by Kate Donovan
A Science Fiction adventure featuring a futuristic "it" girl who is destined to save the world. Earth: A.D. 2070As the granddaughter of Earths most revered hero, seventeen-year-old Zia has been pampered and adored her whole life. She has no political ambitions or lofty goals she just wants to have fun. But when Earth faces a shocking new crisis, she realizes its time to prove she inherited more from Quito the Great than just fabulous hair, perfect cheekbones, and a reckless streakAnother mech invasion looms, this time against one of Earths allies, a planet on the far side of the galaxy, and the only thing that will save them is the giant robot created to honor Quito the Great. Rem Stone is everything a girl could want. Heck, hes everything a country could want. The twenty-two-year-old has just graduated from the military academy with top honors as the countrys newest pilot. It doesnt hurt that hes also drop-dead gorgeous. And when duty calls, Rem steps up, honored to volunteer to pilot the robot. Theres one hitch, though: the robot can only be piloted by a Quito. And that Quito is Zia.Together the two set off on a journey that takes them far from Earth, and closer to each other, and puts them in a battle for the safety of the galaxy.About the Author:Kate Donovan was born in Ohio, moved to Rhode Island at the age of nine, and moved again during high school, this time to Northern California. She did her undergraduate work at Cal (Berkeley), where she met her future husband. After attending law school together, they settled in the Sacramento area, where she has juggled married life, children, lawyering, and writing. So far, so good! Her books range from time travel to spy stories to space adventures. MECH GIRL is her first book for the Young Adult market.
- Beyond the Page Publishing, March 2012
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