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!

Have you read Wool or any of the sequels? What did you think? Tweet me!