If you devoured The Hunger Games, (this) will hit the spot. Green’s fast-paced thriller is a standalone novel, and you’re on her hero’s side all the way . . . entertaining, funny and thoughtful enough to be worth relaxing with after exams.
– Amanda Craig, The Times
“Caroline Green’s thriller is taut and suspense-packed right up to the last page.”
– Financial Times
“A gripping story, impossible to put down. Green cranks up the tension with every page.”
– L A Weatherly
“Beautifully crafted, fast-paced thriller in which nothing is as it seems. I worried at it like a dog with a rabbit until I reached the last page. More like this please.”
– Susan Elkin of The Independent
Dystopian worlds have an eternal fascination for readers young and old, and the
one conjured up by talented new author Caroline Green in her gripping teen story
Cracks makes the book virtually impossible to put down.
- Lancaster Evening Post
I was hooked by this book right from the beginning. … As with Bella, the main character in Dark Ride, I was completely drawn into Cal’s everyday life – and so it came as a shock when Cal’s reality began to disintegrate … Caroline Green cranks up the tension masterfully, making you as breathless as if you were on the run. As with all good dystopia, the settings are familiar and yet strange … An action-fuelled, clever and engaging thriller (and a CRACKing good read).
– Liz Bankes, Books, bonnets and full-frontal blogging
“Grabbed me from the very start. Cal’s family life is brilliantly depicted, with so many details that I felt like I was with Cal in the stifling atmosphere of his unhappy home. I could picture the edges of Cal’s world blurring as he began to lose his grip on the reality he thought he knew. When Cal is launched into a new life in a dystopian world, the story gathers an exciting momentum which doesn’t let up once. There were several scenes that had me holding my breath as I turned the page, and I was rooting for Cal every nail-biting step of the way. … I loved the exploration of Cal’s sense of self and his developing friendships with Jax and Kyla. There’s a cast of other fascinating characters, including some more sinister ones. No one ever seems completely trustworthy. The futuristic elements in Cracks are wonderful. The novel’s vision of the future is chilling and believable, though there are also welcome touches of humour in the grim surroundings. Cal’s story comes together in a moving and satisfying conclusion. An action-packed, stunning and gripping dystopian thriller.”
“I was rooting for Calthe entire way through the book and as you read through the novel there are parts that you speed up reading because of the action making the book impossible to put down. … Caroline Green created two entirely believable worlds. She created lovable, hated (but believable) characters. I can’t find a fault with Cracks. It really is an amazing book. This dystopian novel was another great one!”
– Tyler-Rose, The Reading Pile blog
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