The Fearless

The Fearless

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The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother - and when Jory is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 277g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • N/A
  • 0552566152
  • 9780552566155
  • 198,455

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Another absolute corker . . . fun, exciting and compelling. I’ve not read a virus-esque dystopian thriller this good, ever
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Another absolute corker . . . fun, exciting and compelling. I've not read a virus-esque dystopian thriller this good, ever * World of Children's Books * A fun and fast read . . . Action-packed * School Library Journal *
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About Emma Pass

Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. ACID was her first novel, and her second is THE FEARLESS. By day, she works as a library assistant and lives with her husband and dog in the North East Midlands.
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1,166 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 31% (366)
4 35% (409)
3 24% (275)
2 7% (83)
1 3% (33)

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Cass was a little girl when the Fearless appears and took her father away, her mother was pregnant and the world collapse. After seven years, a Fearless come and took her brother, she must risk a lot of thing to get him back. I like Cass, she’s strong, protective with her brother, brave, and Jori is all that matters to her, nothing could possibly get in her way of keep him safe. Sol is her best friend and he is also in love with her but the feelings aren’t share. I can say that Sol is like his own father and it’s hard to imagine how a boy can end like this. Myo is a stranger who was captured in the island and saved by Cass. He help her to follow the Fearless who take her brother. I love Myo, he’s a strong man, intriguing character and like Cass he must find his sister but not for the same reasons. The book is writing in three POV, Cass, Sol and Myo and it’s great to be in their heads. I can’t tell you much more because I don’t want to spoil you but I can say that the story is amazing even if I suspect the secret of the book. The end of the book can disappoint many people because Emma Pass is allowed the choice to write a second book or not. And I hope she will. But for me it’s already a good ending even if it’s not the end, I want the second book because this story could and must continue. Emma Pass is a great author, she has certain talent to make us feel the feelings of her characters and most of all her story is totally original. I don’t know where she gets all those ideas but it’s a good thing. Her heroines are always strong girls that we would like to be whether it’s Cass or Jenna and the romance is always distant. If you don’t know Emma Pass, I recommend you to read Acid and The Fearless, her books contain many actions and as I said it previously her stories are more
by verbeke
So with this one we have another YA dystopian zombie book, well no, that's not strictly true as firstly they aren't exactly zombies and secondly I wouldn't call this 'just another book' as I find the idea used in this book quite refreshing, reminiscent of others but definitely not the same. To start off with we have normal everyday rural England (and it starts in my home county of Hampshire!) and the life of Cass (along with her scientist dad and heavily pregnant mum). Except life isn't as it should be as there is a serum, a drug in the world that was developed to help soldiers deal with PTSD but has been found to cause those injected with it, over time, will lose all fear altogether and strips them of their humanity, turning them into a monster..... and it's now been twisted to be even more potent and works immediately. These affected people are The Fearless and they are spreading.... fast! First overseas and now within England. Cass and the remains of her family flee with neighbours to a man-made island near the Isle of Wight. The community on the island remains isolated for years and has no knowledge of what is happening outside apart from what they hear from traders...... until now! This is actually a clever little book, full of promise and stuffed with potential. Although at the moment I've not been able to find any indication that this IS going to a series this book was closed in a way that simply just cries out for one so fingers and toes crossed that it's successful on release that we may get more, we NEED to have more, we NEED to know what happens next! I had heard of this author before until a friend of mine read another of her books, Acid, and she loved and just raved about it so much that I thought I would give Emma Pass a try myself and she is an extremely competent writer for YA. The book is full of feeling and emotion along with isolation, danger and violence while still staying within the realms of YA and not going too far and becoming extreme, which would be easy with subject matter such as this. She isn't overly verbose and very to the point. As I've said the idea is a good one that it sure to develop if more titles follow this one, she knows what she is trying to portray and I found that I had a really good picture of the world she created and the people having to live in it. The characterisation is very good. Cass is a tough cookie who knows what she wants, and more importantly what she doesn't want. She only has her brother for family so when he is taken from the island community they leave in she throws aside all the rules of the island to venture away from the island to find him with the help of a rather strange lad called Myo and without any thought at all for her own safety. Her only priority is her little brother and she doesn't even give a second thought as to what could happen to her in the process of mounting a rescue, it's all about saving Jori from a fate worse than death. Is Cass just brave or just plain reckless, I'm not sure, all I know is that the girl is very determined! I say Myo is a strange lad as he's very mysterious and is holding more than a few secrets close to his chest that he is determined not to let Cass find out and later in the book you get to find out what he's hiding, and it is VERY significant to the story, along with the why. Together they make a good team but how long can it last with secrets between them alongside the fact they barely know one another. The character of Sol is the one that I didn't really warm to but I don't think you're really supposed to. He's from the island and is one of the neighbours that Cass fled to the island with so he probably knows her better than anyone but he's VERY possessive over her but not enough to go running straight after her which I found a bit odd, especially later on in the book when things have developed further. The Fearless are scary enough without being terrifying, you get the distinct feeling that you wouldn't want to meet one and you definitely wouldn't want to be 'Altered' and become one. They aren't zombies exactly as I said, they have much more control over themselves, they don't bite people (they inject them with serum instead) and they aren't drooling mindless and rotting monsters, well maybe rotting. The serum has been causing strange things to happen to them as people don't alter instantaneously anymore and it takes several doses to get someone to Alter and the serum is starting to cause The Fearless to rot away from the inside out..... yucky! The people of England are banding together and starting to fight back but can they win? Well, that the big question going forward and why we need at least a sequel to this to be written so you should give it a go and give it your support as it's a fascinating book with a good and clear idea behind it. It deserves to be read so what are you waiting for?show more
by Thea Wilson
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