Wool - Hugh Howey

Wool Hugh Howey

Another book in my 50 before 25 quest, and this time a dystopian future where everyone lives in an underground silo, in the form of Wool by Hugh Howey. (Bit different from everything else I've read!)

First off, fair warning - this book is very long, with very small text and is extremely addictive! Make sure you have a fair amount of time spare, because you won't want to stop half way through!

I picked this up because on our trip to the US, our senior manager at work said how she was obsessed with it - she's usually got a pretty good taste in books, so I took her word for it. It's actually the first in a trilogy, so I'm going to have to grab the others too now!

In terms of readabililty, it's easy to understand and flows well - the story doesn't let up, and it sucks you right in.

The story mainly follows Juliette, a mechanic, who is sentenced to 'cleaning' - that is, basically, going outside in the toxic air and cleaning the cameras...and dying whilst you're up there. I don't want to ruin it, so I'll just say she discovers thing aren't as they seem, and aims to pull the wool from over people's eyes...

If you can't tell, I love this book and would 100% recommend it if you're into sci-fi and fantasy - I'll definitely be stocking up on the sequels when I can!

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Who are You? - Megan Henley

Ahhh, another book in my my READING QUEST... (See my other conquests HERE...)

Oh gosh. 

I feel like before you continue reading, you should just note this is entirely my opinion, and you should give it a shot yourself before forming any impressions.

That being said...

I just don't know where to start with this one. 

I read it all in one go on the train to London, and it was utterly awful. Like, so bad I can't believe it's a book. It is so completely farcical. It is supposed to be based on a real life story, but I can't believe anyone is that stupid - it MUST have been warped into something un-recognisable, otherwise I really fear for humanity.

Basically, Megan meets a guy called Vic online, he turns out to be a bit weird, and everything goes horribly wrong. I don't want to go into it more as it's all so unbelievable & I don't want to ruin it for you if you do want to read it.

Ultimately, given the chance again, I'd give this one a miss.

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The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion, is the sequel to The Rosie Project, which is easily in my top 10 books of all time. When I read it in January, I fell in love with it. I was a bit worried that the Rosie Effect wouldn't live up to it, but trust me, it does!

(I read both of these as part of my reading quest - other books I've tackled can be found here...)

The Rosie Effect picks up 10 months after the Rosie Project left off. Rosie and Don are approaching their first anniversary, and are living in New York, whilst still working at the cocktail bar and carrying out their respective research. 

Then, Rosie gets pregnant, and everything changes.

Don being Don doesn't really adapt to this in the conventional way, and it causes him all sorts of problems. This reaction, and the fact that Gene has separated from Claudia and moved in, puts all sorts of strains on Don and Rosie's relationship - the book explores and very tense period for them!

I don't want to ruin the book, as I really loved it and was a bit unsure during it how it would end! All I can say is that it is as well written, heartwarming and funny as it's predecessor, and I really hope we get more books exploring Don's world!

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Our Song - Dani Atkins

My latest book in my READING QUEST is Our Song by Dani Atkins. (See my other conquests HERE...)

I picked this up in Asda when I was looking for a book to send to Becky and Charlotte in our boxes. I read the synopsis and thought it would be an easy chick flick read full of cheating horror stories, but I was very wrong indeed!

In essence, the book is about two couples, with the wife of one being the ex-girlfriend/love of his life of the other ones' husband. Both husbands end up in hospital, and the book flashes back to the history between the two.

I don't want to talk about the plot too much as I'll give it away, but it was a breathtaking read - absolutely beautiful, heartbreaking and terrifying all at the same time.

I'd definitely recommend you give this a read - you won't regret it! (Just be prepared to cry!)

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P.S. I also recently read 'The Guest Cat' and 'The Good Girl' to make up for the two in my 50 books to read that I didn't finish. They were both nice little books, but I don't have anything of note to say - just wanted to make sure they were on the record!