Today, ahead of a blog tour post that’s coming up at the weekend, I wanted to share with you this amazing book I received a finished copy of only yesterday! 😀 A big thank you to Ashley Baugh at Midas for a copy of this and Offliner Press the publisher. If you’ve never heard of Offliner Press, I hadn’t either but check out more of about them by clicking here, scroll down the main page and check out their description, it’s very interesting 😉 Anyway onto the book and ahead of my post on Sunday just check out this book!…
KID: A History of the Future by Sebastian de Souza – London, 2060: Following a series of deadly pandemics, devastating environmental disasters and a violent surge in cyber terrorism, the UN has made it compulsory for every tax paying citizen to login to the Perspecta Universe: a totally safe, pollution free, environmentally friendly virtual reality world.
Eighteen years later, ‘The Upload’ is complete, and billions of people all around the world exist in massive dormitory complexes surrounding the major cities, alltotally unconscious of the crumbling world around them. Apart from the renegades, the ‘Offliners’ who live in London’s silent wasteland, making the disused Piccadilly Circus Tube station their home: a fully self-sufficient, subterranean community.
When Josh ‘Kid’ Jones, a young Offliner, discovers that an antiquated piece of technology called an ‘iPhone left to him by his father seems able to communicate with the past through social media. He strikes up a friendship with Isabel Parry, a 16-year-oldliving in 2021, and the two begin communicating through time and space via Instagram. But what Kid and Izzy don’t realise is that by doing so they are not only changing their own fate, but also the fate of the rest of the world..
This book is over 600 pages long! But doesn’t it sound interesting? 🙂 I’ll be reviewing this on the blog verv, very, very soon, so I hope you’ll check it out! 😉
What do you think of this book? Do you like books that feature current issues and potential futures? Let me know what you think in the commetns below 🙂