THE NEW WORLD CHRONICLES
Some heroes aren’t trying to save the world.
AT SEVENTEEN, Jinx is doing a below-average job of staying out of trouble.
In her defense, being the first and only reject from the Virtual World she was born to enter was a bit of a bummer.
While every other denizen on her space station trains for their future life in the VR (a virtual reality designed for discovering higher wisdom and recording it), Jinx prepares for Galactic Release by shifting her trouble-making into overdrive.
When she isn’t sneaking into restricted areas, she’s devising ways to check on Laris — the only denizen she cares for.
But when the space station’s VR goes into lockdown, trapping Laris and thousands more, Jinx is pulled into a mystery. Her race to uncover the truth reveals galactic thugs hunting her kind, a nefarious zealot undermining her every move, and a hazardous virtual landscape to navigate.
So yeah, she’s got her hands full.
Fortunately, she’s got a waggish geek and an ice cream addicted tween AI who’ll risk their backsides to make sure she fulfills her destiny. Not to mention a few new powers that’ll come in handy . . . if she can stay alive long enough to discover them.
Fingers crossed she’ll master her inner hero. The survival of Laris, humanity, and all organic life depends on it.
But hey, no pressure. She’s got till the end of the day.
ONCE AGAIN, protecting Laris, the prophesied ‘ONE’, is left to Jinx, an impulsive, superpowered 18-year-old who has never followed a single rule.
Yeah, sure, she and Jacob managed to save Laris from the first threat, but that was yesterday.
Today, Jinx is still trying to work out the kinks in her newly-acquired powers, settle into hero status, and navigate her feelings for Laris.
Jinx better adjust quickly. She and the team are zipping between galaxies to set up shop in a desolate solar system with mercenaries hot on their tail. And she’s run out of cuticles to chew through.
With showboating kingpins looming, hazardous nanobots swarming, and questionable 3D meals to choke down, the quest to save organic life isn’t showing any signs of easing up.
Luckily, a flirtatious, shape-shifting bartender and a tentacled adolescent alien join this band of futuristic beatniks. Even with Jacob and Claire's unrivaled geekery, Jinx could use the help. Turns out there's way more to this reality to puzzle out.
And life was already getting pretty weird.
Release Date: August 16, 2022