Thursday, 2 July 2020

Gregory Scott Katsoulis

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“A fresh and detailed dystopian tale that will capture and make demands upon the attention of its readers, as the genre should, with a conclusion that sets readers up for the sequel.”


“In his debut novel, Katsoulis finds intriguing new ideas to explore in the dystopian genre…By the end of this first book, readers will be thinking about every word they speak.”

“Between the clever premise and the protagonist’s stand against a repressive society, Katsoulis’s work is timely and will appeal to fans of Dan Wells’s Bluescreen, M.T. Anderson’s Feed, Cecelia Ahern’s Flawed, or Scott Westerfeld’s ‘Uglies.'”

School Library Journal

“Though she doesn’t speak, Speth has been given a distinctive and memorable voice by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED is both deeply troubling and utterly captivating; a must read for fans of the dystopic, and more specifically of M.T. Anderson’s Feed.”

Shelf Awareness

“A provocative setup.”

Publishers Weekly

In this richly imagined novel, Katsoulis explores ideas of free speech and the consequences of intellectual property law through characters that are sympathetic, tough, and thoroughly believable. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED is an excellent sci-fi thriller (with some of the best world-building I’ve seen in ages) with a great sense of humor and a political conscience. For anyone who feels the need for a little bit of revolution in their fiction, this book is just the thing.”

Annie Farrell of Labyrinth Books (Princeton, NJ),
on behalf of the American Booksellers Association

“Katsoulis paints a picture of a world that is one part 1984, one part The Hunger Games, and one part Minority Report. The subject matter couldn’t be more timely.”

Geek Dad

“[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] sets the scene for a really first-rate adventure story of plucky kids against evil grownups, poor versus rich, weak versus strong — the stuff of the most exciting YA novels.”

Boing Boing

“A chilling, unnerving, and timely debut novel about what it means to speak out, even in silence.”

—Katharine McGee,
The New York Times bestselling author of The Thousandth Floor


“A powerful novel with a neatly wrapped-up conclusion.”


“…Speth’s world is fleshed out considerably…[Her] journey comes to a satisfying close, though there is much potential for additional novels set in her world.”


“…equally action-packed and introspective, [ACCESS RESTRICTED] has some engaging plot twists that will keep readers going. It’s a telling look at issues of free speech, repressive regimes, economic inequality, and countries’ border relations. VERDICT: A definite must for fans of the previous volume and a much-needed reminder that words really do matter.”

School Library Journal

“It’s a fantastic, red-blooded justice-struggle novel…”

Boing Boing

“The book is fast-paced and a constant adventure. 492 pages sped by in a flash…This book is highly recommended.”

Geeks of Doom

1984 meets The Handmaid’s Tale…Katsoulis is a visionary…The fast-paced ACCESS RESTRICTED will leave you feeling oddly satisfied with a great story and at the same time angry at the greater powers at work in our own society.”


“Any fans of sci-fi, or lovers of the first book, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, must check out this novel.”




Winner of the Young Teen Fiction Award (2019)

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