Entangled Teen

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Carol Riggs
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN-10: 1633751252
ISBN-13: 9781633751255
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Category: Young Adult

The Body Institute

Are we our minds...or our bodies?

Synopsis:

Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

  Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

  For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

  Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

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CONGRATS TO THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

THREE winners were chosen Jan. 16, 2016, to win a signed copy of The Body Institute and matching bookmark in a random drawing (via random.org). Congratulations to Katherine Ivan, Linda Trinklein, and Jane Ray!

ANNOUNCING: my YA fantasy, BOTTLED, releases July 2016. My YA sci-fi, SAFE ZONE,  releases Oct. 2016.






Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

  Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

  For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

  Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

Carol Riggs is a YA author who lives in the beautiful green state of Oregon, USA. Her debut book, THE BODY INSTITUTE, released September 2015. Her YA fantasy, BOTTLED will release in July 2016, and her YA sci-fi, SAFE ZONE, will release October 2016. She enjoys reading, drawing and painting, writing conferences, walking with her husband, and enjoying music and dance of all kinds. You will usually find her in her writing cave, surrounded by her dragon collection and the characters in her head.
You're welcome to email Carol with questions or comments: carolriggsauthor@gmail.com
"A fantastic and thought-provoking read! Riggs examines autonomy, ethics, politics, healthcare, complicated family dynamics, and a touch of romance in this sci-fi page turner."         --Lydia Kang, author of CONTROL and CATALYST
 
"The Body Institute is a roller coaster of a book. This fast-paced sci-fi thriller grapples with issues of identity and scientific technology run amok in a society only two steps ahead of our own, while scrutinizing an all-encompassing obsession with being thin which is very much part of the here and now. Readers will love the twists and turns and be prompted to question their own relationship to technology, body image and the ever-growing power of mega-corporations."     --C.K. Kelly Martin, author of YESTERDAY and TOMORROW   


"A fascinating, page-turning novel with the perfect balance of romance and science-fiction. Readers will love Morgan and her journey as she solves the mystery of what's really going on at The Body Institute."          --Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION

CONGRATS TO THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

THREE winners were chosen Jan. 16, 2016, to win a signed copy of The Body Institute and matching bookmark in a random drawing (via random.org). Congratulations to Katherine Ivan, Linda Trinklein, and Jane Ray!

ANNOUNCING: my YA fantasy, BOTTLED, will release July 2016. My YA sci-fi, SAFE ZONE, will release October 2016.
If you're a writer, join me at upcoming SCBWI writer events in Oregon, such as the spring conference May 21-22, 2015. Details on my website. I'd love to see you!
CONGRATS TO THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

THREE winners were chosen Jan. 16, 2016, to win a signed copy of The Body Institute and matching bookmark in a random drawing (via random.org). Congratulations to Katherine Ivan, Linda Trinklein, and Jane Ray!

ANNOUNCING: my YA fantasy, BOTTLED, releases July 2016. My YA sci-fi, SAFE ZONE,  releases Oct. 2016.

  1. Colleen Riordan said on February 3, 2016 at 10:58 am:

    What a concept! I can’t wait to check it out.

  2. Colleen Post said on January 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm:

    After teaching 8th grade for many years and seeing what interests teens, this strikes me as a novel that would be selected immediately. I used to have a check-out system, and I can see a guarantee waitlist for this book. :) Congrats and best wishes!

  3. Elizabeth Varadan said on December 10, 2015 at 8:25 am:

    This sounds like a book teenagers will gobble up.

  4. Melody Maysonet said on December 9, 2015 at 11:30 am:

    Congratulations on a great debut, Carol!

  5. Cindy Rodriguez said on December 6, 2015 at 8:10 am:

    This is on my to-read-list during the school winter break! Can’t wait and congratulations!

  6. Diana Blackstone said on December 5, 2015 at 11:02 am:

    I love science fiction, and your book sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the publication of your debut novel and more to come!

  7. Natasha Sinel said on December 5, 2015 at 9:06 am:

    Congratulations!

  8. Robin Koontz said on December 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm:

    So happy that this terrific story found a publishing home! Congrats to you.

  9. Stephanie Shaw said on December 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm:

    Congratulations, Carol! Love this one and know you have many more coming in the future.

  10. Judith Gardinerjudi@hotmail.com er said on December 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm:

    Congratulations to you my friend!! How exciting!

  11. Ena Jones said on December 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm:

    Love your page, Carol! And thanks for telling me about my LIKE button. It’s fixed now!

  12. Patricia Newman said on December 1, 2015 at 9:41 am:

    Congrats, Carol, on a terrific book!

  13. Melody Maysonet said on December 1, 2015 at 8:32 am:

    Your book sounds awesome! Congratulations!

  14. Victoria Lindstrom said on December 1, 2015 at 8:20 am:

    Congratulations, Carol! I loved The Body Institute!

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