by Nick Green
My rating: 5 stars
Trilogy: The Firebird Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: August 31, 2014
Genre: YA Scifi/Fantasy
Print Length: 230 pages
Available from: Amazon
How do you save the world when it’s already too late?
Don’t ask Leo Lloyd-Jones. Ask him how to steal a car, or why he got
excluded from every school in Salford, but don’t come to him for help.
This whole thing must be a daft mistake – and if anyone finds out, he’s
Earth is on a deadly collision course that nothing can prevent. The
only real hope is Project Firebird, deep inside a blast-proof bunker
that shelters the brightest and bravest young people. Leo has got mixed
up with the likes of Rhys Carnarvon, the celebrated teenage polar
explorer, and other child prodigies chosen to kick-start a new
There’s also the streetwise Paige Harris, a girl Leo likes a lot
(but not in that way). Paige is desperate to rescue her little sister
from London before the catastrophe strikes. But no-one is crazy enough
to try that. Almost no-one.
Leo is about to find out why he’s here.
Project Firebird by Nick Green
Just another end of the world young adult series? Not even close! Project Firebird by Nick Green is the tale of an in-your-face likely scenario, a meteor on a collision course with Earth, no time to save the world, only the best of the best of the world’s youth. So, why is expert troublemaker and car thief, fourteen year old Leo in an underground bunker with kids far superior to him, intellectually, athletically, heck better than him in every way he can think of!? He has a purpose, he is meant to survive, to help rebuild a world devastated by disaster, and he’ll be darned if he knows what it is. Sure when one devoted sister wants to escape to the outside in an eleventh hour rescue mission to retrieve her sister, only Leo is crazy enough to figure a way to do it, but that’s just eh way he rolls, flaunt the words impossible and daring in front of him and it’s like waving a red flag before a charging bull, or so he wants everyone to believe. There is more to Leo than he even knows, just as each of these kids were handpicked, he has a vital role to play...and the quest to survive begins.
Once again, the youth of the world are called to the plate to bat for humanity. Nick Green has nailed this one out of the park with real teens, from every walk of life, each with their own quirks, personalities and talents. It’s up to them to figure out the rest and Nick Green proves to be an amazing guide as he weaves a rapid-fire tale of survival, coming of age and adventure in this sci-fi extravaganza that proves heroes shine in a time of crisis. Wonderful YA reading with crisp writing, an amazing world set-up and better yet, all the dialogue and attitude of youth come through!
I received this copy in exchange for my honest review from the author as part of the Project Firebird Tour.