Jenny Martin is an author and librarian. Her first novel, Tracked, has been featured on The Mary Sue, Bustle, Bookriot and Hypable. Tracked was named one of Paste Magazine’s and Teen Magazine’s ‘Best Books of 2015’, and its sequel, Marked, released May 17th, 2016, from Dial, an imprint of Penguin-Random House. Jenny is also an experienced speaker, panelist and presenter who’s appeared Texas Teen Book Festival, Texas Library Association and San Diego Comic Con. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her husband and son, where she hoards books and writes fiction. And yes, she’s still on a quest for the perfect pancake.
TRACKED (05/05/15, available hardcover/ebook/audiobook)
The Fast and the Furious gets a sci-fi twist in this action-packed debut!
On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn’t stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she falls for Cash, her daring new teammate. But when she discovers that Benroyal is controlling more than a corporation, Phee realizes she has a much bigger role in Castra’s future than she could ever have imagined. It’s up to Phee to take Benroyal down. But even with the help of her team, can a street-rat destroy an empire?
MARKED, (05/17/16, available hardback, ebook)
“Martin’s Tracked reminds me of both the thrill of Star Wars and the energy and grittiness of Firefly … a brilliant old-school SF adventure that will appeal to absolutely everyone. A truly great read I’d race to buy again!”—Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series
“An exciting blend of dystopia and racing…Hunger Games meets NASCAR.”—Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series
“Deeply inventive, Tracked is an action-packed sci-fi with heart. Sequel, please!”—Erin Bowman, author of the Taken trilogy
“Adrenaline fueled from first page to finish line.”—Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink
“Dazzlingly imaginative and whip-smart, Tracked is pure adrenaline rush. Buckle up!”—Antony John, author of the Elemental trilogy and The Five Flavors of Dumb
“If you ever wanted to read a book that’s The Fast and The Furious meets Firefly with a hint of romance, then Tracked is the book for you.”—Glitter Magazine
“If you only order one book on this list, make it TRACKED.”—Paste Magazine
“This is a terrifically fun book and readers will look forward to seeing what Martin comes up with in the sequel.”—VOYA
“The intrigue builds into political conspiracies and action—debut author Martin’s strength—and a wild climax that begs for a sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Filled with new technology, political motivations, and action-packed racing scenes, this book will appeal to fans of the Fast and the Furious movies as well as readers of dystopia.”—School Library Journal
“It’s a wholehearted adrenaline rush when it comes to the thrill of the run, making it easy to get drawn into a fast-paced, high-stakes story.”—Publishers Weekly
“Action packed…With a unique concept and intense action, Tracked is a must read.”—Hypable
“Heart-pounding.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Publisher: Dial (Penguin-Random House)
Audio: Blackstone Audio