About the book:
GUARDIAN (Proxy, #2) by Alex London Release Date: May 29, 2014 Hardcover, 352 pages Publisher: Philomel Genre: YA / Dystopian / LGBT
The pulse-pounding sequel to Proxy! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.
In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger.
People are falling ill—their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned.
This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page.
A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend trilogy will be swept away by this story.
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Top 10 Random Things About the Series. Anything goes:
1. In the first draft of the first 30 pages of PROXY, Syd’s name was “Shaun” for absolutely no reason.
2. I wrote a lot of PROXY listening to a lot of Sigur Ros, Bjork, and Philip Glass.
3. I wrote a lot of GUARDIAN listening to a lot of Iggy Pop and a collection of Cambodian psychedelic rock that I got in college.
4. The power structures in PROXY were inspired by the Tea Party, while the power structures in GUARDIAN came from the Cambodian Khmer Rouge.
5. The character of Cousin in GUARDIAN is homage to the Judge in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.
6. The polar bear in PROXY is a reference to the circus bear in Sid Fleischman’s Newbery winning children’s novel, The Whipping Boy.
7. Egan in PROXY is loosely based on one of my actual best friends from High School. The real person has read the book. I don't know what he thinks of it.
8. The character called Atticus Finch was inspired by the vague idea of someone I had a crush on in High School but didn’t actually know at all.
9. Writing imaginary versions of the crushes I had as a teen and then torturing them is even more fun than it sounds.
10. Marie’s name was originally Mary but I changed it to Marie after Marie Lu helped me with an early draft of PROXY. There is still a typo ‘Mary’ in the first edition of PROXY in hardcover on p. 181. Only one reader has ever pointed that out to me. He was in 7th grade. No one reads as closely as a 7th grader on a mission.
Read the Exclusive 3 Chapters from London’s new release, GUARDIAN here: http://bit.ly/SgMw3b
You can read the short story PUNISHMENT, the PROXY prequel on Wattpad for free right now! Meet Syd, Knox, and Liam (from Guardian) at 15... http://w.tt/1mtouLm
About the author:
C. Alexander London grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He's an author of nonfiction for grown-ups (under a slightly different not very secret name), books for teens (as Alex London...see above), and, younger readers. He once won a 12-gauge skeet-shooting tournament because no one else had signed up in his age group. He's a Master SCUBA diver who hasn't been diving in way too long, and, most excitingly, a fully licensed librarian. He used to know the Dewey Decimal System from memory.He doesn't anymore.While traveling as a journalist, he watched television in 23 countries (Burmese soap operas were the most confusing; Cuban news reports were the most dull), survived an erupting volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a hurricane on small island in the Caribbean, 4 civil wars (one of them was over by the time he got there, thankfully), and a mysterious bite on his little toe in the jungles of Thailand. The bite got infected and swollen and gross and gave him a deep mistrust of lizards, even though it probably wasn't a lizard that bit him.Although he has had many adventures, he really does prefer curling up on the couch and watching some good television or reading a book. He enjoys danger and intrigue far more when it's happening to somebody else.He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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