CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2011
Cellies by Laura Butler
New author Laura Butler breathes life into a familiar genre, creating a myriad of characters to populate her version of modern-day America. Against a backdrop of political correctness, Butler's Americans are forced to face a new race of humans that can run away from a murder scene at the speed of light and can effortlessly fling a car off a trapped human being - or into one. Monica's life as a human lab rat is a result of the bigotry against Cellies. Determined to find a cure, Dr. Sam Brady captures Cellie children around the world, performing tests on them in his lab. Equally as determined, Monica finally achieves the freedom she desires, but with her release comes new challenges. A mutation of the common cold that gives regular humans Cellie powers is sweeping the nation, and the attack on Cellies has heated up like never before to find a cure, and a scapegoat. Recruited by a man who requests to be called "Boss" and taken to a place known only as "B", Monica is thrust into the ranks of Cellie children as power as herself in a race to contain the virus and find the one who unleashed it before it is too late for all Cellies.
This is local author, Laura Butler's first novel, she currently lives in Petrolia, Ontario, where she attends high school.