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Jelly

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  10 reviews
After a traumatic event that no one can talk about or even quite remember, they're stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, tantalisingly close to the shore and safety. They've had enough of it. They've decided that they're either going to escape, or die trying.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Chicken House Ltd
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Liam Owens
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted at LiamReads.co.uk 🖥

Okay wow I've never seen a jellyfish this menacing since I watched Spongebob Squarepants S02E29: Jellyfish Hunter (cracking episode btw, 10/10 would watch again). I'm trying to work out where to start with my review for this book but I mean seriously... it's a YA dystopia set on top of a giant killer jellyfish - where do you even begin with something like that?!

Jelly is one of those books that you stumble upon by accident and read the bl
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Adrian
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this, surprisingly gripping tale of attempts to escape from the giant jellyfish that is keeping a small community hostage. Moves along quickly, and the unusual environment sustains it.
Nicole
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
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David Barker
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A tangled web of tentacles and teenagers.
Such an original premise, delivered in style. The first few chapters are light on action but full of great characterisation which means you are, very early on, rooting for the main protagonists (Martha plus her teenage friends). The plot quickens as the nasty Kriks are introduced and escape plans become more desperate. A dark vision of the future, lightened by some great wit and banter. Very satisfying conclusion.
Steph
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
I really enjoyed this! A bizarre and strange kind of life, but enjoyable to read. I would NOT survive living on a jellyfish! There’s some lovely threads of humanity, friendship and kindness running through this. There’s weird crab type things and funny moments involving sheep!
Justin Strain
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous book. It's beautifully written with an original, gripping plot that is chillingly relevant in today's climate crisis. The characters and interactions are rich and carefully crafted. Who'd have thought you could have so much excitement on a jellyfish!
Sophia's Thoughts
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Such an interesting concept. The past tense narrative took a little of the suspense away for me and the message of the story was a bit vague but that's probably just me. Overall though I still found it an enjoyable read
Aoife Feeney
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
just finished it, it's a really good book! 😊
Laura
A fun and unique kind of apocalypse. Perfect for those that want to read a near-future novel that isn't all dark and grim.
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