★ "A tantalizing opener to a new series... Readers will be hard-pressed to wait for the next installment." —Publishers Weekly

"Science fiction and adventure fans will find much to enjoy in this flashy, suspenseful volume." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fans of Haddix's Shadow Children books will want to jump on this time-travel adventure." —Kirkus

"As in her Among the Hidden series, Haddix once again demonstrates her talent for penning page-turners kids will like." —Booklist 

"This book's exciting premise and cliff-hanger ending will leave readers on the edge of their seats and begging for more." —School Library Journal


Margaret Peterson Haddix
Simon & Schuster / 2008

One night a plane appeared out of nowhere, the only passengers aboard: thirty-six babies. As soon as they were taken off the plane, it vanished. Now, thirteen years later, two of those children are receiving sinister messages, and they begin to investigate their past. Their quest to discover where they really came from leads them to a conspiracy that reaches from the far past to the distant future—and will take them hurtling through time. In this exciting new series, bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix brings an element of suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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