Hale (Princess Academy, 2012) abandons her usual fairy-tale story in favor of a science fiction tale about Maisie Danger Brown, the smart daughter of scientists. Although missing her right hand, Maisie has always dreamed of being an astronaut. She's thrilled when she gets the chance to attend an astronaut boot camp for teens. But when Maisie and five others take a ride into space, they end up infected by alien technology. Now possessed of amazing powers, Maisie is the only person capable of saving the Earth from total annihilation. It's up to her to devise a plan and carry it out before she loses her heart and her life.