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Tuesday 8 January 2019

Review: Undying

At the end of Unearthed, the first book in this duology, we left Mia and Jules on a rocket headed back to earth. But what should have been a live-saving return home was turning into every human's worst nightmare, multiplied exponentially.

Although the hundreds of individuals arriving via the rocket's portals have only one head and two proportionate arms and legs, they are taller and stronger than the average human and, it seems, bleed blue blood.

Jules and Mia take refuge in the rocket's air ducts, but their chances of survival are slim, especially when they realise almost every millimetre in these tight spaces is monitored by  movement sensors.

And it's clear heir hosts are not planning to give them a welcome party.

Will Jules and Mia make it back to earth in time to warn the authorities of the pending alien invasion?

Will those authorities believe what two teenagers have to say?

Is this race for survival more dangerous than either of them can imagine?

You bet it is.

But don't be fooled.

Just when you think you know what's going on, Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner turn everything on its head. And then spin you around for good measure.

If you're looking to escape from the world for a few hours, Undying is the perfect holiday read.

You might be stuck on earth with this one, but its a high-octane action-thriller world you won't recognise. That's a guarantee.

Title: Undying
Author: Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 28 November 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760292164
For ages: 12 years +
Type: Young Adult Fiction