By: David Hofmeyr
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Penguin UK
Published: 24 Jun 2015
ISBN: 9780141354439


Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood.

Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider, Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul.

The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury. And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything . . .


This is a stunning debut novel from David Hofmeyr.

Set on Earth sometime in the future, Adam Shore wants a chance to change his life. The only way to do this is to ride and win the race on the Blackwater Trail on his motorbike.

But he is not the only one who wants to win this brutal race - so does Sadie, the dangerous outsider Kane, and Sadie’s violent brother Levi.

This is a full on action story that is quite brutal and confronting at times, but superbly written with wonderful characters that make this book really hard to put down.

I highly recommend it to lovers of fast paced action novels in Year 9 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle.