Malorie Blackman – the multi-million-copy-selling author of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES – entwines mystery thriller, heart-rending love story and space adventure, in her new breath-taking novel, inspired by one of the world’s greatest stories.
Two lives collide. Loss. Lies. Love.
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
“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”
“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
“A gripping two-hander”
Alex O'Connell, The Times - Children's Book of the Week