Friday, 18 December 2015

The #YAtakeover Schedule

8th January 2016

Twitter Chat: Best Reads of 2015
Time: 7.00pm-7.45pm
Readers, bloggers, authors and booksellers chat about their favourite reads of 2015. Looking for book recommendations? This could be just the chat for you!

Prizes in YA
Time: 8.00pm-8.50pm
Interview Panel: Charlotte Eyre, Jake Hope and Katie Webber
Host: @Joyisreading

Join us as some of the book industry's finest talent talk us through YA prizes and why they are so important to the genre.

Libraries and Reading in the Digital Age
Time: 09.00pm-09.40pm
Interview Panel: Alexia Casale and E. R. Murray
Host: @helloiammariam

Alexia and Elizabeth discuss the importance of libraries, reaching readers in the digital age and the future of YA literature.


Art in YA
Time: 9.50pm-10.30pm
Interview Panel: Jenn Bennett and Melissa Keil
Host: @Jenny_books_art

Jenny discusses representations of art in YA literature and more closely in their respective works.

'It's All in Your Head': Suicide and Depression in YA Literature

Time: 10.40pm-11.30pm
Interview Panel: Jasmine Warga and Jennifer Niven
Host: @ChelleToy

Michelle is joined by Jennifer and Jasmine who will chat about the stigmas of depression and the consequences of suicide in their work.
9th January 2016
The Bizarre and the Brilliant
Time: 12.00am-12.45am
Interview Panel: Andrew Smith
Host: @Lottie_LovesB

Andrew Smith discusses his unique writing style, what inspires him and teenage literacy.

'LGBT: You Be Who You Want To Be'

Time: 02.00am-02.50am
Interview Panel: Becky Albertalli & I. W. Gregorio
Host: @YAblooker

Becky and Ilene discuss sexual identity and being true to yourself.

Angels and Demons

Time: 03.15am-04.00am
Interview Panel: Jana Oliver and Lauren Kate
Host: @City_Of_YA

Jana and Lauren chat about representations of angels and demons in YA literature and more closely in their own stories.

No Frills Fiction

Time: 04.15am-5.00am
Interview Panel: Lynn Weingarten and Ryan Graudin
Host: @YAblooker
Lynn and Ryan discuss the grittier side to fiction.

Gothic Fiction:
Time: 05.10am-05.50am
Interview Panel: Kendare Blake
Host: @YAblooker 

Kendare chats to us about everything from ghosts to gods. Not to be missed!

Crossover Fiction
Time: 06.00am-06.40am
Interview Panel: Christi J. Whitney
Host: @YAblooker

Christopher questions Christi on YA literature's increasing popularity and it's crossover appeal to both adults and teens. 

Supernatural Seduction

Time: 09.00am-09.45am
Interview Panel: Anna McKerrow, C. J. Daugherty and Lu Hersey
Host: @maximumpopbooks

The supernatural has always been a strong trope in YA literature. Anna, C. J. and Lu discuss the supernatural in their work.


 Mental Health is Not a Spectator Sport

Time: 09.55am-10.40am
Interview Panel: Brian Conaghan, Eve Ainsworth, Siobhan Curham and Tabitha Suzuma
Host: @helloiammariam

Four of YA's most talented authors come together to chat to Mariam about the representation of mental health in YA literature and the portrayals in their respective books.

 Keep Your Friends Close

Time: 10.50am-11.30ampm
Interview Panel: Jess Vallance and Marcus Sedgwick
Host: @ChelleToy
Our panel discuss the representation of friendship in YA literature.

Fantastic Fantasy

Time: 11.40am-12.25pm
Interview Panel: Melinda Salisbury and Samantha Shannon
Host: @AssassinGrisha

Our panel consists of two of 2015's most successful Fantasy writers.

If You Can't Love Yourself, How in the Hell Are You Going to Love Someone Else?
Time: 12.35pm-1.15pm
Interview Panel: Abbie Rushton, Lisa Williamson and Liz Kessler,

Joshua looks at love and sexual identity in YA literature.

The End of the World
Time: 1.25pm-2.05pm
Interview Panel: Teri Terry and Virginia Bergin
Host: @ChelleToy

Teri And Virginia discuss their latest books and dystopia in their work.

