Imagine waking up to find that the world around you - life as you know it - has changed in an instant. Whit Allgood and his sister, Wisty, are just your average teenagers - until they are rudely awakened one morning by helicopters on their lawn and a unit of armed policemen hauling them out of bed. Accused of holding incredible powers they'd never dreamed possible, Whit and Wisty are shocked to find that their alleged dangerous magical powers are very real. And now, just how different they are - special, even - is just beginning to come to light as they and other young people rise up against the tyranny of the New Order, which has swept the country and vowed to wipe 'their kind' from existence.
Now Whit and Wisty must fight for both their freedom and their lives as they unlock the powers burning inside of them!
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the EdgarT Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.