Ascenders: High School for the Recently Deceased (Ascenders Saga) (Volume 1)

4.32 avg rating
( 241 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780996242028: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Deceased (Ascenders Saga) (Volume 1)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"Supernatural angst like you've never seen it before." MTV.com


Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.


These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework. No tests. No SATS. You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.


By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next.

"Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says.


* * * * * *
Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. “Is this heaven or is this high school?” she asks.

She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve.

Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him.

Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle?

At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

C.L. Gaber writes YA fiction from her home in Nevada where she lives with her husband Ron, bonus daughter Sabrina and two unruly dogs. She is also the co-author of Jex Malone.

Review:

"Teenage angst like you've never seen it before." MTV.com

"I wish I could go back and read it again and again - not knowing what would happen." -- MUGGLENET.com, the world's largest Harry Potter site.

Newhouse Media: "A new 'Twilight Zone' of a world. Speaking of Uncle Stevie, otherwise known as Stephen King, 'Ascenders' reads like something he might have written back in the Twilight Zone of his own youth. I love Koontz and King and haven't been this excited about an author in a long time."

Authors that Rock: "C.L. Gaber has a distinctly cinematic style that turns Ascenders into a butt-kicking movie that plays out in your head with every turn of the page."

Trance Reviews: "I couldn't put this book down. The female protagonist Walker Callaghan is right up there with Katniss from 'Hunger Games.' An epic read. I'll be recommending this book to everyone."

Author Groupies: "If you're a fan of dystopian epics, this bring a whole new element to the genre: the afterlife. I loved this book. What an original concept! Constantly changing, riveting and thought-provoking."

Be Seeing U Book Reviews: This Saga needs a 10 star button!!!! If this isn't already being made into a movie or a T.V. show I'm not sure why not . The second book of the Asenders Saga is just as good if not better as the first.

The Pen and the Muse: Ascenders by C.L. Gaber was an utterly refreshing, original, and an un-put-down-able read. This book was brimming with emotions, feels, and had a striking story line that kept you glued to your e-reader. I was completely mesmerized with the characters and their journey of the "in between." With a concept so unique, Ms. Gaber had her readers totally invested with the story of Walker and Daniel. Be prepared to get spell-blinded and fall in love with this beautiful and enchanting story.

Booknerds: "I was completely absorbed in the Ascenders world. It's an insanely creative world. AMAZING, AMAZING concept and characters. Daniel and Walker had great chemistry. Daniel is everything a male lead should be. Total crush material. He walks that line of bad boy and sweetheart. Walker was one hell of a strong female character. She was intelligent, quick witted, charming and a bad ass in the best possible way."

One Book At a Time: "Ascenders is one of those books you can get lost it. I was excited the whole time I was reading it. It reminded me of why I love this genre so much."

Gamers Review Magazine: "I didn't find this book. This book found me. Can't wait to see what's next for Ascenders. Visual novel, please!"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gaber, C. L.
Published by CL Gaber 2/14/2017 (2017)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CL Gaber 2/14/2017, 2017. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Ascenders: High School of the Recently Departed (Book One). Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gaber, C.L.
Published by Big Picture Media
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Big Picture Media. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0996242023 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # OTF-9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gaber, C. L.
Published by CL Gaber (2017)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CL Gaber, 2017. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

C L Gaber
Published by CL Gaber, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CL Gaber, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Teenage angst like you've never seen it before." -- Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago.and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young. These high school kids are now caught in a strange "in-between" zone where life hasn't changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie. Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice. There is no homework. No tests. No SATS. You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24. By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do .because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next. "Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says. * * * * * * Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. "Is this hell or is this high school?" she asks. She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm. He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve. Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him. Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle? At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime. Seller Inventory # APC9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

C L Gaber
Published by CL Gaber, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CL Gaber, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "Teenage angst like you've never seen it before." -- Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago.and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young. These high school kids are now caught in a strange "in-between" zone where life hasn't changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie. Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice. There is no homework. No tests. No SATS. You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24. By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do .because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next. "Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says. * * * * * * Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. "Is this hell or is this high school?" she asks. She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm. He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve. Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him. Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle? At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime. Seller Inventory # APC9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gaber, C.L.
Published by Big Picture Media
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Big Picture Media. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0996242023 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

C. L. Gaber
Published by Big Picture Media
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Big Picture Media. Paperback. Condition: New. 482 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.Supernatural angst like youve never seen it before. MTV. com Walker Callaghan doesnt know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago. . . and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. She doesnt go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young. These high school kids are now caught in a strange in-between zone where life hasnt changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. There are even cheerleaders in death, Walker observes. Its not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who used to have this band. The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie. Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why You cant die twice. There is no homework. No tests. No SATS. Youre just there to learn because the human brain isnt fully formed until youre 24. By the way, you cant get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do . . . because no one knows how long youll stay in this realm or whats next. Losing someone you love would be like dying twice, Walker says. Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. Is this heaven or is this high school she asks. She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. Hes looking for a portal to return back to the living realm. He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve. Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him. Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Gaber, C. L.
Published by CL Gaber (2017)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CL Gaber, 2017. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780996242028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

C.L. Gaber
Published by Big Picture Media (2015)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Big Picture Media, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0996242023

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

C.L. Gaber
Published by Big Picture Media (2015)
ISBN 10: 0996242023 ISBN 13: 9780996242028
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Big Picture Media, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB010MZB9PW

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book