Marloes Morshuis

Marloes Morshuis (b. 1970) initially self-published her fairy-tale debut, Koken voor de keizer (Cooking for the Emperor), but it was spotted by Lemniscaat, one of the best-known children’s publishers in the Netherlands, and she joined their list of authors. Her second adventure story, Borealis, is about environmental issues and was enthusiastically received as a chilling eco-thriller. Both books have already been translated into German.

The Shadows of Radovar

The Shadows of Radovar

(Lemniscaat, 2018, 300 pages)

This haunting YA novel by Marloes Morshuis – her third and the best one so far – convincingly demonstrates what can happen when a government introduces a social system based on scoring points. Your behaviour determines your score, and that score is linked to both privileges and restrictions.

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