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Sky on Fire

Emmy Laybourne

10 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

Fourteen kids with everything to fight for. How many will survive? This is the edge-of-your seat follow-up to Monument 14.

Trapped inside a superstore, fourteen kids have worked together to create a refuge while a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and a terrifying chemical weapons spill, mean they cannot leave. Then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, but also bringing a glimmer of hope.

Knowing that the polluted air outside will turn them into bloodthirsty rage monsters, some of the kids decide to stay in the safety of the store. But their sanctuary has already been disturbed once ...

The others, determined to find their parents, head out into the darkness and devastation in their recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety.

But the outside world is even worse than they expected . . .

'Riveting' New York Times

'A post-apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post

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Praise for Sky on Fire

  • Laybourne excels at combining specific details of a world gone horribly wrong with intriguing characters, adding a few new ones along the way as she sets up the next series entry. - Horn Book Magazine

  • PRAISE FOR MONUMENT 14:

  • 'Laybourne's strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the series of catastrophes frighteningly real.' - New York Times

  • The fast-paced novel, contains fascinating characters, each one has their own way of trying to make sure their own world, inside the superstore, doesn't self-destruct. - Huffington Post

  • a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller. - Publishers Weekly

  • A thoroughly satisfying dystopian thriller and all fans of the genre will enjoy it. - Bookbag

  • Laybourne excels at combining specific details of a world gone horribly wrong with intriguing characters, adding a few new ones along the way as she sets up the next series entry. - Horn Book Magazine

  • PRAISE FOR MONUMENT 14:

  • 'Laybourne's strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the series of catastrophes frighteningly real.' - New York Times

  • The fast-paced novel, contains fascinating characters, each one has their own way of trying to make sure their own world, inside the superstore, doesn't self-destruct. - Huffington Post

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Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is an American novelist and a former character actress. She appeared as an actress in the movies Superstar and The In-Laws, the NBC series DAG and Comedy Central's Premium Blend among others. Her debut novel Monument 14 was a NY Times Editor's Choice and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Emmy lives in upstate NY, with her husband, their two children and a feisty, slightly judgmental bearded dragon named Goldie. Visit her online at www.emmylaybourne.com.

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