by Jared Garrett


"A sci-fi thriller in a dystopian world, fans of the Hunger Games or the movie Speed will love the premise of Beat." —Adam Glendon Sidwell, author of Evertaster

"This was a great book. A combination of sci-fi/dystopia/YA, it had enough action in it to keep you reading. You didn’t know what was going to happen from chapter to chapter, and it did make my heart rate go up with the action." —5 Star Reviewer

"Beat is a very engaging, thrilling, and extremely well written book. It has a very fast pace, but it’s still paced in a way that you get all the details and don’t miss out on anything. This sci-fi and action-gripping story is set in a dystopian society, and it’s full of unexpected twists and turns, making your heart rate increase several times as you are reading it, so the title is in fact more than appropriate." —5 Star Reviewer

About Beat

Better safe than sorry. Better calm than dead.

Nik Granjer hates the Bug. It was the Bug that destroyed the world when it wiped out more than ninety percent of humanity a hundred years ago.

Even now, the Bug kills anyone whose heart rate goes over 140 beats per minute. That’s why the Prime Administrator gave everyone the Papas—digital wrist monitors that put people to sleep when their heart rate gets too high. The Papas saved humankind.

But one night on the border of New Frisko, Nik tampers with his Papa and discovers a dreadful secret: the Bug might not be there after all. When his experiment takes a terrible turn, a brutal enforcement squad from the city forces Nik into hiding.

On the run and searching for allies, Nik’s only hope is to discover the truth about the Prime Administrator’s regime and the origins of the Bug. If he doesn’t, humankind may never break free from the conspiracy holding it in its grip.

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