Evie is out of options. She must comply with the Affinity Project – obey their rules, play their deadly games, give up Jamie. And her losses keep growing. When she decides to help a small group of Shields trying to affect change, Evie finds herself in the firing line. Counsellor Knox is intent on revealing her secrets and shackling her to the Affinity Project for life. To protect her family, Evie must betray those closest to her. The odds of success – let alone survival – are slim.

Shield is the final novel in a gripping young adult science fiction series by award-winning New Zealand author Rachael Craw. This thrilling, action-packed story is perfect for fans of Vampire Academy, Matched and Divergent. Find out how it all began in Spark (Book 1) and Stray (Book 2). Discover more about the sinister Affinity Project in the short story Black Room, enter the mind of a Stray in Kill Switch and read about Jamie’s first Spark in Scar Tissue. www.rachaelcraw.com


Rachael Craw studied Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury, but became an English teacher after graduation. Working with teenagers has given her a natural bent towards Young Adult fiction and a desire to present a feisty female protagonist in her writing. Her debut novel, Spark, is the first in a series released with Walker Books Australia from 2014, the second book, Stray, was released in 2015. Rachael was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, and currently lives in Nelson with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at www.rachaelcraw.com


Rachael Craw is a prolific talent as evidenced by her latest book. She has the ability to produce brilliant work that is well-written and contains just the right amount of action and excitement to enthrall readers. A great read and highly recommended.

Buzzwords Magazine

Spark, Stray and Shield are all enthralling reads, owing to a great mix of characters, carefully crafted supernatural elements and a killer plot. While each of the novels deal with heavy-handed issues there is always a sense of hope, which is achieved through the complexity of the characters and the strong relationships they have with one another despite their differences. I thoroughly enjoyed this series, and will undoubtedly revisit the world again.

The final novel in the Spark trilogy is an intense, intelligent plot that will please young adult readers who like a challenging book to stretch their minds.


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