"Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down."--The New York Times Book ReviewMika lives in future London, behind The Wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the... show more
"Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down."--The New York Times Book ReviewMika lives in future London, behind The Wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague.Or so Mika's been told.But ever since Ellie vanished a year ago, Mika's suspected his world may be built on secrets--and lies. When a mysterious organization starts recruiting mutant kids to compete in violent virtual reality games, Mika takes the chance to search for his twin sister--and the truth."A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi..."--Eoin Colfer*Includes a bonus chapter previewing the breathtaking sequel THE WHISPER!
Publish date: January 1st 2012
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: The Roar (#1)
The Roar Emma Clayton When I heard my brother talking about this book it sounded like just another dystopian, 'world in catastrophe' book. But the more I got into it I found out, that despite it being a world in disaster book (which I usually don't care for) it was unlike the hunger games, or m...
I read this two years ago, and I remember I was hugely impressed by it. The sheer scope of the novel was amazing, and I loved the twist at the ending because oh boy you knew shit was gonna go down in the second book after that. If I ever wanna read the sequel I'll have to re-read this, but all in...
2 12 stars. Interesting idea. I got bored pretty frequently though. I wanted more than what I got about the characters. Some of the events were a little too unbelieveable. Also, why haven't we, as a race in these futuristic books, realized that virtual games are always dangerous in some way and that...
Audiobook comments at the endI want to preface this by saying that the book is aimed for kids in grades 5-8 and it definitely felt more juvenile than young adult. There are explanations that are repeated throughout the book to facilitate the young reader and the prose definitely has a juvenile feel ...
It’s been forty-three years since the Animal Plague forced everyone to move behind the safety of The Wall. Every animal on the planet was effected by the plague, causing them to turn viscious and kill anyone that got in their path. People still have nightmares and are afraid to even look at pictur...