Chasing the Stars

by Malorie Blackman

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LoveReading View on Chasing the Stars

May 2016 NewGen Book of the Month.

An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set epic that tingles with romance, danger, distrust and jealousy.

Olivia (Vee) and her brother Aidan are alone in space and heading home to earth, the only survivors of a virus that annihilated the rest of the crew, including their family. Then brave, headstrong Vee risks her life to rescue the survivors of a Mazon attack, among them Nathan, with whom she falls in love, deeply, madly and with tempestuous consequences.

This energetic riff on one of the bard's best works will also be relished by readers who don’t think they’re into Shakespeare, and Blackman also has a gift for making science fiction appeal to those who “don’t do” the genre. It takes an exceptional writer to pull off these kinds of feats, and Blackman has done so with wit, style and a slick sense of drama. ~ Joanne Owen

Joanne Owen

Chasing the Stars Synopsis

Something happened to Mel when she was just a little girl; something that ripped her family apart, that she's never been able to forget, that haunts her every waking moment. When she discovers she's pregnant at seventeen, she's terrified that the events in her past could take place all over again. And she'd rather give up her baby girl than let that happen...

Chasing the Stars Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Chloe Shortall, age 19 - 'Chasing The Stars is full of rumours, secrecy and plot twists, and is an enjoyable read for fans of Sci Fi novels.'
  • Juliana Christianson, age 16 - 'I would definitely recommend this to older readers who have read her books before and new readers who have yet to experience her amazing stories.'
  • Humaira - 'Witty and sarcastic. Funny and heartfelt moments. You do not want to miss out on this book.'
  • Edel Waugh - If you enjoy books about space then I think you will really enjoy this book.'

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ISBN: 9780857531414
Publication date: 21/04/2016
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857531414
Publication date: 21st April 2016
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.  After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991.  She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television. Her dystopian novel series Noughts ...

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