by Amy McCulloch
Pub Date 1 Sep 2018
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The brand-new series from Amy McCulloch, author of the magical THE POTION DIARIES adventures!
LIMITED RUN on Netgalley to celebrate the release of UNLEASHED, the second book in this electric duology out 22nd August 2019.
‘THE MOST COMPELLING READ OF THE YEAR ... TERRIFYINGLY OF THE MOMENT’ – Evening Standard
Lacey Chu has big dreams of becoming a companioneer for MONCHA, the largest tech firm in North America and the company behind the "baku" - a customisable smart pet that functions as a phone but makes the perfect companion too. When Lacey finds out she hasn't been accepted into Profectus - the elite academy for cutting edge tech - it seems her dreams are over. Worst of all, rather than getting to choose one of the advanced bakus, she’s stuck with a rubbish insect one.
Then, one night, Lacey comes across the remains of an advanced baku. Once it might’ve been in the shape of a cat but it’s now mangled and broken, no sign of electronic life behind its eyes. Days of work later and the baku opens its eyes. Lacey calls him Jinx – and Jinx opens up a world for her that she never even knew existed, including entry to the hallowed halls of Profectus. Slowly but surely, Jinx becomes more than just a baku to Lacey – he becomes her perfect companion. But what is Jinx, really? His abilities far surpass anything written into his code or built into his motherboard. He seems to be more than just a robotic pet. He seems ... real.
PRAISE for The Potion Diaries series:
'Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, Madly cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I've had reading in ages!' - Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series
'It's so cool!' - Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella