cover image Night Sky

Night Sky

Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann. Sourcebooks Fire, $16.99 (496p) ISBN 9

Best known for her romantic thrillers, Suzanne Brockmann teams up with her daughter Melanie for a YA adventure set in her Fighting Destiny world (as seen in 2012’s Born to Darkness). Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is shocked to discover that she’s a Greater-Than, born with superhuman powers—in her case telekinesis, super-speed, prophetic dreams, and more. Also shocking to her: that there are those who kidnap G-Ts and use their blood to synthesize a dangerous drug. Skylar joins her wheelchair-bound friend Calvin, motorcycle-riding bad girl Dana, and mysterious hottie Milo to rescue a missing child and bring down those who would exploit people like her. But first she has to master her newfound gifts while hiding her activities from her overprotective mother. The Brockmanns deliver a complex, entertaining tale that blends action, suspense, and romance in a near-future setting. The story does drag at times, with the characters roaming in every direction as they play detective, but it’s a strong start to the series, and a great lead-in to Brockmann’s adult work. Ages 14–up. Agent: Steven Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Oct.)