Avian by Emma Pullar

Avian is the tense follow on from the highly acclaimed dystopian novel Skeletal... 

  CENTRAL IS LOSING ITS GRIP ON THE CITIZENS OF GALE CITY.   Megan Skyla, who refused to play by Central’s rules and become a surrogate for her masters, has thrown the city into chaos. Corrupting those around her, she and her friends are forced into hiding – hunted by Central, the evil rulers of Gale City. Skyla’s desperate attempts to keep everyone alive ends when they’re kidnapped by feuding gangs.  Skyla cuts a deal and then betrays both gangs. Now there is nowhere left to run. It’s the desert or die. Her best friend, Crow, thinks she still wants to find a way to cure the Morbian masters of their obesity and finish what she started.  But Skyla has other plans. She’s sure there are settlements in the desert, there must be something out there … and there is. Something terrible.     Skyla is about to find out there’s more than one way to bring about change but one truth remains … Central must be destroyed in order to ensure her survival. There is no other way.

CENTRAL IS LOSING ITS GRIP ON THE CITIZENS OF GALE CITY.

Megan Skyla, who refused to play by Central’s rules and become a surrogate for her masters, has thrown the city into chaos. Corrupting those around her, she and her friends are forced into hiding – hunted by Central, the evil rulers of Gale City. Skyla’s desperate attempts to keep everyone alive ends when they’re kidnapped by feuding gangs.

Skyla cuts a deal and then betrays both gangs. Now there is nowhere left to run. It’s the desert or die. Her best friend, Crow, thinks she still wants to find a way to cure the Morbian masters of their obesity and finish what she started.

But Skyla has other plans. She’s sure there are settlements in the desert, there must be something out there … and there is. Something terrible.  

Skyla is about to find out there’s more than one way to bring about change but one truth remains … Central must be destroyed in order to ensure her survival. There is no other way.

I was absolutely taken in by Skeletal - Emma Pullars debut novel, dystopian is not my go to genre read, but this had an intense gritty feel to it. 

Avian is definitely a follow on book, where Skeletal gives us Skyla and the set up background and gritty ways of Central, it lays many tracks down and Avian gives us an even darker and edgier story. 

Skyla has to be one of the most fascinating characters I have ever read about and Pullar really does give her an added dimension in this new novel. 


Avian with its enticing cover, flawed but likeable main character and plenty of juicy grit, suspense and treptidation for the characters is this autumn's must read. 


Go dip your toes in a new genre, one author who really does pull the punches with a creative writing style.