Friday, April 5, 2013


Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon

Expected publication: April 9th 2013 
Publisher: Soho Teen

17-year-old Sophie lies on her deathbed in California, awaiting the inevitable loss of her battle with cancer…
17-year-old Declan stares down two armed thugs in a back alley in Galway, Ireland…
17-year-old Anat attempts to traverse a booby-trapped tunnel between Israel and Egypt…

All three strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital—only to discover that they’re not alone. Three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them. Somebody or something seems to be pulling the strings. With their individual clocks ticking, they must band together if they’re to have any hope of surviving. 

Soon they discover that they've been trapped in a future that isn't of their making: a deadly, desolate world at once entirely familiar and utterly strange. Each teen harbors a secret, but only one holds the key that could get them home. As the truth comes to light through the eyes of Sophie, Declan, and Anat, the reader is taken on a dark and unforgettable journey into the hearts of teens who must decide what to do with a second chance at life.

Strangelets has it all. Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, different POVs (something I really love) and even good characters. 

The book is told by three different characters, Sophie who's dying from cancer, Declan who was about to be killed and Anat, who was trying to run away to Egypt.  Each of them is very different, so changing from one to the other was a great experience and also help me gather much more information as I was reading. Each of them comes from such a different background that is a really weird mix. 

But they aren't the only one who get up after a confusing incident in what looks like a hospital... except for the lack of nurses and doctors... oh and the fact that is sealed shut. Three other kids are there as well, Yosh, a quiet girl from Kyoto; Nico, a big guy from Germany and Zain, a timid Indian boy. 

It's really hard to try to say more without giving too much away, but the book has a dark mysterious feeling to it that I really liked.

The clear voices from each character was another thing I enjoyed. 

And then of course is the entire plot idea. I really liked the idea of Science involved. The first time I thought it was going to be more of a supernatural thing but it isn't and it surprised me in a good way.

There were however a few things I didn't like so much... and that is, as much as I enjoyed the different POVs, Anat was always kinda annoying to me, she seemed too rude especially for someone who was running away to her future husband. Not so lovely as you'd think she'll be.
The pace of the book isn't exactly slow... but at parts I felt like I could do without some things... The way The relationship between Declan and Sophie didn't feel too real. I guess I could do without the romance in this. 
And then the ending... while it wasn't bad, it was a good ending after all, it felt rushed. Too rushed and sudden. I just wished there was more to it... but it didn't ruined my experience with the book, I still enjoyed it a lot.

It's the first book I read by Ms. Gagnon and I can say that I would find something else by her and read it.  

And now.... For the GIVEAWAY!

About the Author

Michelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, bartender, dog walker, model, personal trainer, and Russian supper club performer. Her bestselling adult thrillers THE TUNNELS, BONEYARD, THE GATEKEEPER, and KIDNAP & RANSOM have been published in North America, France, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. BONEYARD was a finalist for a 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.


  1. This book sounds so interesting. I'm a huge reader, we have seven bookcases full and boxes full of books stacked in the closets. Would love a chance to read this book. 3

    1. Wow! That's a LOT of books!
      Good Luck!

      xx Cynthia