Penguin Young Readers Group

Dusk Susan Gates Author

Dusk is more than just a girl—her DNA was fused with hawk genes in amilitary experiment to make the best warriors, resulting in traits like night vision. After 13 years of being held captive in a government lab, she escapes and hides in an abandoned town. There she lives in an uneasy truce with the other subjects who fled the lab: a horde of killer mutant rats and a clan of vicious guard dogs. Then one day, a boy named Jay stumbles into town.Will Dusk follow her humts and a clan of vicious guard dogs. Then one day, a boy named Jay stumbles into town.Will Dusk follow her human instincts and save Jay? Or will the hawk in her see an easy prey? In vivid prose, Susan Gates conjures a tale of science gone wrong that seems eerily realistic.As Dusk and Jay dance around both the local predators and each other, readers will find deep sympathy in their situation, even as they race through the pages to see what happens next. Praise for Dusk from the United Kingdom: This novel has punch and power . . . it deserves to become an acclaimed work of teenage fiction. read more