In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous... show more
In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what's left of humanity in Satellite City. Or so they think. The Supernaturalist soon find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, when they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in. Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens-replete with non-stop action
Publish date: April 20th 2005
Pages no: 267
Edition language: English
3,5 stars.My first thought when I finished this book was "This needs a sequel!". This book has a closed end, but it is mentioned that there are more things going on than what most of the characters can see. I even thought that this was the first volume in a series until I checked Goodreads and saw t...
The Supernaturalist is intriguing dystopian science fiction that would appeal to a younger reader or even older readers who aren't looking for a story that's highly sophisticated. Overall, I liked it, although I was dissatisfied with some elements.British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (one of my actor crus...
I haven't read any of his work before and I didn't really enjoy it very much; not my thing. I wanted to care more about the characters than I actually did but it was well put together in terms of structure.
Fantastic, but perhaps not as fantastic as his other work - yet still awesome. I don't think the names of the characters quite fit as well as they could have.
I love Colfer's stand alones... Can't wait for his new series!