Sky on Fire, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781444914726



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I have never read the first book, yet I had picked up a copy of the second one before realizing it was book two. However, despite this fact I was able to jump right into this book and start reading. There was a nice, quick overview of what had happened in the first book and who the main characters were and their main objective. Each child played a part in the overall story as a whole. No one was a wallflower.This is probably one of the better dystopian books to read. It felt believable and the storyline had great depth to it. I instantly was transported in the story as if I was one of the survivors. I like that while there was some romance trying to form that it never really did as I think it would have taken away some from the story. Nothing felt rushed even though this is a quick read. The ending does lead up to the next book. I now plan to go back and check out book one.

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