It’s hard to describe this book without spoiling and Strangelets is best experienced with a clear mind. Avoid spoilers at all costs! Strangelets can be best categorized as a science fiction thriller horror story with a touch of romance. And yes, it is a young adult read but I think it will appeal to adults as well. Strangelets finds a group of teenagers who wake up in a strange hospital-like facility. There doesn’t seem to be a way out, nor is there any food. The kids all share something in common: they were on the verge of death prior to waking up in the facility. Cue the spooky Lost violins.The author creates an intriguing world, full of action-packed twists and turns. I loved the author’s attention to detail, especially with her “United Nations” characters. Each character was from a different country and their personalities and mannerisms really did reflect the country they were from without being stereotypical. I especially liked Anat, the young Israeli heading off to her military service. Anat truly reflected her upbringing and her pragmatism was that of a soldier. Anat was a ruthless, fierce and a touch paranoid. I also loved Sophie, who was literally taken from her deathbed. If anyone deserved a second chance at life, she did.To go on any more would spoil the story. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Michelle Gagnon’s books, run to your local bookstore or click that “buy now” button. You’ll be glad you did. I am looking forward to reading more of her books. Thank you to Edelweiss and Soho Teen for a review copy of this book.