FICTION

The Athena Protocol

HarperTeen. Oct. 2019. 304p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062849601.
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Gr 9 Up–Jessie Archer works for Athena, a top-secret rogue organization made up of a few very talented female vigilantes. Their mission is to put a stop to some of the horrible things going on in the world that government organizations like the CIA or MI5 can’t or won’t handle. Stopping human traffickers is at the top of their list. When Jessie breaks protocol on one of their missions, she’s fired for coming too close to exposing Athena. But when she realizes their next mission might put her mother in danger, she uses the skills she learned at Athena to work covertly on the mission behind the scenes. She targets the beautiful daughter of the trafficker Athena is trying to stop, but soon her feelings for the glamorous Paulina begin to complicate everything. While she’s working to help her former teammates, they are relentlessly trying to stop her, making for lots of edge-of-your-seat moments. A perfectly paced plot and girls with brains and Mission Impossible–style moves make this a highly engaging thriller.
VERDICT A breathlessly cinematic series opener and a fun first purchase for high school and YA collections.

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