By: Barry Jonsberg
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9781743318119


Pandora Jones wakes in an infirmary - her body weak, her memory providing only flashes of horrific scenes of death. She soon discovers that her family has succumbed to a plague pandemic which almost wiped out humanity.

Pandora is one of the survivors who have been admitted to The School - a quarantined, heavily guarded, survival-skills facility - to recover their strength, hone their skills and prepare for whatever comes next. Pandora's skill is intuition, but how useful will it be outside the secure walls of The School? And what if it leads her to question where the truth lies...

Plague. Pandemic. Intuition. Secrets. Truth. Courage. Action. Survival.



This is an intriguing and electrifying story. It's full of interesting characters, and a great plot full of action, mystery and conspiracy.

Pandora wakes in a hospital, only to find the whole world has almost been wiped out by a plague like virus. She is one of the lucky ones who has survived.

She finds herself amongst other young survivors at 'The School'. They are all desperate to survive against the odds, but who can they trust?

This is a really addictive story and the only thing that disappointed me is that I have to wait until October for the second book.

A wonderful story that will suit both boys and girls, Year 9 and up, especially those who love adventure combined with suspense and mystery.

Reviewed by Michelle