Everybody Say Love!

Time: 2.10pm-2.55pm
Interview Panel: C. J. Skuse, Cat Clark, Keren David, L. A. Weatherly and Laura Jarratt

Our panel discusses love in all its forms.

 It's Behind You!

Time: 3.00pm-3.45pm
Interview Panel: Darren Shan and Matt Whyman
Host: @MyBookishLife

Our panel discuss horror in their writing.

Crime and Mystery

Time: 4.00pm-4.40pm
Interview Panel: Lauren Oliver and Robin Stevens
Host: @ChelleToy

Lauren and Robin discuss two very diverse representations of crime and mystery.

Rude, Crude and Uncouth: The Shouldn'ts, Couldn'ts and Wouldn'ts of YA Lit

Time: 4.55pm-5.40pm
Interview Panel: Louise O'Neill, Non Pratt and Sally Green
Host: @EmilyDrabs

Our panel discuss taboo in their work and the need to represent taboo in YA lit.

Playing the Victim

Time: 5.50pm-6.30pm
Interview Panel: Holly Smale and Sarah Mussi
Host: @YAblooker

Our panel discuss representations of female characters that refuse to be victims of circumstance.

Blood is Thicker Than Water

Time: 6.45pm-7.30pm
Interview Panel: Clare Furniss, Lisa Heathfield and Sarah Crossan
Host: @ChelleToy 

Our panel discuss three very different portraits of familial relations. 

Alternate Reader Channels

Time: 7.40pm-8.20pm
Interview Panel: Alice Oseman and Taran Matharu

Our panel discuss different ways of reaching readers and why this is so important in a digital age.

Fact or Fiction

Time: 8.30pm-9.10pm
Interview Panel: Frances Hardinge and M. G. Harris
Host: @YAblooker

Our panel talk about deception and secrets as they discuss the multi-faceted characters and intricate plots they have created.

Twitter Chat: Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

Time: 9.30pm-10.00pm

We take a look at some of the most hyped and sought-after books in 2016. Have a pen ready because your TBR pile is about to get a whole lot bigger!
There will be tons of giveaways throughout the event across Twitter and Instagram. To be in with a chance of winning, follow us on Twitter @YAfictionados and on Instagram yafictionados. We will feature blog posts, giveaways, Twitter chats and interviews so be sure to mark this event in your calenders!
Please note that all times are GMT. The schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

#YAtakeover Literary Classics and YA Lit Chat

Join us this Friday the 18th December 2015 when we will be discussing literary classics and Young Adult literature using the #YAtakeover hashtag. From 7.30-9.00pm GMT, we will be hosting a discussion on the importance of literary classics and their impact and influence on YA lit. Whether it’s Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley or Sylvia Plath, tweet us your thoughts and network with bloggers, authors, readers and more!

Please note: The day has been amended from Thursday to Friday due to unforeseen circumstances.


Friday, 11 December 2015



To spread some festive, book-ish cheer in the run-up to Christmas (and the #YAtakeover), we are launching a book-tubing venture in the form of a game.
#PassTheParcel will see a package delivered to three book-tubers. They will film themselves opening the package (which will contain a book - one that is personal to me) and a set of twenty flash cards plus instructions. Each card will have a clue to a particular book (a recreation of a well-known, YA cover, for example) or something more subjective (such as your favourite YA villain). The answering of these clues will be filmed, timed and posted on Youtube. The package is then re-sealed and the process repeated (it includes everything plus a book that is personal to you).

Everyone that takes part between now and the #YAtakeover on the 9th January 2016 will be in with a chance to win a copy of Tess Sharpe's Far From You and Robyn Schneider's Extraordinary Means. This is not just for book-tubers and book bloggers. Absolutely anyone can take part. You don't have to have a fancy, state-of-the-art camera to take part. A smart phone or tablet does the job just as well!

If you're interested in taking part, e-mail us at with #PassTheParcel in the subject line or tweet us at @YAfictionados.
Help us spread the book-ish cheer!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Leigh Bardugo Interview

Interview with Leigh Bardugo on her Magic and Mayhem Tour
About Leigh:
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows (awarded starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, SLJ, and the BCCB) and the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.


