A hugely pacy and exciting thriller from the immensely talented Costa-shortlisted author Saci Lloyd
London, the near future. Energy wars are flaring across the globe - oil prices have gone crazy, regular power cuts are a daily occurrence. The cruel Kossak soldiers prowl the streets, keeping the Outsiders - the poor, the disenfranchised - in check. Hunter is a Citizen: one of the privileged of society, but with his passion for free running and his rebel friend Leo he cannot help but be fascinated by the Outsiders. So when he meets Outsider Uma, he is quickly drawn into their world - and into an electrifying and dangerous race to protect everything they hold dear.
Praise for The Carbon Diaries 2015:
'Much more than a clanging gong signalling the end of days, this is a charming tale full of laughs and angst, with a message both accessible and relevant to today's teenagers.' - Bookseller's Choice, Publishing News
It's edgy, it's appealing and it's contemporary and it makes for utterly compelling and frightening reading. - Lovereadingforkids.co.uk
an uproarious, scathing and pathos-filled romp - Adrian Mole does the apocalypse. - Financial Times
A daunting vision of global chaos. - Books for Keeps
Praise for Momentum:
'A brilliantly imagined future London, a brutal race against time and a tender love story make this an unmissable novel ... Highly recommended.' - The Bookseller
Will appeal to a huge range of teenagers. - Bookbag
Haven't picked up a book with this much energy in a long time... an original read, with dizzying pace and a storyline that will leave you thinking. - SugarScape
From its breathtaking opening ... an action-packed thriller with a warm heart - Guardian
Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author and activist, Saci has held down a bewildering variety of non-jobs, including being a storyboard artist, a cartoonist, a singer in a band, an animator and a script editor for Camouflage Films. She recently stepped down as Head of Media at NewVIc, but continues her association with the East London college. Saci's first novel, The Carbon Diaries 2015, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and her third book, Momentum, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Momentum is currently in development with Revelation Pictures. Visit her website at www.sacilloyd.com.