The first book in a heart-stopping and suspenseful YA trilogy from award-winning author James Bradley. Fascinating, frightening and utterly compelling Garth Nix A seriously addictive page-turner Missy Higgins It's 2027 and the human race is dying. Plants, animals and humans have been infected by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence. When 16-year-old Callie discovers her little sister Gracie has been infected, she flees with Gracie to the Zone to avoid termination by the ruthless officers of Quarantine. What Callie finds in the Zone will alter her irrevocably, and send her on a journey to the stars and beyond. PRAISE FOR JAMES BRADLEY In Australia, there is one like [Bradley] in the imagining of the imminent end time of the way we live w. Sydney Review of Books James Bradley's lithe and inventive vels defiantly resist the present. The Australian A magnificent writer The Saturday Paper MORE PRAISE FOR THE SILENT INVASION ...While The Silent Invasion is fundamentally a thriller with a page-turning plot, it's also a measured, thoughtful exploration of survival in a landscape at once recognisable and unkwn. With its timeless themes of identity, connection and love, this is a gripping read for teens and adults alike. 4 Stars, Books+Publishing
James Bradley is an award-winning novelist and critic. His books include four novels: Wrack, The Deep Field, the international bestseller, The Resurrectionist, and Clade; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. He lives in Sydney with his partner, the novelist Mardi McConnochie and his two daughters. The Silent Invasion is his first book for young adult readers.