Happy publication day Ben Oliver, whose pulse-pounding YA sci-fi novel The Block is out today with Chicken House. The Block is the second book in Ben’s adrenaline-fuelled, internationally renowned The Loop trilogy.
Luka is trapped in a fate worse than death. But now that he knows the truth about what he and his fellow inmates are being used for, it’s more important than ever that he not only escapes, but that he builds an army.
Luka is a prisoner once again. But this time it’s a fate worse than death. In the Block, he must toggle between enduring an Energy Harvest for twelve hours of the day and surviving complete immobilization. The only semblance of relief is the Sane Zone, created to keep prisoners from going completely mad. In this virtual reality, the prisoners live out their fantasies of life outside. But for Luka, it’s different.
Happy is determined to find out the location of his friends, who disappeared after the Battle of Midway Park. But can Luka battle the descent into madness long enought to stop Happy’s manipulation tactics and keep his friends’ location safe?
Another prison break is the only chance to protect the Missing. And as reality becomes increasingly scrambled on the outside, it’ll take an army to stop Galen from carrying out his plans.
Sold in twelve different territories and with film and TV rights optioned by Lime Pictures, this series has been setting the world on fire. This is just some of the praise for Ben’s debut:
‘A terrifying and sinister look into the future that will leave your jaw on the floor.’ KASS MORGAN, New York Times bestselling author of THE 100
‘If you like dystopia, sci-fi or adventure books, then you will inhale this novel.’ ANNA DAY, author of THE FANDOM
‘Fans of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner should look no further … Thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.’ OBSERVER
We know that The Block is going to be very bit as terrifying and gripping as The Loop. Huge congratulations on another stunning book, Ben!