類別:文學小說/科幻小說.
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Burning Midnight
夜焰 (簡體中文書名)
版本: 精裝320頁  2016 年 2 月 2 日  Delacorte Press 出版
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內容介紹

 一天,一批神秘的魔球突然出現在地球上,燒掉成對的魔球會讓你獲得各種好處:長高幾釐米、變得更漂亮,或者擁有過目不忘的記憶……


少年薩利在跳蚤市場上靠買賣魔球維持生計,在大型連鎖魔球店的擠壓下,他的生存環境日益艱難。突然有一天,薩利和他的搭檔獵手找到了一顆前所未有的金色魔球,魔球連鎖店巨頭霍利迪聞風而來……


Chosen as a 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

For fans of The Maze Runner and The Fifth Wave, this debut YA novel from Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh pits four underprivileged teens against an evil billionaire in the race of a lifetime.

No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement—and the more expensive the sphere.

Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers—but it helps him and his mom make the rent. When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold—a color no one has ever seen. There’s no question the Gold is priceless, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet, but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb. Because all the world fights over the spheres, but no one knows where they come from, what their powers are, or why they’re here.

作者介紹

威爾.麥金托什 (Will McIntosh),主要作品為科幻小說和青少年文學。於2009年,以《冰柱新娘》 (Bridesicle)獲得雨果獎。著有《開夜車》 (Burning Midnight)、《失落者》(Faller)、《辯護者》(Defenders)等...。《辯護者》(Defenders)更被華納兄弟(Warner Brothers)收錄,改編成電影;於2013年,《負八十的愛》(Love Minus Eighty),被美國圖書館協會(The American Library Association)、美國公共廣播電台(NPR.org)及Io9.com評為最好看的科幻小說之一。威爾不僅是作家,還是一位心理學教授。

目前教職於威廉與瑪麗學院。現與其家人居住於美國維吉尼亞州,威廉斯堡市。

書評

“In an impressive YA debut, adult SF author McIntosh spins an action-packed adventure. . . . An engaging cast and thought-provoking premise help fuel this thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

 

“A quick read with likable characters, the story is well paced with a quirky view of the future. A great addition to YA sci-fi shelves.” —SLJ



“[With] a film-ready action climax . . . this fast-paced urban quest wears its agenda on its sleeve, but it’s conveyed with verve and an endearing sense of justice.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

“With an inventive premise, this sci-fi adventure offers a scavenger hunt story with layers both political and emotional. The detailed backstory and underlying logic are clearly conveyed without dragging down the pace, and the plot manages to twist and surprise. . . . Ultimately a winning story of friendship in the face of easy money and power, this novel has much to offer the reader who’s up for something new.” —The Bulletin

 

"Burning Midnight is for 1) adrenaline junkies and gamers 2) obsessive collectors 3) people who can't get enough of crazy endings. I'm all of these things, and I loved it." —Margaret Stohl, author of Marvel's Black Widow: Forever Red and co-author of the internationally bestselling Beautiful Creatures series