How has the response to Six of Crows been?
It’s been great! It’s been amazing, we debuted at number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and we’re still in the top five which is really exciting. I guess more importantly its been really exciting to see people discover Six of Crows who hadn’t even heard of the (Grisha) trilogy, and to see people who really like the trilogy take the leap into the new story.

Whenever you put something new out there’s sort of a fear because it’s a little different, or maybe a lot different, are people going to come along with me? Its meant a lot to me to see people pushing it and promoting it, especially on Tumblr and book-tubing about it.

How do you think your love of Slytherin affects how you write your characters?
I, for one, feel Slytherins are misunderstood and often portrayed in not the most flattering light and that is because history is often written by the Gryffindors. Or the Ravenclaws. I think that the goal is not to make a character likeable. It’s to make the character real. I think Slytherins have an appreciation for all the shades of grey in a given character. Ask Regulus Black, he understands.

Do you identify with any of the crows more than the others? I feel as if you’re like Nina on the outside with some Kaz on the inside.

Kaz is much smarter than I am. There’s a saying that no character can be smarter than the author and that’s really not true. Authors have a lot of time to think and plan and it looks as if Kaz is thinking of these things on the fly when really I’ve been sitting there banging my head against the wall for a couple of weeks.

I wish I had more of Nina’s confidence. But I think she’s the most like me in that I’ve spent my life being told I was too big, too loud, too much of one thing or the other. So I wanted to create a character who was all of those things and really didn’t care. 

When did the idea for Six of Crows come about? Was is during the Grisha trilogy, or after?
Well, I always wanted to write a story in Kerch. And I had this idea for Ketterdam where Nikolai went to university or pretended to go to university. I always wanted to set something there because its almost like the anti-Ravka. Ravka is isolated and old-world, really struggling economically and hasn’t industrialised at all whereas Kerch is prosperous, modern and cosmopolitan. It's on the cutting edge of everything, so I always wanted to set a story there but I didn’t know what story it was going to be. Then I was driving down the street and I saw a billboard for Monuments Men (film -2014) and I was like, I don’t want to see that, but I do want to re-watch Oceans Eleven! And all of a sudden I realised oh my gosh, I want to write a heist story! That’s what I’m going to do! All of these characters that I’d had steeping in the back of my head came to mind and I knew I was going to bring them together and put them on this team, this is exactly the right story for this city. That was the evolution of it.

Did you do a lot of research to build Kerch, like you did in researching Russia to build Ravka?

Research is one of my favourite things because we’re all readers, and research is basically ‘oh, now I have to read for a while. What a chore.’ So I did a lot of research on the Dutch Republic of the 1700’s and Amsterdam and the way that it developed. But also New York, old New York/ New Amsterdam. Also, Victorian London and Las Vegas. There’s all a little bit of them in Ketterdam. I think I was little bit more adventurous in my world-building this time, which was kinda fun.

Was it hard writing from so many points of view, after just writing from Alina’s in the Grisha trilogy?

You know, that wasn’t the hard part. I really enjoyed writing multiple character points of view, because if you got tired of a character or if their story got too dark or too sad, you could switch gears.

I found the heist to be the hardest part to write. That was the thing that took the most work and was most challenging. The release of information and the flashbacks was difficult, it’s a much more complex book than the Grisha trilogy. It’s not linear in the same way.

Do you miss writing the characters from the Grisha trilogy?
I missed them early on in Six of Crows because I hadn’t gotten to know the Crows as much as I knew the characters from the Grisha trilogy. And I find I don’t get to know characters, well, apart from Matthias. I knew him from moment one. He’s very easy to write. He’s a big blonde drama queen -
 we understand each other. But the other characters took me a while longer. I really got to know them through the process of writing them and getting to know their voices. I think any time you try something new there’s that getting-to-know-you stage, which isn’t always comfortable. It’s a process, sometimes you can ask, ‘why can’t I hear him/her?’ It takes a while to get to know them.

Can we expect to see any of the old characters from the Grisha trilogy in the second novel?

