YOLO? Not here where You Only Live Forever.
In the center of the universe, an ancient species known as the Ankhs are in their death throes. What they seek is a "Spark."
Zack Earnest, a rather average seventeen-year-old boy from a small town in Maine, and sixteen others may be able to provide it. The odd and lonely teen is whisked away from his home, from his best—and only—friend, Caroline, and from his mom's scrumptious eggs to a place where the rules of life and death don't apply.
Teenagers from his world—and from many others as well—are tested in elaborate arenas. They die and are resurrected in a brutal and tortuous vetting process by the Ankhs.
Zack passes the test and a whole universe is revealed to him. He becomes smitten with Mizuki, the girl (in the solar system) next door, and they soon discover the Ankh's intentions are not what they seem.
From the best-selling author of Nine Meals comes a story of hope and redemption, of patience and understanding, of acceptance and belonging and that, even in the center of the universe, love is a constant.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORSince he wrote his first book at the age of 8 about "The Venusians" for a school project, Mike Kilroy has been hooked on writing. An award-winning journalist for more than two decades, Kilroy has now authored two novels: the best-selling, post-apocalyptic tome "Nine Meals," and the swashbuckling YA science fiction tale "The 17."
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