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  • Published: 21 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448157129
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Chasing the Stars




LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE, 2016. SHORTLISTED FOR THE YA BOOK PRIZE, 2017.



Two lives collide. Loss. Lies. Love.

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, in its entirety.

Nathan's ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journey it is attacked. Only a few survive.

Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head over heels.

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

'Full of nail-biting adventure, interstellar conflict and then passion...keeps us guessing to the last'
Sunday Times
'Goes boldly where few YA titles have gone before...a combination of Star Trek, Ten Things I Hate About You and a murder mystery. What's not to like?'
Guardian

  • Pub date: 21 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448157129
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

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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Praise for Chasing the Stars

“[This] gripping story has plenty of strong emotions to play with: love, hate, fear, jealousy and more than a dash of betrayal.”

Telegraph

“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.”

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

“The former Children's Laureate is never afraid to tackle challenging issues . . . a thrilling love story.”

Alex O'Connell, The Times - Children's Book of the Week


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