Review - Blackout by Kit Mallory

By Carmen, 3 August 2020
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2018

Genre: YA, Dystopian


For 16-year-old Skyler, fear is a way of life.

Ever since the Wall split the UK in two, her survival as an illegal Northern refugee in the South has been a relentless knife-edge balance between evading the brutal, corrupt Board and clinging to her reputation as the South's best hacker.

But Skyler's sick of living in fear - and she's got nothing left to lose. So when fellow Northerner Mackenzie unwittingly hands her a chance to exact revenge on the regime that destroyed her home and family, she seizes it.

She's about to start a fire.

About the Author:

Kit is a YA author who lives in Devon, UK. She writes speculative fiction about underdogs, kickass girls who like to kiss other girls, and mental health. Her first novel, Blackout, was shortlisted for the 2016 Mslexia Children's Novel Competition and longlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. She was almost certainly a mermaid in a former life.

Connect with the Author:

Instagram: Kit Mallory Instagram

Twitter: Kit Mallory Twitter

Author Website: Kit Mallory Author Website

Buy the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

I thought that this novel had quite an interesting concept, and though this story was fairly engaging; I did struggle to get into it at first. Outside of the dystopian factors, I enjoyed some of the English settings. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

I’m definitely going to enjoy reading the next book in the series.