I just turned in the first draft of the sequel to my editor and right now, yes there are some cameos, but I don’t know if they’ll stay so I’m not promising anything, she could just draw a big red X over all of those pages.

I adore Winter Prayer, your song written about the Grisha trilogy. You stated you’d written a song for Six of Crows, what is it about? Can we expect to hear it?
The thing is recording a song takes a lot of time and means calling in a lot of favours from friends, and particularly because I’m not a particularly good musician. I did write the beginning of a song but I don’t know if I'll ever record it. My life, at the minute, is basically tours and deadlines. Someday I wouldn’t mind recording it. It’s a lot simpler than Winter Prayer, which was a big orchestral, sweeping thing. This is more of a folk melody.

I did put lyrics in Six of Crows, there’s a scene with Nina and Inej with a song so I tweaked a few lyrics from a song from my band and put them in.
What can we expect from the sequel to Six of Crows? (Now named Crooked Kingdom!) 
You will get Wylan's point of view.
Some ships will sail…and some will be wrecked upon the rocks.
Basically, all of the powers of the world are descending on Ketterdam, trying to discover the secrets to this drug. Essentially, the future of the world is going to be decided on the streets. There are some old rivalries that will re-surface, some new enemies and some new allies. For now, its all mostly contained within the world of Ketterdam, particularly the Barrel.
Can we expect any more folk tales?
Maybe. At some points. What I would really like to do is a collection of stories from each of the countries. From the Wandering Isle, Noyvi Zem, Ravka and Fjerda. I would love to write some Fjerdan folk tales - they’d be so dark!
If you had to get a tattoo to commemorate your books, what would it be?
I always feel like its tempting fate to get a tattoo of something from the books. What if the book didn’t do well, and then you had to look at it foreverrrr! We did design a tattoo; it’s the Crow and Cup that the Dregs wear. I honestly don’t know, but there’s a saying that Tolya and Tamar use in the Grisha trilogy which I really love. Its yuyeh sesh (despise your heart), ni weh sesh (I have no heart), the first part of the phrase has been with me since college. It was in a survey of African cultures and there was a phrase in Kikongo which means despise your heart and you would say it before you went to battle. I loved it so much and it stayed with me since I was twenty. I think that is the thing that would be most likely to end up tattooed on me. Despise your heart, which tells you all you need to know about me!
Is there a character from another book that you’d want to pick up and put into your world or a character from your book that you’d want to pick up and put into another world? 
Hmm, sometimes I want to put all my characters in a cute contemporary, so nothing bad will happen to them. But then I think about putting Kaz into a Stephanie Perkins novel and I’m like oh my god, he would steal all their money and break into all their houses. 
Actually someone on Tumblr has been putting all the characters into the Hogwarts houses and she put Inej in Gryffindor and I was thinking about how much that made me a little bit sad because that’s the childhood she should’ve had. She should’ve grown up and been safe somewhere. I would put Inej somewhere safe, post (Harry Potter) books, when its peaceful. 
Any book recommendations?
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff;

  • The Young Elites and The Rose Society by Marie Lu (it just keeps getting better and better!);

  • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury;

  • Anything by Victoria Schwab (I think that all of her books are fantastic);

  • Gene Yang - he wrote American Born Chinese and Boxers and Saint (they won a ton of awards. Start with Boxers and Saints, its so good, it’ll destroy you! Then read The Shadow Hero because its charming and fun and happy and it’ll cheer you up);

  • Oh! And Rainbow Rowell. I love everything she’s written. Eleanor and Park is still my favourite but I really loved Carry On, which has recently come out.
Thank you very much for allowing me to interview you Leigh!
Six of Crows is available now from all good bookstores. Grab your copy now!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The #YAtakeover Author Line-Up

The author line-up for the #YAtakeover:

