Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland

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Nobody’s ever really explained the Spill. Was it an angelic visitation? A nanotech accident? A porthole opening from another world? Whatever it was, no one’s allowed in the Spill Zone these days except government scientists and hazmat teams. But a few intrepid explorers know how to sneak through the patrols and steer clear of the dangers inside the Zone. Addison Merrick is one such explorer, dedicated to finding out what happened that night, and to unraveling the events that took her parents and left her little sister mute and disconnected from the world.

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A little dark, a little twisted, and completely enthralling...

– Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless


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– , The A.V. Club

I just pre-ordered my copy based on [the first] 25 pages.

– Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Scott Westerfeld's wonderfully weird Spill Zone, with its themes of family, art, privilege, and the paranormal (so much WTH?!), combined with Alex Puvilland's stellar visual storytelling,is totally immersive and will leave readers craving more of intrepid young urban photographer Addison's story.

– Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Mysterious Galaxy

Readers will be demanding the next installment as they close this one.

– , Kirkus