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Numbers 2 : The Chaos

Numbers 2 : The Chaos [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Ward
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Like his mother, Jem, Adam has a terrible gift. When he looks into people's eyes, he can see the date they will die. It's hard enough living with such a frightening ability, but life is about to get much worse. Suddenly, everyone around him has the same date - January 2027. Something huge is going to happen. Something bad. But what is it? And what can he do about it? The terrifying sequel to Numbers, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2009. Praise for Numbers - "Intelligent and life-affirming...Rachel Ward is certainly one to watch." Philip Ardagh, The Guardian

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1830 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1906427305
  • Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079IENC2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,358 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm a fiftysomething author of books for young adults. I live in Bath, England, with my husband, two grown-up children, dog and chickens. I've had 'sensible' jobs for 25 years, and now I'm a writer too. I've been writing for about 15 years, and have published the Numbers trilogy, The Drowing and Water Born. The first book came out in the UK in 2009 and the USA in 2010. My Numbers books explore the gift of being able to see death dates. If you looked in somebody's eyes and saw the date of their death, would it change the way you felt about people? Would it change the way you lived your life? They've been published in 26 countries and optioned for film.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great 14 July 2010
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Loved the first book and the sequal is amazing. I would reccomend this book after reading Numbers 1. It may be a little comnfusing if the first book has not been read. Anyway great book that keeps you attached throughout :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars much better than the first book 27 Sept. 2010
My first initial thought when I finished reading this book was that this was what book one should have been! I read the first book in a series a while back because I loved the concept but I was really disappointed with it as I felt it really didn't deliver. This book was much stronger and I for one really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the main characters Adam and Sarah much more than the main characters in the last book and found myself warming to them and caring about what happened to them much more. They just seemed to have a lot more depth to them as people. I loved how Adam's gift was used in this book and was blown away by the ending as things go off epically (is that even a word) when they finally do go off (I couldn't have had that book prised from my fingers during the last 100 pages). The thing I liked was that the whole thing was slightly dystopian as the author has built up a world in the near distant future which is slightly sinister yet very very plausible (think electronic chips and blackout). It made me wonder what the world will be like in 15 years if things carry on as they are.

A fast paced exciting book that kept me thoroughly engaged throughout. If you were put off by the first book don't let it stop you this book is well worth the time and effort.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars numbers 2 21 Jun. 2010
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A great second book. Fantastic storyline as with the first book.
Need to have read the first one to make full sense though.
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1.0 out of 5 stars slow and boring 15 Feb. 2014
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not a patch on the first book. too slow to get going and a rather predictable twist. disappointing. i skimmed most of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant second instalment of the Numbers series 11 Jan. 2014
Absolutely loved this second instalment of the Numbers series. Well written, great characters, fast paced and exciting. Endearing leading characters in Adam and Sarah, plus of course the fantastic Nan. Will be starting book 3 tonight - brilliant series which has kept me up all night!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alright... 21 Dec. 2013
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I thought this book has been written well but the story is more depressing than the last book. I couldn't finish it because it got really upsetting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 26 Aug. 2013
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This book deserves and 5 star rating, it's everything I look for in a book; exciting, surprising, adventure... totally worth a read!! It makes you need the following book to carry on the story!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good! 19 Aug. 2013
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I really enjoined the first book so I decided to give this one a go and it was even better than the first book. Now that Jem has died the story is from the perspective of Adam her and Spiders son. There are lots of new characters and is a great story as they try to save the people of London but can they save Mao who is due to die on the 01/01/2027. Can the numbers change......
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I loved this book and never wanted to put it down
I hope you read this book it is so good!
Published 2 months ago by Nah
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I like the characters and the way that the story is told. A little scary but I think this book is ok for an 11 year old.
Published 18 months ago by SJC
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
i choose this rating because it desevres it. ive read all three books and there all made me want to know more and read more! very good work!
Published on 17 Jan. 2013 by Sophie
3.0 out of 5 stars liked the alternative chapters from the two viewpoints
I liked the alternative chapters from the two viewpoints. I think I preferred the earlier book as the numbers idea was presented very well. Read more
Published on 28 Feb. 2012 by Ter
4.0 out of 5 stars A harder storyline with a more catastrophic event
Like the first book this one is not shy of using disturbing ideas to create the backgrounds of the main protagonists. Read more
Published on 12 Feb. 2012 by J. Melville
4.0 out of 5 stars The Book Geek
I thought this was a great sequel to Numbers and I have no idea why some of the reviews said it was set at a slower pace, I'd say the opposite if anything. Read more
Published on 9 Aug. 2011 by Emily May
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome sequel to Numbers
Numbers: The Chaos is the second instalment in the Numbers series and OMG I loved this book! I just want to mention the beautiful cover. Read more
Published on 14 Jun. 2011 by The Slowest Bookworm
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