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Chaos on Catnet: Sequel to Catfishing on Catnet

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“Chaos on CatNet is deliciously readable, fully as fast-paced and heartfelt as its predecessor.”― New York Times

“This book is perfect.”― New York Times Book Review on Catfishing on CatNet

It takes an AI to catch an AI in Chaos on CatNet, the follow-up to Naomi Kritzer's award-winning near future YA thriller.

When a mysterious entity starts hacking into social networks and chat rooms to instigate paranoia and violence in the real world, it’s up to Steph and her new friend, Nell, to find a way to stop it―with the help of their benevolent AI friend, CheshireCat.

Praise for Catfishing on CatNet

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice/Staff Pick
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
A Minnesota Book Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel
An Andre Norton Nebula Award Finalist
An ITW Thriller Award for Best YA Novel Nominee
A Lodestar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book
Midwest Connections Pick (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association)

“A first-rate YA novel.”―Locus Magazine

“Positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation―especially nonbinary identities. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online.”―Kirkus (starred review)

About the Author

NAOMI KRITZER (she/her) has been making friends online since her teens, when she had to use a modem to dial up at 2400 baud. She is a writer and blogger who has published a number of short stories and novels for adults, including the Eliana's Song duology and the Dead Rivers Trilogy. Her 2015 short story "Cat Pictures Please" won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula. Kritzer lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family and four cats. The number of cats is subject to change without notice.


"A pure delight...that's as tender and funny as it is gripping and fast-paced. This book is perfect. From the believable teenage voices to the shockingly effective thriller plot, it swings effortlessly from charming humor to visceral terror, grounding it all in beautiful friendships, budding romance, and radical acceptance."-- The New York Times Book Review

"A first-rate YA novel." -- Locus Magazine

"Bold and absurd and a whole lot of fun. -- NPR

"An absolutely charming and incredibly gripping, superbly plotted YA thriller. Kritzer's ability to portray the warm comfort of online friendships, the sense of belonging and safety that comes from having a community that has your back is the perfect complement for her ability to spin a story that's both technologically plausible and full of delightful and unpredictable twists and turns." -- Cory Doctorow, NYT bestselling author of Little Brother

"Positive, realistic LGBTQIA+ representation--especially nonbinary identities. Wickedly funny and thrilling in turns; perfect for readers coming-of-age online."
Kirkus, starred review

"Kritzer's take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today's online existence and privacy concerns."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An intriguing concept that is a good pick for larger libraries and readers captivated with unique AI tales."
School Library Journal

Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub date:
304 pages
Format: Hardcover