WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s
Original title: Seireeni
Author: Pauliina Susi
Illustrator: Pauliina Susi
Class/genre: Crime & Thriller
Imagine the most luxurious cruise. Then, imagine the most destructive explosive.
A substance, a detonator, a spark. Imagine the damage they can do. Then, imagine a hand that ignites the spark with the press of a button, trigger, or click of a mouse. Boom.
Look at the hand. It’s yours.
Security at the port of Barcelona is already tight when Leia Laine and her sister embark on a luxury cruise of the Mediterranean aboard the Siren a new, luxury cruise ship. Their holiday becomes increasingly overshadowed by strange coincidences and a growing sense of unease in Leia as she begins to suspect that all is not well aboard the luxury liner with its thousands of passengers. Soon, the relaxing holiday onboard the vessel turns into a living nightmare as Leia witnesses firsthand the injustices of global inequality, a terror threat, and the face of a ghost from her past.
Meanwhile, aboard a much smaller boat making a perilous journey across the same seas as Leia and her fellow passengers, eleven-year-old Amira and her parents find that every last ounce of their courage and endurance will be put to the test as their fate on their rickety boat becomes intertwined with those of the passengers on the Siren.
FINLAND, Tammi (Orig. publisher)