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October 2016 Book of the Month Absolutely thrilling! This is the second in the truly wonderful ‘Broken Trilogy’ and is just as captivating and if possible, even more gripping than the first. This world must be entered through Broken Sky, it may be the 1940’s, but it’s nearly two thousand years after The Cataclysm, war and atomic weapons are banned, yet one man is determined to take over the world. We are launched straight back into action, the prologue sees former Peacefighter Amity on trial for murder and sentenced to a prison camp, after President Gunnison’s Harmony regime steamrollered over the Central States. L.A. Weatherly sends you backwards and forwards in time, feeding information, building fear, never allowing you to settle. I felt alert and constantly aware, ready, waiting for the next adrenaline shot. Disbelief settled in an uncomfortable pit in my stomach as Amity battled to survive the Harmony 5 camp. Darkness Follows is full of clever, original, thought provoking writing, this is one addictive trilogy and I will be impatiently stalking the final instalment, Black Moon. ~ Liz Robinson
Welcome to Harmony 5: a secure prison camp where the rebellious and the Discordant are broken. Amity is their newest inmate. The rules are simple here: obedience or death. Anyone caught trying to escape is executed. But former Peacefighter, Ingo, is prepared to risk everything for freedom. And in a world this dark, what has Amity got to lose?
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read the first title in the Broken Trilogy, Broken Sky. You can read their full reviews here.
“Written with Weatherly’s trademark style, suspense, creativity and energy, this is a gripping, fascinating thriller peopled with seductive characters caught up in extraordinary events and perilous times.” Lancashire Evening Post
“Broken Sky has that rarest of qualities - it feels utterly fresh and unique.” The Zoe-Trope
Praise for L. A. Weatherly
“Truly gripping.” Malorie Blackman
“Thrilling and romantic.” Ruth Warburton
“Will have you thrilled, scared and heartbroken.” Teri Terry
“Wonderful, original.” The Sun
“Packed with suspense and drama.” The Daily Mail
|Publication date:||1st October 2016|
|Author:||L. A. Weatherly|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||YA readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
L. A Weatherly was born in Arkansas, and moved to the UK in 1995. Her first book, Child X, was shortlisted for the Sheffield, Leicester and Red House Book Awards and was also chosen by the American Library Association as one of their ‘Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers’. She lives in Hampshire. L.A. Weatherly on writing Angel, the first in the trilogy: I've known Alex for a long time. He first came to me as a character almost twenty years ago, when he was a thief in a fantasy setting – an expert with knives rather than guns. ...More About L. A. Weatherly