attention enough for me to get through the first page. Needless to say, I'll be sending it back first chance I get.
I put this on hold at the library a while ago, and it finally came in a few days ago! Yay! I'm only a few chapters in (8 or 9, I think), and so far it's good, and creepy! I don't usually read scary stories, so this will be a nice change of pace (and maybe even a good warm-up for The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which I've been putting off reading for a long time).