Chris Morphew (Hardie Grant Egmont)

In Contact, the second book of the thriller sci-fi series The Phoenix Files, three teenagers continue to find clues to uncover the mysteries of their town, Phoenix.

In the first book, Arrival, Luke, Jordan and Peter find out a shocking secret. They hear Noah Shackleton, the most powerful man in Phoenix and the reason they arrived there in the first place, discussing a deadly plan to wipe out the human plague, with only Phoenix surviving

Their main goal in this book is to find a way to contact the outside world for help, as there is no phones in the town – that we know of. Meanwhile Peter has a huge crush on Jordan, but Luke also has feelings for her, and they start fighting over her….

I recommend this series for ages 11-14.

I loved it as I always felt like I was right there, in the middle of the action. In the tense moments I was biting my nails, in the moments of success I was chanting “Yes!”