It’s called breaking symmetry. To her, a mirror feels like a film of honey. She can reach through it, grab things…even step inside.
On the other side she lives every teenager’s fantasy: a universe all her own, zero consequences. She can kiss the hot guy, break into La Jolla mansions, steal things…even kill. When finished, she just steps back into reality and smashes the mirror—and in an instant erases every stupid thing she did. Gone. It never happened.
But breaking symmetry is also dangerous. First there’s the drug-like rush she gets when passing through the glass, like a shot of adrenaline. She suspects it’s degrading her body, making a new copy of her each time. A reflection of a reflection, each one a little hazier. Then, of course, there’s the risk of getting cut off from reality.
When she narrowly escapes a military quarantine zone with the San Diego Police Department hot on her heels only to discover her escape mirror littering the floor in shards, her worst fear is realized. Now, trapped in a broken reflection, she must flee through a mind-bending maze of mirrors, going deeper into the nightmare as she struggles to grasp a betrayal, uncover the chilling truth about her ability, and somehow find a way out of a dead-end universe that “never happened.”
Somehow, she must find a way home.
Praise for Broken Symmetry...
"This book was absolutely PHENOMENAL!
Boiled down, the idea is about a few individuals who can walk through mirrors. Despite all the other times an author has toyed with this idea, I seriously doubt it’s ever been done this well. “Crossing over,” or walking through mirrors, has the same feel to it that the movie Inception did, meaning that the premise itself was spooky, well-fleshed out, and as scientific as such an idea can be.
But what absolutely petrified me (in that delicious way that all readers secretly crave) is that everything that can go wrong does.
Add to that a sizzling romance and some seriously awesome (and awesomely scary) characters, and you have yourself a YA thriller that will keep you up reading at night.
This is a new all-time favorite of mine—which is saying a lot since I don’t usually like thrillers. But be warned: it will give you unrealistic expectations for how good all books should be.
Oh, and for those of you who, like me, love these types of endings, everything ties up PERFECTLY in the end. Such a terrific, satisfying read."
—Laura Thalassa, author of The Unearthly
Part sci-fi medical thriller, part teen paranormal romance, and part technothriller, Broken Symmetry is an action packed page-turner that will keep you breathless from the first page to the very last sentence—when you finish reading it at four o’clock in the morning. WARNING: Fans of teen suspense thrillers, Broken Symmetry causes insomnia.
Dan Rix writes science fiction thrillers for young adults. He lives in Santa Barbara with the love of his life. When not writing, he can be found hiking the Santa Ynez Mountains. Broken Symmetry is his second young adult science fiction thriller.
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