There’s never a dull day when you and your older sister are the world’s top teen scientist-adventurers. But when your arch-nemesis manages to trap you on a remote tropical island (complete with a volcano that is just about to explode!), well, that’s when things get really interesting.
Through the first-person journal entries of 15-year-old Danae Rugg (supplemented with entries from her Native American cousin, Noah), Rae and Danae: Escape from the Island of the BrightEyes chronicles the story of how Danae and her sister Rachel are tricked by the handsome-but-rotten Collin Null in his efforts to steal and exploit their scientific discoveries for himself. With the assistance of their cousins from up north and Collin’s sister Nessa—as well as the titular BrightEyes that they encounter along the way—Rae and Danae must find a way to turn the tables on their rival. The fate of an entire new world depends on their grit and wit in this adventure that reads in the vein of Kim Possible meets Artemis Fowl meets Pokemon and is a celebration of smart young women who persevere against all odds to win the day.
I loved it—this one has it all: scientifically-informed speculation, geeks, and gadgets, lovably zany characters, action that whips around the universe at light speed... Moooore, pleeeassse!!!!!!
Rae & Danae:
Escape from the Island of the BrightEyes
(A Story of the OtherWorld
by Sage Rooker)
launches December 3, 2023!