Horowitz, Anthony. Nightrise.
Only the Gatekeepers--five brave teenagers-can prevent the return of the evil Old Ones who seek to destroy humanity. Fourteen-year-old Native American twins Jamie and Scott are Gatekeepers, though at first they don't know it; all they know is that they have psychic powers and can read and even control minds. A sinister international corporation called Nightrise, controlled by the Old Ones, learns of the twins' telepathy act on a Reno, Nevada stage and tries to kidnap them, but Jamie manages to escape with the help of a woman who is seeking her own kidnapped son. In order to rescue his twin, Jamie must gain entry to the juvenile correctional facility in the desert where Scott is being held. But there is even more at stake, Jamie learns, as in a dream world he meets the other Gatekeepers and prepares to do battle with them against the Old Ones. Oh, and he has to prevent the assassination of a presidential candidate in our world, too.
There's no lack of plot or action in this breathless fantasy thriller, with more in the series yet to come. It's as exciting and over-the-top as Horowitz's Alex Rider spy series, with an extra helping of horror. Fans will be eager to meet the new Gatekeepers and gallop along on their adventures. Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.
S--Recommended for senior high school students.
*--The asterisk highlights exceptional books.
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