The Consequence Girl
by Alastair Chisholm
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Pub Date 2 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 1 Jul 2022
A thrilling, unputdownable science-fiction adventure, from the highly-acclaimed author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted Orion Lost and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year, Adam-2 - perfect for 9+ readers.
The world of Colony is in ruins. No one knows what caused society to begin tearing itself apart – but the secret may lie with Cora, a girl living on the mountainside far away from others. Cora possesses an extraordinary gift: the power to see back in time, from an event back to its causes. Even more incredibly, sometimes she can change events. But the present is looking for Cora, and she is forced on the run – and must decide who she is, what she can do … and how to fix the future.
With incredible twists and turns, and a hugely gripping story, The Consequence Girl is a brilliantly-imagined, ambitious and high-concept adventure from one of the most exciting new voices in children’s fantasy and science fiction.
"A new sci-fi adventure from the author of Adam-2 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted Orion Lost. The world of Colony is in ruins and Cora, a girl who lives on a mountainside away from others, may be able to fix the future." - The Bookseller
Praise for Orion Lost and Adam-2:
"It's impossible not to get caught up in the quest!” - The Times, Children's Book of the Week
"A delight from beginning to end." - i News
"An action-packed story with lots of exciting twists." - The Week Junior
"A breathtaking science fiction thriller." - BookTrust
Average rating from 6 members
The creativity of Alastair Chisholm is something else. He gradually builds an imaginative new world in The Consequence Girl but somehow manages to link it to our lives now. An ambitious fantasy with a strong message about the effect of the choices you make. So different but just as brilliant as Orion Lost and Adam-2.
This is such an unusual, thoughtful yet exciting science fiction title for middle grade readers. The characters were appealing and I genuinely had no idea where the story was going- it kept me on the edge of my seat right to the very end. Discerning readers of Christopher Edge and Kirsty Applebaum will naturally adore this book but it's the kind of book to draw new readers to the genre.
Heart-pounding edge-of-your-seat sci fi! My son started reading this over my shoulder on a flight and was completely gripped even though I was halfway through. A fantastic read and it has made us go back and explore Alastair Chisholm's other books too. Can't believe it took me so long to discover this wonderful author.
The consequence girl *review*
Thank you to @nosycrow and @netgalley for allowing me to review this book.
Alastair Chisholm is fast approaching becoming and auto buy sci-fi author, this just confirms it.
Consequence girl revolves around a girl called Cora who has the power to make or to destroy the world and she does not even know it.
This book was everything I was looking for, it was high stakes it had good characters and it had an amazing world. If you have little ones who like sci-fi they need to read this book.
I loved the interactions with the characters all of which felt very real if you were faced with this predicament and the choices that you are faced with.
All I will say is there better be a second book because like orion lost if you have read the ending I need more.
I will be awaiting with baited breath for the next book middle grade sci-fi that comes out from this author because we need more, and we need to expose children to more, because it shows children messages that we all as humanity need to hear. For children and adults read this book and then be left with the feeling of what happens next.
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