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Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Book Prize 2017
Explaining her inspiration for the new book, Malorie says: “I have wanted to write a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello for quite some time – it is my favourite of his plays, full of twists and turns – but, of course, I wanted to do it my way. I’ve always been a huge fan of all types of science fiction and I loved the idea of Othello set in outer space, with Othello as a teenage girl! That’s how the idea for Chasing the Stars was born. It has been such fun as well as a real challenge to write. I am excited to see it released into the world; to talk to readers about it and to hear what they think.”
Olivia and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earth
following the virus that wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.
Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction.
But on their journey, Nathan’s ship is attacked and most of the community killed. Only a few survive.
Their lives unexpectedly collided, Nathan and Vee are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head-over-heels – like nothing they have ever experienced.
But not everyone is happy. And surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy ever after . . . ?
Drawing on Othello for inspiration, Malorie Blackman entwines mystery thriller, heart-rending love story and space adventure.
Chasing the Stars