The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.
The Fear Trials (The Murder Complex 0.5)
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson's father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons' houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.
Lindsay Cummings is the 20-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX, as well as its sequel, coming 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, coming Fall 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.
Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, can’t get enough of her two pesky German Shepherds, wolf cub, and two horses. She's still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts--it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @lindsaycwrites.
Meadow would be Saoirse Ronan, Emily Kinney (Beth from The Walking Dead), or Teresa Palmer. Zephyr would be Max Irons!
This is the hardest question ever! I have so many favorites. Obviously, I love THG and Harry Potter, Divergent, Legend by Marie Lu…but I am also a sucker for The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, anything by Ray Bradbury, Gary Paulsen…too many!!
Probably all 8 Harry Potter movies! And Remember the Titans makes me cry every time, even though I hate football.
Freebird! Or Babe I’m Gonna Leave You by LedZep.
I really love Cici’s Alfredo Pizza. YUM
I actually already got to meet him!!! It was Gary Paulsen, whose book HATCHET really got me started on my love for survival stories. I fangirled so hard when I met him, and I said “Gary I wrote a book and it’s getting published” and his response was a cuss word and a smile. Amazing.
Hi Lindsay! We are really happy to host you in our FFBC. We are super excited to have the Murder Complex and the Prequel Fear Trials as part of our FFBC.
Thanks for having me!
Thanks for having me!
Fierce, loyal, terrifying, deadly…teenager.
All the fight scenes! I fly through those because in my head, I see them as shots on a big screen. I just love picturing it, and it always gets me so excited!
FULLY ALIVE by Flyleaf! It’s perfect!
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