• Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Back home Tori was the girl who had everything a sixteen-year-old could want—popularity, money, beauty. Everything. Including a secret. That secret made her very valuable.

Now she’s left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the only person who truly understood her. She can’t lose the secret. But if she wants to have anything resembling a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unique…talents.

Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears in Tori’s life and delivers bad news: she hasn’t escaped. In fact, she’s attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-detective now in the employ of a genetics lab.

She has only one shot at ditching her past for good and living like the normal human she wishes she could be. Tori must use every ounce of her considerable hacking and engineering skills—and even then, she might need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.

The riveting companion to R.J. Anderson’s acclaimed Ultraviolet, which is now available in paperback.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 328
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF031000, YAF029000, YAF045000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156736
Accelerated Reader® Points 14.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed


  • The Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens, Winner, 2014


School Library Journal

“A must for all libraries owning Ultraviolet and a reminder to others to buy them both.” —School Library Journal


“The intense, well written follow up to Anderson’s Ultraviolet (2011) once again turns things upside down….The smart female protagonist, a refreshing lack of overly hormonal romantic focus, and puzzling plot twists engage to the very end of this absorbing read.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Anderson’s strong characters and rare knack for weaving contemporary realism and emotional authenticity into hard science fiction should keep even readers in the know engaged.” —Kirkus Reviews