My book review of 'Swarm Rising' by Tim Peake and Steve Cole

Swarm Rising

by Tim Peake and Steve Cole
Recommended age: 9+
Swarm Rising
by Tim Peake and Steve Cole

Danny enjoys playing games on his computer with his neighbour and friend Jamila, and they love duping their mothers into thinking they're asleep or doing homework.

Then Danny's life is hacked by Adi, a girl-shaped Alien Digital Intelligence. She can bend the laws of physics and control digital data, but she wants to know what it's like to be human. 

Adi is part of the Swarm, a hive mind which wants to protect the Earth from the environmental catastrophe caused by the human race. But when she kidnaps Danny, he realises that all humans are in danger.

What is the 'help' the secretive Swarm is offering? Can Danny and Jamila stop the Swarm Agents and give humanity a second chance?

This is a startling, thought-provoking and entertaining read that makes your heart race. And there's a glossary of scientific terms at the back that makes it all feel very real...

Review date: September 2021
Publication date: 30th September 2021