Title: The Fallen Children
Author: David Owen
Publisher: Atom Books
UK Release Date: 4th May 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Supernatural
Source: Non Pratt (!)
One cover. 360 different colours. Which one will you get?
Young people on the Midwich Estate don’t have much hope for their futures. Keisha has lived there her whole life, and has been working hard to escape it; others have just accepted their lot.
But change is coming…
One night everyone inside Midwich Tower falls mysteriously unconscious in one inexplicable ‘Nightout’. No one can explain what happened during those lost hours, but soon afterwards Keisha and three other girls find they’re pregnant – and the babies are growing at an alarming rate.
As the news spreads around the tower its residents turn against them and the situation spirals toward violence. Keisha’s life unravels as she realises that the pregnancy may not have just ruined her hopes for the future: she might be mother to the end of the world.
The Fallen Children is a story of violation, of judgment and of young people who must fight to defy what is expected of them.
Over Christmas last year, I read David Owen’s debut novel, Panther, and absolutely adored it – it was raw and heart-breaking, and one of the most gripping books I’d read for a long time. So you can imagine my excitement when the next month I was at a book event, and Non Pratt (author of many books, such as Truth or Dare which is out next month) offered to pass on her copy to me, as she had almost finished it. I was absolutely over the moon, and incredibly keen to get reading considering I’d loved Panther so much, and I was not disappointed.