Smith, Dan. Boy X
February 28th 2017 by Chicken House
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline
Ash wakes up in a hospital, alone. He doesn't remember coming there, and there's no one around to ask. He eventually makes his way out and finds Isabel. She is the daughter of scientists who are working with Ash's mother, and the two discover that a whole group of scientists have been infected with a disease that some villains are trying to spread to the entire world. Since the scientists are all locked in a room and only have 48 hours before they begin dying, Ash and Isabel must cross the remote, jungle filled island, get the cure, and hope to stop the villains. Of course, jungles are dangerous places, and Ash also starts to realize that there is something not quite right with him. Why are his wounds healing so quickly? Why is he so strong and fast? As the two race against the clock, they also find out secrets about their own pasts.
Strengths: Only tweens can save the world, and they must travel through the perilous jungle to do so, pursued by bad guys who want them dead.
Weaknesses:Only tweens can save the world, and they must travel through the perilous jungle to do so, pursued by bad guys who want them dead.
Not my cup of tea, but my readers will LOVE this one.
What I really think: Hand this to readers who can't get enough of Klavan's The Last Thing I Remember series or Mikaelsen's Jungle of Bones.