a young adult novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
available now from Bloomsbury
Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind -- things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers -- and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.
When she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel -- a boy with the ability to teleport -- he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family -- and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive . . . or survive.
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"Snappy dialogue, snarky teens and explosive exploits. A quick but complex read -- enjoyable on both counts."
"Durst delivers a fun adventure with a superpowered twist... Think The Mummy (temples, tombs, and all) with Veronica Mars calling the shots, and a dash of romance in the mix."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A riveting adventure tale. Action-packed, suspenseful and a lot of fun!"
-- Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series
"Chasing Power took me on a magical rollercoaster ride through dusty tombs and ancient catacombs at such breakneck speeds, the only thing I could do was tightly grip the safety bar and hope I made it through to the other side. Part Indiana Jones, part Jumper, the heroes travel faster than the speed of light but even that isn't quick enough for them to escape the treachery, mystery, and danger waiting around every corner."
-- Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series
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