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Saturday 6 July 2013

Nowhere by Jon Robinson [Review]

Written by: Jon Robinson.
Published by: Puffin.
Format: Paperback.
Released: 4th July 2013.
Rating: 5/5.

Official synopsis: "'No one's coming for us. Not our families, not the police. No one.' Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free . . . ?"

Nowhere is the first book in a new trilogy being published by Puffin books here in the UK. Britain is falling. Government is ailing. And the Prime Minister is desperate to cling on to his position. But riots are near, revolution, the public are unhappy. So when he meets a man, Felix, who says that he and a few of his wealthy friends known as the Pledge can help, he'll do anything it takes. But little does the Prime Minister actually know what he's getting himself in for. 

Enter a world of conspiracy where you cannot really trust anyone. 

Enter Nowhere itself, a prison for teenagers that could be anywhere in the world. For Alyn, Jes, Ryan, Harlan and Elsa there is only one thing in their mind. Escape. They don't know how. They don't know where they even are, but they do low tht they have to escape, they have to let people know what's going on here. But the guards are violent and suspicious, weilding ibises, weapons that let out a blast of sound knocking you unconscious without living a mark and they're quick to use them, even when they don't have to.

I have to say, I was very excited to read this book. As soon as I saw the cover and read the synopsis I knew it'd be right up my street and I was so right. It's fast paced, full of intrigue and despair and it also has this underlying sense of hope, that no matter how bad the situation looks there is always and will always be a way.  It's wonderfully written, the prose really taking a hold of you and making you want to know what's going to happen next. M only dislike is the ending. But it's in a good way. It's so tense...

What. No... That did not just happen. Tell me that did not just happen... Turn the page... No! This cannot be the end.  I need more. Lots of tears. I cannot wait for book 2! Please, 2014, hurry up?

1 comment:

  1. I had a chance to read a preview copy of this book and I have to say, I absolutely loved it! It is fast paced, gripping and brilliantly written. Robinson creates a real sense of mystery around why the teenagers are being kept in the prison, and gives the reader hints without revealing the full answer.. I'm assuming there is going to be a sequel as the book ends on a shocking cliffhanger, and I can't wait to find out what happens next! Would definitely recommend!

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