Unleashed (Jinxed) (Hardcover)
The Golden Compass for the digital age in this action-packed sequel to Jinxed.
When Lacey Chu wakes up in a hospital room with no memory of how she got there, she knows something went really wrong. And with her cat baku, Jinx, missing in action and MONCHA, the company behind the invention of the robot pet, threatening her family, she isn't sure who to turn to for answers.
When Lacey is expelled and her mom starts acting strangely after the latest update from MONCHA, Lacey and her friends work together to get to the bottom of it and discover a sinister plot at the heart of the corporation.
Lacey must use all her skills if she has a chance of stopping MONCHA from carrying out their plans. But can she take on the biggest tech company in North America armed with only a level 1 robot beetle and her friends at her side?
Praise for Jinxed:
"[A] vividly imagined Toronto-set middle grade series opener intertwines smartphone technology with the hallmarks of classic science fiction via a fun, insightful narrative and bright voice...With a sharp eye toward the rising awareness of device addiction and a keen sense of wonder, McCulloch's tale is a feast for the imagination that celebrates women in STEM fields."—Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
"McCulloch effectively strikes a balance between worldbuilding and action…A solid series starter for tinkerers and adventurers alike."—Kirkus Reviews
"A little bit Golden Compass, a little bit Hunger Games, and all adventure!"—New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman
Amy McCulloch was born in the UK, raised in Canada, and currently lives in London. She is the author of the Jinxed duology as well as The Oathbreaker's Shadow duology and The Potion Diaries series. She loves traveling the world, researching extraordinary settings and intriguing stories for future books. Find her online at amymcculloch.net
"The diverse team’s determination and resourcefulness mesh with and support Lacey’s resilience and drive. A fast-paced duology closer full of STEM adventures." — Kirkus Reviews
"The resiliency of the teenage mind and spirit and the determination of Generation Z are on display in Lacey, making her an inspiring figure that will encourage young readers, especially girls, to pursue STEM disciplines. " — Booklist
"I really enjoyed this book. It was filled with cool technology and interesting locations... I would recommend this book to kids from sixth grade to ninth grade." — Noah, Age 14 (Kids Book Buzz)