“An extraterrestrial setting, alien characters, mind-bending mysteries … rooted in classic children’s literature … Lora is a beautifully realised protagonist: complex and convincing … These characters are swept up in a story that gets more mysterious as it progresses. Almost anything could be going on, and Magrs keeps us guessing with expert skill.”
The Telegraph – Best YA Books of 2015
“A vivid extraterrestrial setting … this gripping sci-fi thriller is set on a futuristic Mars … It's also a novel about alienation. But watch out for the Martian flesh-eaters.”
The Independent – Best Summer Reads 2015.
“A wonderfully written sci-fi adventure about a pioneer family on the desert plains of the red planet … Completely irresistible.”