Chasing the Stars

Chasing the Stars

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What happens when love brings loss? When love brings lies? When love brings hate?


Olivia and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earth
following the virus that wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.

Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction.
But on their journey, Nathan's ship is attacked and most of the community killed.
Only a few survive.

Their lives unexpectedly collided, Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head-over-heels - like nothing they have ever experienced.

But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy ever after . . . ?

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE, 2016
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 42mm | 773g
  • Doubleday Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0857531417
  • 9780857531414
  • 333,568

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Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family.

Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction. But on their journey Nathan's ship is attacked and most of the community killed. Only a few survive.

Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and Vee are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head over heels - like nothing they have ever experienced.

But not everyone is pleased. And surrounded by rumours, deception - even murder - is it possible to live out a happy ever after . . . ?
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"Full of nail-biting adventure, interstellar conflict and then passion . . . keeps us guessing to the last.This is confident sci-fi saturated with emotional intensity"
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"Malorie Blackman has a nature affinity for space tales and this shines through in her bold new novel . . . The ensuing gripping story has plenty of strong emotions to play with: love, hate, fear, jealousy and more than a dash of betrayal. It's a stylish tale and one ripe for a sequel" * Telegraph * "It all builds up to a terrific climax, the plotted emotions and action coming together in scenes of great tension . . . Chasing the Stars goes boldly where few YA titles have gone before: never before have I come across a book that's a combination of Star Trek, Ten Things I Hate About You and a murder mystery. What's not to like?" -- Tony Bradman * Guardian * "Full of nail-biting adventure, interstellar conflict and then passion . . . keeps us guessing to the last.This is confident sci-fi saturated with emotional intensity" -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times - Children's Book of the Week * "The former Children's Laureate is never afraid to tackle challenging issues . . . a thrilling love story" * Mail on Sunday - Children's Book of the Month * "This is storytelling on a grand scale, with love, danger, treachery, jealousy and tragedy . . . I read it in two breathless sittings and I absolutely loved it" -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
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About Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children's Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.
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Rating details

934 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 23% (214)
4 28% (263)
3 27% (251)
2 15% (142)
1 7% (64)
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