In Fifty Degrees South, author M.M. Holt takes readers on an exhilarating adventure into the frozen Antarctic wastes, where a small team of scientists is battling to save the world from environmental disaster. When lead researcher Dr. Kate Burns’ radical theory proves true and the North Pole’s ice cap begins melting at an alarming rate, she must quickly put her plan into action or risk dooming all life on earth. Racing against time, Kate and her team must brave treacherous conditions as they travel to Antarctica in search of a potential solution before it’s too late… Featuring pulse-poundingaction set against one of the most unforgiving landscapes imaginable, Fifty Degrees South is a stunning debut that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.
For who is this book for ?
- Exciting adventure story
- Engaging characters
- Well written
- The plot is somewhat predictable
- The characters are not particularly well developed
- The writing is amateurish
Learn more about the author
M.M. Holt is a British author of adventure and suspense novels for young adults. She has a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, and worked as a research scientist before becoming an full-time writer. When she’s not writing, M.M.’s enjoys hiking, climbing and kayaking in the Scottish Highlands with her husband and three children.
“This is a debut novel, but it doesn’t read like one. The writing is so accomplished that I often forgot I was reading about people stranded in the Antarctic…The story moves along at a great pace and left me desperate to know what happened next.”
“Holt’s debut novel is a thrilling tale of adventure and science set against the backdrop of Antarctica…the fast-paced story never flags, and the vivid descriptions bring the harsh beauty of the Antarctic to life.”
“A heart-pounding adventure set against one of the most unforgiving landscapes imaginable.”
“If you’re looking for an edge-of-your-seat thriller to read, Fifty Degrees South is the perfect book for you!”