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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9781338312270
  • ISBN: 1338312278
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

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"A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher's chest: An illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog -- donning the moniker Technician -- to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner's tyrannical laws. Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner's son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father's respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father's elusive affection is worth chasing at all. Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner's secrets at any cost -- even if it means betraying her own heart. When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic -- before the Commissioner ends them first."--Insider cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    A mysterious disease called Tarnish threatens the hearts of all who are born on Earth Adjacent, but the tech-phobic Commissioner has outlawed life-saving medical implants called TICCERs. Anna has a metal TICCER in her chest, but she has other secrets: under the alias of the Technician, she smuggles banned tech into the Settlement, making her the Commissioner's most-wanted criminal. When the Commissioner's son, Nathaniel, pursues her in the hopes of winning his cruel father's approval, and when the Queen's assassin, Eliza, arrives on Earth Adjacent with orders to spy on the Commissioner, the three become tenuous allies in their attempt to unravel the mystery of Tarnish. Fans of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles will enjoy this steampunk adventure starring a trio of queer teens from different social strata who are not just on a world-saving mission but are fearlessly and tenderly exploring the difference between legality and morality, discovering language for their identities, and challenging systems and perpetuators of oppression. Thor's debut would make an important and delightful addition to any collection. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by demanding that her mother listen as Rosiee told bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and four complete sets of Harry Potter, which she loves so much, she once moved her mattress into the closet and slept there until she came out as queer. Follow her online at and on Twitter @rosieethor.

Subject: Medical technology > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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