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Annotation: In a world where spinners can freeze and rewind time but are tightly controlled by the government, sixteen-year-old Alex is a spinner paired with Agent Ross to help catch a dangerous criminal.
Catalog Number: #162647
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 247 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-629-79814-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-629-79814-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017961199
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
A girl with the ability to freeze and rewind time finds herself at the center of a web of conspiracies.Sixteen-year-old Alex Manning is a spinner, someone born with a genetic mutation giving her the ability to freeze and rewind time. Spinners are taken from their parents shortly after birth and housed in Centers where they are closely monitored and protected from a public that fears their abilities. Alex's chief source of satisfaction derives from her work with the police department, which makes use of spinners' skills to help them solve crimes. She is determined to help her handler, Agent Ross, uncover the crime lord he is hunting before she runs out of time herself; the maximum spinner life span is 20, and Alex is already experiencing her first bouts of time sickness, signaling that her death is less than a year away. When Ross offers Alex the opportunity to take part in a risky and illicit experimental treatment that promises to extend her life span, she agrees. The fast-paced plot is complicated not only by the criminal investigation, but also by a shocking secret Alex uncovers along the way. Alex is assumed white. A likable, multiethnic supporting cast and a whiff of endearing romance round out this promising debut.A twisty and satisfying page-turner. (Thriller. 14-adult)
Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing sci-fi thriller, a young woman with the ability to freeze and rewind time discovers that she may not have long to live. As a -spinner- employed by the government to help solve crimes, 16-year-old Alex Manning yearns for freedom that is forbidden to her kind. After she-s struck by an incurable time sickness, she-ll do anything to avoid death, even take an experimental, illegal medication and pursue off-the-book missions with her handler. When she unexpectedly unlocks new powers, she stumbles across a dark secret at the heart of the spinner program. While the minimal backstory of the spinners raises some basic questions, O-Doherty supplies a solid premise, memorable characters, and a fast-paced plot. The exploration of limited time travel to combat crime and the societal prejudice against spinners are both thought-provoking concepts; this is a worthwhile setup for future installments in the proposed trilogy. Ages 12-up. Agent: Alison McDonald, Rights Factory. (Apr.)

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Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: 710L

In this unique, fast-paced twist on the time-travel genre and the first book in a trilogy, sixteen-year-old Alex is a Spinner--one of a rare few who can rewind time to review past events. Alex's society uses Spinners to help solve crimes, but their powers come with a price: no Spinner ever lives past the age of twenty. This title is perfect for fans of author Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Naturals; Killer Instinct) and Vivian Vande Velde (23 Minutes).

Sixteen-year-old Alex is a Spinner--she has the ability to rewind time to review past events. Hated and feared because of their ability to find the truth, the small population of Spinners is restricted to Centers--compounds created to house and protect them. Alex's society uses the Spinners' skills to solve major crimes, but messing with time comes with consequences: no Spinner lives past the age of twenty. At sixteen, Alex is in her prime--until time sickness strikes early. When she is offered an experimental treatment, Alex sees a future for herself for the first time. But the promising medication offers more than just a cure--it also brings with it dire consequences.

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