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#1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson's hilarious middle grade debut has it all: robot overlords, secret feline agents, and earthling humans who in for a real catastrophe.

With examples of why coding is fun and other STEM applications cleverly woven into this fun and thoughtful story about looking beyond binary terms, this is the perfect novel for fans of House of Robots and The Tapper Twins.

The Robot Federation and the Feline Empire have been at war for eons. And now that fight is coming to a tiny primitive planetoid ... Earth. The mission for both cats and robots: retrieve the Singularity Chip. With it, cats can live past their nine lives, and robots are granted eternal battery life.

Meanwhile, twin siblings Max and Min Wengrod are as different as can be. Min always gets good grades, and she loves to read and build robots. Max hates school, and prefers to play games and spend time online with friends.

When Max rescues two kittens and is determined to keep them, Min is horrified that these furballs could ruin her changes at the Battle of the Bots competition. But with hidden forces at play in their own house, and the larger war between cats and robots is fast approaching, will the twins be able to put aside their differences before they get caught in the crossfire?

About the Author

Margaret Stohl

Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and DANGEROUS CREATURES novels, the author of the New York Times bestselling BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED and BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE from Marvel Press (Marvel YA) , and of the ICONS Novels. As of November 2016, she is also the author of the MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL comics from Marvel Comics. Find more about here at mstohl.com - @mstohl on twitter - margaret_stohl at instagram - margaret_stohl on snapchat.

Margaret is the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Indie-Bound, Wall Street Journal and Internationally Bestselling author of ten YA novels, and has been published in 37 languages and 48 countries. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was adapted into a film (2013) by Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment, and was an ALA William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist in 2010, as well as a SCIBA award finalist, a NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and a YALSA Teen Top Ten Pick. Beautiful Creatures was named the #1 Teen Pick from Amazon in 2009, and the #5 Editors Pick, Overall. Margaret has always loved reading, and is the co-founder of YALLFEST (Charleston, SC) and YALLWEST (Santa Monica, CA) , two of the biggest kid/teen book festivals in the country.

Prior to becoming an author, Margaret worked in the video game industry as a writer and lead designer for sixteen years, eventually co-founding 7 Studios game developer with her husband, Lewis Peterson. She still writes for games when she has time.

An alumnus of Amherst College, Stanford University, and Yale University, Margaret lives in Santa Monica with her husband, three children, and two rescue cats. (In fact, you can read about them in CATS VS ROBOTS: THIS IS WAR, forthcoming from Katherine Tegan Books at Harper Collins.)

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