It is New Year's Eve, and 15-year-old Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning, "They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days". Following the first attempt on his life Callum is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. He is hurled into a life on the run, with a price on his head. He is now a fugitive, isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and the secret of the Ormond Singularity before the year is up. The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last. Cal has been warned. He has 365 days. The countdown has begun…. This is a great new action adventure series set in Australia. Aimed at 4th through 8th graders it offers a fast paced exciting read that I would recommend for even the most reluctant readers. There will be 12 books published during 2010, one for each month of the year. This is a great concept. Each book is pretty compact and leaves you eager to move on to the next. The non-stop action and the short chapters make this a very approachable and unintimidating book. I am very excited to have this great series available to our readers.
Reviewed by J Cooper, Youth Services staff