Some blush-inducing praise for Deviants:
"McGowan launches The Dust Chronicles with a bang, painting her post-apocalyptic world with a dark brush and featuring a strong-willed and determined protagonist. Readers will be immediately transported to this world where businessmen rule the job-based class system." -- RT Book Reviews
"A deliciously dark, harrowing world, brightened by dazzling characters and sparkling prose." --Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Bestselling Author
"A tense thriller with a strong, beating heart at its center. Glory and her impossible choices will keep you glued to the page. I'm still trying to catch my breath!" -- Diana Peterfreund, Author of For Darkness Shows the Stars and Rampant
"Exciting… McGowan keeps the suspense throbbing…" --Kirkus Reviews
And some Amazon customer reviews:
***** "Wonderful story. Excellent plot. Will definintly buy the next one. I hope many, many people read it. . ."
**** "Great Book! I loved this book! Loved Glory character! She was so strong and independant. Loved how she took care of Drake and protected her brother. Loved the twists and turns between her feeling for Burn and Cal. Lots of action, with some romance, and surprises throughout the book. Can not wait for the next one"
**** "Loved it!!! Awesome read!!!! I can't wait for the second book!! Maureen McGowan creates a wonderfully character driven dystopian world that will leave you wanting more."
***** "Deviants delivers! For lovers of Post-Apocolyptic YA, this book really delivers. A strong, sympathetic heroine, a dark futuristic world and a doomed love, plus teenagers with X-men-like powers that they need to hide if they want to survive. I can't wait for the next one!"
***** "Could not put it down. Wow. The red-hot pace kept me glued to my chair, impatient to find out what happened next. And Glory is a wonderful heroine. She's trying hard to be smart and brave, even though she's constantly bombarded by difficult and confusing choices and doesn't know who to trust--something even those of us who don't live in a post-apocalyptic dystopia can relate to!"
***** "Deviants delivers! If you love action-packed storytelling with some unexpected twists, and enjoy rooting for a character you can really care about, please pick up this book and enjoy the ride"
***** "Action packed and flat out cool. This book is just flat out cool. If you pick it up make sure you have a few hours because you will not want to put it down. Loved Glory, loved her complexity and loved the world building. I can't wait for the next book in this series."
***** "Best YA I've read since The Hunger Games. I loved this book. The heroine is sympathetic and kick ass and the romance is sweet and tense and there are so many moments in the story when I had no idea how Glory would find a way out of her predicament, but she always did in a really cool and surprising way. If you love YA, you will love this book."
***** "One of the best books of 2012 I strongly recommend this book to all YA lovers, and as someone who's read a lot of dystopian and post-apocalyptic, this story feels fresh and original."