Staff Review of: The Deadlands: Hunted

The Deadlands: Hunted
by Skye Melki-Wegner


Deadlands: Hunted is a must-read for anyone looking for an adrenaline-filled book full of action and adventure. The story follows a group of young out-cast dinosaurs - and former enemies, fighting to survive as the last dinosaur kingdoms wage war.

‘Eleri is an oryctodromeus, a small dinosaur raised in an underground warren. He dreams of becoming his herd’s storyteller but when he saves an enemy soldier from a pterosaur attack, he is exiled to the Deadlands. To survive this scorched desert full of carnivores, he joins a herd of other young exiles, including a peppy stegosaur, a stoic sauropod, an irritable triceratops … and a mysterious spy. Can five young misfits save their warring kingdoms?’

It's like Wings of Fire meets Jurassic Park! The characters are delightful, the plot is thrilling, and the world-building is exceptional. The best part is that the is the first in a series so we can

Recommended for ages 9 to 12

Reviewed by Jenny