Shade's Children

Author: Garth Nix
Reviewer: Grade 8

Shade's Children takes place in the near future. Creatures from another world have taken over the planet, and everyone over 14 is taken to the meat factory, where their muscles, organs, and brains are put into robots used to kill other children. Shade, a human-turned-robot, is leading a group of children in resistance to the Overlords. Shade’s Children was a great book. It’s Terminator-like plot and intriguing characters made it, like Sabriel, one of Nix’s other books, impossible to put down. Unlike a lot of sci-fi/ fantasy books, the characters in Shade’s Children are not perfect, and its happy ending does not come without many sacrifices. Out of 10 stars, I’d give this book a 9.5, and recommend it to fans of sci-fi.