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The Fearless

A post-apocalyptic thriller for young adults, out now from Corgi Children's/Random House Children's Publishers (UK) and  Delacorte/Random House (US).

WINNER –  Concorde Book Award 2016.

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015.

The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect – anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother – and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

What people are saying about The Fearless…

"A fast and fun read… Action packed." School Library Journal

"I could read it over and over again." Guardian Children's Books

"Another absolute corker… fun, exciting and compelling. I've not read a virus-esque dystopian thriller this good, ever."  World of Children's Books

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Out now from Corgi Children's/Random House Children's Publishers (UK), Montena/Random House Mondadori (Spain, titled LA HUIDA) and Delacorte/Random House (US).

WINNER - North East Teenage Book Award 2014.

Audiobook named as a YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) Top Ten Amazing Audiobook for 2015.

Shortlisted for the 2013 Coventry Inspiration Simply the Book! (14+ category) Award and the Doncaster Book Award.

Shortlisted for a Silver Inky Award 2014.

Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2014.

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2014.

ACID - the most brutal police force in history.
They rule with an iron fist.

They see everything. They know everything.

They locked me away for life.

My crime?

They say I murdered my parents.

I was fifteen years old.

My name is Jenna Strong. 

What people are saying about ACID…

"Suspensful… excellent characters and gripping action. I would recommend this book to anyone." Guardian Children's Books

"There's an exciting and intriguing opening, lots of action, plenty of twists to keep you guessing, a dystopian future and a kick-ass heroine in Jenna Strong. So… Katniss Everdeen had better grab her bow, nock another arrow and prepare for a fight. She has a challenger." Dan Smith, Author of The Child Thief

"In a word, ACID is brilliant… They coined the term 'page-turner' specifically for books like this… When you come out of a book wishing that you knew the heroine in real life, you know they're someone a bit special. I LOVED it. 10/10" World of Children's Books 

"This is one brilliant action adventure story. Perfect for fans of fast paced action and for those who love some Dystopian… If you liked books such like City of Bones, Throne of Glass or Divergent/Insurgent, I suggest you check this book out when it comes. It's not to be missed!" Eventide Reads

"With a bad ass heroine like Lara Croft and a fast paced plot like Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, ACID is one debut that you definitely must keep an eye on when it comes out!" Daydreaming Bookworm

"A fab story, a kick-ass heroine and nail biting read set in an all too realistic world which will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the last page." Kirsty at The Overflowing Library (reviewed on Goodreads)

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