“This is a truly exceptional novel, exciting, gripping and intense.”

 

NO MAJOR SPOILERS

At the end of The Territory we saw Noa sit the exams that would decide if she would live in the wetlands, or stay safe on higher land. You see the sea levels have risen, the population is too high and only the brightest get to live on dry land with everyone else consigned to Malaria and disease in the Wetlands.

If you haven’t read book one, you should stop reading this right now!

Book one ends with Noa passing her exams enabling her to stay in the Territory, but she forgoes her place, sneaking into the wetlands to save a friend, and maybe even the world.

It’s really hard to tell you about Noa’s bleak life in the Wetlands without completely ruining the story, but in a cross between The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, this thrilling read will keep you turning pages to the end.

I cannot wait until book three is released to see where Noa’s story ends. As a fan of speculative fiction, this tale of global warming and rising sea levels is eerily realistic and one of the best young adult novels I’ve read this year.

 

Reviewed by:

Kath Cross

Added 15th October 2017

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