Author: Naomi Hughes.
Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, horror,
Publication date: November 5th 2019.
Publisher: Page street kids.
After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons
to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger,
the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an
illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor’s son, whose slate is far
from clean. Both of them are exiled for their crimes to one of the many
abandoned cities overrun by fog. But they soon realize their thoughts influence
their surroundings and their deepest fears begin to manifest.
With fast pacing and riveting characters, this is a book that you’ll finish in one sitting.
I loved this! I’m honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! It was different from what I expected, but this was better!
I really liked that this book had a male POV, I haven’t read many books lately with male POV so that was nice for a change.
In this story aliens have attacked, and there are only certain parts of the world still alive/liveable. We are on one of the islands that is still alive, but scary things are happening around them. There is weird fog, and beings coming out of mirrors. Which was quite scary!
This whole book we read from Marty’s perspective, and his view was so interesting. He is definitely not a perfect character, he has done some ‘bad’ things, but with the intention to see his brother again. So I thought that was kinda cute. Another big character is Elliot, who catches Marty doing something illegal. But by doing that, he gets both of them exiled from their island. Which means they now have to survive the fog, the beings, and the mirrors. While trying to survive together a friendship is being built, and I loved it!
I did not expect this book to be this scary! It is definitely not the most scariest book I read, but there were definitely parts were I was like ‘oh shit..’. But maybe also because of the tension build throughout the book, I just could not put it down. I flew through this one, even though I read it at a time where I didn’t have much time for reading!
My main reason for taking a star is that at the end there was a lot of explanation about what was happening to the world, which was very interesting, but it was a lot at once, and for me a bit hard to grasp. SO I think it would have been a bit better if it was either more spread out or a bit simplified, since I get why it is only explained at the end!
Also this is a romance free book! For anyone looking for that!
I loved her writing and I’m definitely interested in reading more of her work!
Hey! I’m Naomi Hughes, writer of quirky young adult fiction (usually involving physics and/or unicorns). I live in the Midwest US, a region I love even though it tries to murder me with tornadoes every spring. When not writing, my hobbies include reading (of course), traveling, and geeking out over Marvel superheroes and certain time-traveling Doctors. My debut YA sci-fi standalone novel, Afterimage , is available now from Page Street Publishing. My next novel, Refraction (also a standalone YA sci-fi), comes out in Nov 2019. I also offer freelance critique services at naomiedits.com.
PRIZE: Win (1) copy of REFRACTION by Naomi Hughes (US Only)
STARTS: November 5th 2019
ENDS: November 19th 2019
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