1.   C. J. Skuse (Monster)
2.   Frances Hardinge (The Lie Tree)
3.   Siobhan Curham (True Face)
4.   E. R. Murray (The Book of Learning)
5.   Matt Whyman (The Savages)
6.   Melinda Salisbury (The Sin Eater's Daughter)
7.   Becky Albertalli (Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda)
8.   Virginia Bergin (The Rain)
9.   MG Harris (Gemini Force One)
10. Cat Clarke (The Lost and the Found)
11. Non Pratt (Remix)
12. Lisa Heathfield (Seed)
13. Sarah Mussi (Siege)
14. Alexia Casale (The Bone Dragon)
15. Holly Smale (Geek Girl)
16. Rachel McIntyre (Me and Mr J)
17. Clare Furniss (How Not to Disappear)
18. Jana Oliver (The Demon Trappers)
19. Andrew Smith (Grasshopper Jungle)
20. Jess Vallance (Birdy)
21. Anna McKerrow (Crow Moon)
22. Jess Vallance (Birdy)
23. Louise O'Neill (Asking For It)
24. Marcus Sedgwick (The Ghosts of Heaven)
25. Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places)
26. Ryan Graudin (Wolf by Wolf)
27. Kendare Blake (Mortal Gods)
28. Sally Green (Half Wild)
29. Samantha Shannon (The Mime Order)
30. Keren David (This is Not a Love Story)
31. Liz Kessler (Read Me Like A Book)
32. Alice Oseman (Solitaire)
33. Lu Hersey (Deep Water)
34. Lynn Weingarten (Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls)
35. Taran Matharu (The Novice)
36. C. J. Daugherty (Night School)
37. Robin Stevens (Murder Most Unladylike)
38. L. A. Weatherly (Angel)
39. Christi J. Whitney (Grey)
40. Eve Ainsworth (7 Days)
41. Jenn Bennett (Night Owls)
42. Jasmine Warga (My Heart and Other Black Holes)
43. Tabitha Suzuma (Forbidden)
44. Teri Terry (Mind Games)
45. Lauren Kate (Fallen)
46. I. W. Gregorio (None of the Above)
47. Darren Shan (The Vampire's Assistant)
48. Lisa Williamson (The Art of Being Normal)
49. Laura Jarratt (Louder Than Words)
50. Brian Conaghan (When Mr. Dog Bites)
51. Charlotte Eyre
52. Jake Hope
53. Katie Webber
54. Joy Court

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The #YAtakeover


The #YAtakeover is an event unlike any other. For 24 hours, we're taking Twitter by storm. Authors from around the word will be interviewed live on Twitter where you, yes YOU, will get a chance to ask your burning questions. Join us on the 8th January 2016 at 9pm right through until 9pm on the 9th January  for the first ever, 24-hour, global YA event. Authors, bloggers, readers, booksellers, librarians, YA readers: mark this date in your calendar but I guarantee you, this is something you will NOT want to miss.

Twitter interviews will be themed and include anywhere between one and three authors. This will be hosted by a blogger on the day so share your thoughts with the authors involved by tweeting them (don't forget the #YAtakeover hashtag though!). They will take questions for the last ten minutes of their interview.

Follow our blog for the latest. Check us out on Twitter and Instagram where we'll announce news and updates. We have tons of giveaways and games planned, a book-tubing event with a twist, Twitter interviews and chats, a literary YA week and a whole lot more. Watch the skies for our YAF signal or, you know, you can always just check Twitter if it's a cloudy night.

Our giveaways will be done on Twitter AND Instagram so make sure you follow us on both to double your chances.

A list of the authors involved will be posted on the 12th November and updated as the month goes on. Follow us on Twitter to hear the daily author reveals first. The #YAtakeover schedule goes live from the 17th December 2015. I've already got that Friday feeling!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

'Messenger of Fear' Review

'Messenger of Fear' by Michael Grant
Review by Megan


“I could call him Messenger, but his full title was Messenger of Fear...”
A girl wakes covered in mist.  She doesn't remember anything about herself: just her name.  Mara. She walks into a church and finds a beautiful boy.  He is the Messenger.  And she is under his control. At first, Mara hopes this strange land and boy are all figments of her imagination, a dream, but soon it becomes all too apparent that this is real.  He is real.
The Messenger has a job: he must keep the balance.  Those who have darkness in their hearts – those who have done wrong – are his jurisdiction.  He gives them a choice: Play... Or Pay… If they play his game and win, they go free.  If they fail, they must face their greatest fear... And Mara must help him – she must help the Messenger of Fear... But why?  And how can she escape?  What is this place the Messenger and the other beings inhabit? And how did Mara come to be here too...?


