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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (7 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906427305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906427306
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

Find out more about me at my website: www.rachelwardbooks.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty at the Overflowing Library VINE VOICE on 27 Sept. 2010
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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 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Bailey on 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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Like the first book this one is not shy of using disturbing ideas to create the backgrounds of the main protagonists. There is strong use of the F word, drug use, teen pregnancy and the same lack of trust that is in the first book, the same perspective of an uneducated teen trying to get by in a paranoid society where people are microchipped and tracked like we do now with our pets but also there is the more uncomfortable subject of peadophillia and child sexual abuse and how it affects people. Once you get past all of that, and the ever present bad English with double negatives thrown out like rubbish, what you have is Numbers - the next generation.

Set 16 years after Jem and Spider's story we meet Adam, their son, who can see the numbers the same as his mum. We meet Sarah who is having apocolyptic nightmares about the end of the world, all fire and brimstone, while trying to escape her own living nightmare. When the two of them meet for the first time there are sparks flying, hope from Adam and terror from Sarah. In the background is Nan who just wants her boy to be safe and stay away from trouble. The main difference is this time the event is global rather than a singular terror act and while the book covers time line of about 3 to 5 months, the final run-up to the event and the days following are set at a much faster pace as the nightmare becomes reality.

Once again a book found in the childrens literature section but I suspect that it will take an older teen/young adult to deal with the heavier aspects of the story.
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By Emily May on 9 Aug. 2011
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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. This book had everything I loved about the first novel but with a futuristic dystopian setting.

But don't worry, the author hasn't abandoned the close relationship with the characters in favour of high-action sci-fi. No, the characters in this were at least as interesting as Jem and Spider and this time we are introduced to a second perspective alongside Adam's of a new character called Sarah.

I at first feared that Sarah would be the less interesting half that you sometimes get in books with more than one point of view, but she quickly became a central and important figure to the plot, who's horrific background only added to my concern for her as a reader. I liked this new development after the first novel was set amongst the poorest citizens of Britain; you see, Sarah is from a wealthy family and lives in a huge house with those big iron gates out front... she is an example of how appearances can be deceiving. As she points out herself, social services are constantly on the back of poor families no matter how much the parents may appear to care for their kids, but one look at those fancy gates and they convince themselves that nothing can go wrong in the happy bubble of the rich and powerful.

I found it an interesting road for the author to take and I liked it.

As for this future world that I mentioned... the year is 2026, Britain's national currency is now the Euro, America has a female president, society is constantly being watched and newborn babies are implanted with microchips so that when they get older they can always be found. So they can never run and they can never escape.
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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. Online the background just looks plain white, but in real life the white is actually covered with sparkly silver numbers and it looks awesome!

The Chaos continues the story about 10 years after the end of Numbers 1 and is set mainly in London, England. Just like Jem in book 1, Adam can see the numbers. Something very bad is going to happen in London and many of the people Adam looks at have their date as 1 January 2027. Adam isn't the only one who knows about the 1st January. Sarah has been having nightmares about a fire, a baby and a boy with a scarred face for the last few months. She doesn't understand it and she's scared.

Rachel Ward's writing is amazing and I was totally immersed in the plot, so much so that as we were reaching the crescendo, I was virtually at panic stations with my heart nearly fighting its way out of my chest. Do you get so intensely involved in a storyline that you have to remind yourself that it is just a story?

What can I say about the main characters, Adam and Sarah? I don't know how to put it without just saying that they were totally awesome. Rachel Ward somehow manages to take a real person, squash them up into a book and suddenly there's this explosion of words that make up an intensely real character.

Just as with Numbers, The Chaos is a very quick read. The 345 pages just flew by for me and before I knew it I was at the end and wishing for more.
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