Following the critical acclaim for Glitch, Anastasiu does not disappoint with her trilogy second. Slightly X-Men reminiscent, the world and its inhabitants are totally inventive. Twists and turns will surprise even the most skeptical.
Now free and capable of registering emotions, Zoe must learn to harness her telekinetic power. The future of her fellow Glitchers — and the world — depends on it, especially as Adrien has a vision foretelling Zoe’s role in the fight against the evil Chancellor. But even the life of a superhero is beset with emotion. Like her blossoming feelings for Adrien, and the guilt she feels for putting others in danger. After all, Zoe might be powerful, but she’s also a teenage girl. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Feb., 336 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9781250003003, PB, 13 & Up)