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Jimmy Patterson
12 February 2019
James Patterson presents a genre-bending, action-packed debut - and introduces YA's new favorite, kick-ass heroine: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West.

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity Pity Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. When her father attempts to marry her off to a stranger, she runs away from their humble farming commune and ends up in the most dangerous, decadent city on the continent: Cessation (a lawless Las Vegas). Pity becomes the star of the Theater Vespertine as a trick sharpshooter like Annie Oakley, and there she finds fame, friendship and - what she most wanted - belonging.

But there's a darker side to the Theater...

The Finale. Every so often the fighting factions of Cessation have to be kept in line with a little demonstration, a nightmarish public execution. And Pity has a starring role...

Westworld meets Marie Lu's Legend in this extraordinary YA debut, now available in paperback!
By:   Lyndsay Ely
Foreword by:   James Patterson, James Patterson
Imprint:   Jimmy Patterson
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 538mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9780316555241
ISBN 10:   031655524X
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 15 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lyndsay Ely is a writer and creative professional who currently calls Boston home. She is a geek, a foodie, and has never met an antique shop she didn't like. Gunslinger Girl is her debut novel.

Reviews for Gunslinger Girl

Equal parts futuristic dystopia and gritty western, Gunslinger Girl is genre-bending at its finest. Much like the theater in which her sharpshooting heroine performs, Ely's debut dazzles and stuns. --Erin Bowman, author of Vengeance Road and Retribution Rails Praise for Gunslinger Girl A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2018!A Winter 2017-2018 Indie Next PickAn Amazon Best Book of the Month - January 2018A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month - January 2018 An action-packed, thrilling read in an exciting, genre-bending book. Ely introduces readers to a dystopian wild west that is brilliantly imagined...a plot full of surprises, temptation, betrayal, and, of course, shootouts will be a welcome addition to the dystopia bookshelf. --VOYA A gripping, action-packed futuristic Western with an unforgettable heroine--Gunslinger Girl is not to be missed! --Elizabeth Briggs, New York Times bestselling author of Future Shock Ely's Gunslinger Girl is as thrilling as a three-ring circus, and just as hard to look away from. With an intricately woven plot of political intrigue and characters so vivid that they vibrate off the page, it's an unputdownable firecracker of a debut. Readers will be left hungry for more! --Natalie C. Anderson, author of City of Saints & Thieves Debut author Ely brings to life a gritty future American West... a little Into the Badlands, a little Firefly, a whole lot to say about how right and wrong so often borrow from each other. --Kirkus * Dirty politics has its grip in this Western-like dystopia... [Ely] leaves the door ajar for Pity's return--and it would be a dang shame if she has ridden permanently off into the sunset. --Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books STARRED review

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