It's a difficult time for fifteen-year-old Savannah Grey - she's settled into her latest foster placement, but her body is acting strangely.
Then other strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world.
Birds behave erratically. Gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah discovers she has supernatural powers. Meanwhile, she feels drawn to the new boy Reece whose life is even stranger than hers.
Quickly Savannah and Reece realise that nature has a purpose for them both.
For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Ocrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realise its savage intent.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9781842556320
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Review by frannypatter
What a brilliant book!Horror, but essentially about love. Love of nature, love of each other.Cliff McNish has captured the horror genre perfectly for children. Gruesome but light.There are some flaws - tighter editing perhaps would have smoothed these out.The relationship between The Nyktomorph & The Horror is beautifully represented on p220-221 and the character that is The Horror is wonderful. Don't want to say too much but I implore you to read it. A refreshing change of genre.China Mieville was right.
Review by wyvernfriend
Savannah Grey has a new home, new foster parents and a new issue. There is something strange going on in her throat, she's making strange sounds and it's making her very worried. She's also reflexly protectective of it, dangerously so. She has a feeling something is following her and is trying to do something and she's not sure what that something is. She's also attracted to Reece who has some of the same abilities.It twists and turns and the ending came as a shock, even if it was flagged and perfect for the story. An excellent read.