In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Glory must hide and protect her younger brother. If their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities. But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.
When I was at BEA earlier this year, I was able to snag an ARC of DEVIANTS. It's a super fast-paced book with a kick-ass heroine, some seriously creepy-scary characters both inside and outside the domed city, and a complex and slow-developing romance (my favorite kind). I invited Maureen here today to answer a few of my questions about the book!
Maureen McGowan always loved writing fiction, but side-tracked by a persistent practical side, it took her a few years to channel her energy into novels. After leaving a career in finance and accounting, she hasn't looked back.
Aside from her love of books, she's passionate about films, fine handcrafted objects and shoes.
She lives and writes in Toronto, Canada where she attends the Toronto International Film Festival each year.
DEVIANTS came out a few weeks ago--check it out!