I’ve officially done 7 WoWs! (Woot!) Buuut, the last three or four have been sci-fis. I promise I’m not that obsessed with sci-fi. Okay, maybe I am. This one looks awesome too.
So what is “Waiting on Wednesday”? It’s a weekly linkup hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. You spotlight a book you can’t-wait-to-read.
Tate and his father don’t exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best—at everything. Tate finally learns what he’s being prepared for when he steals one of his dad’s odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.
Even with all he knows like how to defend himself with useful tools made out of bubblegum, Tate fears he’s still inadequate. With the help of his girlfriend and estranged mother, all Tate can really do is keep moving and ensure his father’s invention stays out of the hands of his pursuers and that his father didn’t die in vain. A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.
why do i want to read it?
Sci-fi covers are just delicious. They always are! But, ahem, there are other reasons. I think the blurb is really fascinating. It sounds hilarious. (Defending himself with bubblegum?! Oh yeah!) And there’s nothing like assassin stories with aliens.
when does it hit shelves?
May 1st, 2014 from Putnam Children’s!