Q CHRISTINA DALCHER ***** ‘Are we born like this? Or are we taught? Either answer is horrible in its own way’.
When Elena’s daughter is downgraded to a feared State School because her ‘Q’ level isn’t high enough, she risks everything to find her. But what dark secrets will she uncover along the way?
Having missed out on getting the ARC of Vox also by Christina Dalcher recently I was really excited to read Q instead. It reminded me heavily of the Black Mirror episode ‘Nosedi
THE PERFECT WIFE JP DELANEY ***** When Abbie wakes up with no idea who she is or what has happened to her, her husband Tim is more than happy to fill in the gaps. But what secrets are hiding within her past? The blurb of The Perfect Wife is a little misleading; I had the impression that Abbie would have no idea what she was – a woman woken up from a traumatic accident and told bits about her life only to find something more sinister lurking beneath the surface. However, 3 pag
WALKING TO ALDEBARAN ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY ***** ‘I think I used to talk to you because it kept me sane, but we’ve rather moved past that stage in the relationship, don’t you think?’ Walking to Aldebaran was a novella I simply could not put down – I devoured it in one sitting! I think part of what makes this such a compelling read is the narrative voice of our main character Gary Rendell. As he roams the desolate and scary passageways of the mysterious crypt you are utterly draw
BRANDON SANDERSON ***** Spensa dreams of flying amongst the stars and fighting the mysterious Krell but with an unfortunate family legacy she will have to prove herself to get there. Where Skyward triumphs so much for me is in the main character Spensa. Spensa is a strong and determined female protagonist but is also refreshingly human. She’s no Katniss with a bow or Hermione with her books, Spensa has always dreamed of seeing the stars as a pilot but she finds flight
THE FREEZE FRAME REVOLUTION PETER WATTS **** A 65 million year mission ran almost entirely by AI with a random selection of human crew woken up every 1000 years to check up on it - but what if the mission starts to go wrong? How do you stage a mutiny when you are only awake one day in a thousand years, when the handful of people you wake up with are chosen by the AI and the AI watches every move from your own eyes? The premise of Freeze Frame Revolution is one that greatly in