Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vaults lies a technological advancement that will change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous and addictive. With it comes… Continue reading Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline. (2020).
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020). (A Hunger Games novel) *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's the morning of the reaping before the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18 year old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor. The house of… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020).
Ghost Species by James Bradley. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** Scientist Kate joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species, including the Neanderthals. But when the first of the children is born, Kate is torn between science and wanting to protect little Eve. As Eve grows to adulthood she and… Continue reading Ghost Species by James Bradley. (2020).
The Choice by Claire Wade. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Imagine a world where everything you ate was monitored by the government. Every step you took was counted. Your children were weighed every day at school. Neighbours report on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement. Sugar was illegal and baking was a… Continue reading The Choice by Claire Wade. (2019).
Body Tourists by Jane Rogers. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** When the rich die, their minds are stored digitally. In a private clinic in London, a scientist, Luke, has worked out how to transfer these digital identities into the sleeping bodies of young volunteers. There are opportunities abound: wrongs to be righted, fathers to… Continue reading Body Tourists by Jane Rogers. (2019).
The Warehouse by Rob Hart. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Gun violence, climate change and unemployment have ravaged the United States. An online retail giant, Cloud, reigns supreme; it brands itself as the biggest company on the planet and also a global saviour. Yet there may be more sinister forces at work. Paxton never… Continue reading The Warehouse by Rob Hart. (2019).
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… Continue reading Everything You’ve Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma. (2019).
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. (2018). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1970 and Caroline is pregnant with a baby girl who has a heart defect. Nobody can do anything about it. Except her brother-in-law, Hunter, says there might be something she can do... Hunter appeared in their lives only a few years ago… Continue reading The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. (2018).
The Shining Walls by Melissa Ferguson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** The world is ruined. The wealthy elite hide behind walls while living longer thanks to technology. Security and labour is provided by cloned Neandertals. Women in the shanty towns and wastelands are exploited. Alida is orphaned and caring for her younger sister in… Continue reading The Shining Walls by Melissa Ferguson. (2019).
Pulse by Michael Harvey. (2018). **3 out of 5 stars** Daniel seems like a normal American teenager. But Daniel has powers which he doesn't understand and is not sure he can control. He can't risk telling anyone but a mysterious stranger offers an insight into what he is experiencing and becomes his unofficial mentor. After… Continue reading Pulse by Michael Harvey. (2018).