“Who are you?”
That was the first question I asked the boy in front of me.  The pale, solemn young man in the black coat with small silver skulls for buttons.
But he didn’t answer it.  Instead he answered the question I never asked, but which was nevertheless what I really wanted to know.
Am I dead?
No.  Not dead, he told me.
But surely not quite alive, either.  How could I be?  I remembered my name – Mara.  But, standing in that ghostly place, still shuddering at the memory of the creeping yellow mist that had awoken me in that strange, silent land, I could recall nothing else about myself.
And then the games began.


I have adored every single one of Michael Grant's books that I've read. But in about five pages, Messenger Of Fear instantly became one of my favourites.  I love the fast-paced, non-stop action of the Fayz and BZRK series, but this... it was freaking terrifying! Grant is king of creepy, but in Messenger of Fear he takes it to a whole new level. The amount of psychological suspense, fear, thrills and tangled webs in this book... whoa. He also takes some serious issues and manages to brilliantly incorporate them into this fantastical and creepy story. Plus, Messenger of Fear was just the star - I cannot wait to delve deeper into this world with the sequel!

I think it's kind of hard to judge Mara as a character: for the majority of the book, she herself didn't even know who she was, so how were we really meant to? I think she did have an impressive character arc though, and I look forward to seeing more of her.  And then there’s the Messenger, who was absolutely fascinating to me. I do love the mysterious, dark types (though not quite as much as my snarky, borderline-bad-boys) and Messenger was just... so interesting

There was a whole host of other mysterious characters – from Oriax to the Game Master. I'm very excited to learn more about them – about the whole world, actually! I'm not going to say anything else about the other characters – can't give out too many spoilers, can I – but I really did admire the way Grant made them all; different shades of grey, all of them. Because, yes, I hated some of the characters and liked others, but I really understood them all, and could appreciate their characterisation and purpose.

Oh, and guys! GUYS. There was no romance in the book!  Seriously!  I mean, Messenger is a guy and Mara is a girl and both were the lead characters, but no romance - amazing, right?! Sure, she didn't really trust him. Sure, if you touched him, something pretty bad happened (not telling: no spoilers).  But still, I’m really excited by this romance-less plot. Hopefully it will invite more focus on the story rather than a relationship - don't ruin it now, Michael Grant!

On to the writing, which was really different from Grant's usual style: more elegant, more lyrical and more descriptive. Less bang-bang-bang, with everything being thrown at you; more refined and slow, like a mist that creeps into your mind and captures you. I liked it very much. On another note - and I’m not going to lie - fans who are used to Grant's signature bloody action might be a little disappointed with the plot of Messenger of Fear.  But if you love exciting and intense psychological suspense, lots of mysteries to be solved, justice to be dealt and webs to be unraveled, you will lap this plot up, just like I did. I really did like the story. It wasn't the fastest, but it was brilliantly suspenseful – we were constantly given little clues, new mysteries and bundles of foreshadowing. As a gal who dotes on mysteries, I really did enjoy the slow build and the endless secrets to unravel. And that last reveal... maybe I should've seen it coming. But I really didn't. It shocked me. And left me desperate for more!

But don't get me wrong; as much as I enjoyed Messenger Of Fear, lots of it was really hard to read. There was this one bit... around eighty pages in... I found it so, so hard to carry on with that chapter – I was literally yelling (in my head) at the characters involved, begging.  It was... rough, to say the least. And then towards the end... the violence... the blood of this one scene...  That was hard too. But as well as these tough (and brilliantly written) scenes, lots of other difficult issues were tackled: bullying, secrecy, being a victim, injustice, pain... 

Messenger Of Fear was a truly gripping and original book – one that completely surprised me and one that I really enjoyed.  It might not be for all of Michael Grant's BZRK-er fans, but for those of you who love supernatural mystery books, with lots of creepiness and secrets to unwind, Messenger Of Fear is not to be missed!

So, what are you waiting for?  Read or pay, people!

Rating: 4/5 Stars  ★ ★ ★ 
Read this book if you liked:
The Fayz series by Michael Grant
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Happy Reading

* This book was received from Egmont in exchange for an honest review