Devolve is the thought-provoking adventure book series which follows the story of a 16-year-old orphan, Foren. Born and raised far beneath ground in the Burrows, with what might be all that is left of mankind following the war.
As he steps foot on the Surface for the very first time in his life, he's not exactly sure what he'll find.
But he will make friends, he will make enemies, and he will discover the truth.
"Nicely told, with moments of action and a good succession of unexpected twists. Devolve is self-published by author Mike Hooper and it's satisfying to see a New Zealand book of this worth coming from the local publishing sector."
- NZ Herald
"The design is competent and professional. ...Filled with twists, turns and some rather unexpected surprises. A competent, and relatively easy read, with barely a dull moment. I look forward to reading more."
- Booksellers NZ
"...extraordinary flair for ingenious plot twists and surprises. ...the book was cleverly thought out and written, with complex characters and an imaginative world to boot. Hooper describes the surface with an almost childlike tenderness, but its innocence soon vanishes among the battles for survival. I personally look forward to the next two books and the realities they will bring."
- Amy Norvell-Wonacott (via Hooked on NZ Books)
"...exciting twists and turns with a hint of violence that left me wanting more."
- Sakina Ali (via Hooked on NZ Books)