Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Stellow Project

Idige Says:
Two girls, a teen and her younger sister, find themselves suddenly alone, feeling abandoned and afraid, in a house on the edge of a lake as the world seems to fall apart around them. 

Their mother disappeared years ago, their father has recently gone missing with the FBI on his trail.....and suddenly a lot of strangers are very, very interested in the girls. 

They're alone, receiving cryptic messages from their father that he's coming, that they need to go to the bank and pull out as much money as they can, that they need to stay hidden from everyone. 

Finally they find rescue at a research station in the woods near the lake, but the longer they stay there, the more sinister it seems.  Are they truly being kept their for safety..... or do these scientists also want something from the sisters? 

A good escapism novel that keeps you on your toes.  The ending is ripe with mystery and dangling events - surely a build-up for a follow up book.  The discovery in the last pages of the book guarantees you want more.

I would say a great book for ages 11 - 14.

Skyscape Publishing
June 23, 2015

Book Description:
When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow’s dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism.

As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they’re being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong.