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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Release: Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey

Jamie's debut novel is an adorable, fun, science-y YA book. 
So of course I loved it. So much that I blurbed it:
"Smart and funny with a side of geeky awesomeness, Ultraviolet Catastrophe charmed me from the first page. It’s the kind of YA SF I love: fun, believable characters who take center stage, while still allowing the reader to play in a technology wonderland. With its contemporary, campy feel and a dash of romance, Jamie Grey’s debut novel was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I devoured it in a couple days."

About the Book:
Quantum Electrodynamics. String Theory. Schrödinger's cat. For sixteen-year-old Lexie Kepler, they’re just confusing terms in her science textbooks, until she finds out that her parents have been drugging her to suppress her outrageous IQ. Now Branston Academy, a school run by the world’s most powerful scientists, has tracked her down and is dying for her to attend - as a research subject.

She takes refuge at Quantum Technologies, a secret scientific community where her father works as a top-notch scientist, and begins her new life as girl genius at Quantum High. But the assignments at her new school make the Manhattan Project look like preschool - and Lexie barely survived freshman algebra.

Her first big assignment – creating an Einstein-Rosen bridge – is also her first chance to prove she can hold her own with the rest of QT's prodigies. But while working with the infuriatingly hot Asher Rosen, QT’s teen wonder, Lexie uncovers a mistake in their master equation. Instead of a wormhole, the machine they’re building would produce deadly ultraviolet rays that could destroy the world. Now Lexie and Asher have to use their combined brainpower to uncover the truth behind the device. Before everyone at Quantum Technologies is caught in the ultraviolet catastrophe.

Congrats to Jamie on a wonderful debut novel!

About the author:

Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them. You can learn more about her at, or follow her on twitter via


  1. This sounds completely amazing! Love the idea and LOVE the cover. I think I must have this ... *clicks Amazon link*

  2. Thanks so much for all your support, Sue! And for the amazing blurb :)