Read-Reviewed-2019 · Science Fiction

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma. (2019).

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma. (2019).

**2.5 out of 5 stars**

Iris feels like her life is meaningless: she wakes up, goes to work, has strategy meetings about hashtags, drinks heavily, ends up sleeping with a colleague. She scrolls through social media wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Then Iris hears about ‘Life on Nyx’; the new reality show about humans living on another planet…

I thought the synopsis of this book sounded quite intriguing. Unfortunately, that’s not how it really worked out for me. The majority of the book is about Iris’s life leading up to her leaving for Nyx; backstory is essential however I think for me the main draw was hearing about Nyx so I would have liked more of that. On top of that, Iris just wasn’t that interesting. She was an average female (although it was heavily implied she had depression) in her late twenties who wasn’t really happy or satisfied in her life yet did nothing to change that aside from going to the extreme of deciding she wanted to leave the planet. Then on top of that, Nyx wasn’t that interesting either! I don’t know, I felt like this story had a lot of potential that it just never hit. It was engaging in some parts and then just lost it’s thread along the way for me. I also didn’t really understand the end either…
As always, this is just my personal opinion so don’t hesitate to give it a go if the synopsis sounds good to you – plenty of readers have enjoyed this book.

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