Forever People authored by Alison Lyke is an action-packed sci-fi thriller that consumed me. It is a short read, and there is a lot packed into this book, I was afraid that there would be no way to tell the story in so few pages. But I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the book overall.
- Title: Forever People
- Author: Alison Lyke
- Publisher: Black Rose Writing on March 28, 2019
- Genre: Sci-Fi
- Pages: 216
- Format: e-ARC
- Rating: 5/5
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.
Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by exploiting the dying with illegal technology. She’s on the hunt for Toy, a rebel leader who uploaded lethal technology to her own brain in an attempt to wipe out everyone’s Node Points.
Camille goes to increasingly dangerous lengths in pursuit of Toy. She soon finds that the Node is full of warm reunions with loved ones and otherworldly creations. It’s also full of lies.Goodreads
My Review of Forever People:
Forever People tells the story of many different characters. However, the author titled her chapters based on the story told. They all intermingle, but I am a sucker for books written in this way. Admittedly, they are my favorite.
I was not a big sci-fi fan before I started this blog, but now that I’ve been going for a while, I can honestly say that I have been introduced to some of the best sci-fi books out there in the book world. I can’t get enough, and Alison Lyke wrapped this one up in a pretty bow.
Immortality is always a big topic in sci-fi. Forever People is no different, but how Lyke’s imagination introduces immortality to us is new and fresh. I couldn’t get enough of the Node. I also loved Camille and Remy, but I wasn’t sure what to think about Cody, but when the author revealed who and what he was, I was excited.
It is my absolute pleasure to award Forever People a full 5 out of 5 stars. If you love technology and how it works for good or bad, you need to read this book. Most of the time, technology is a force for good. Still, other times, it poses a moral dilemma, such as the characters in Forever People. You don’t want to miss this short novel.
Thank you to the author and R&R Book Tours for providing me with a copy of Forever People in exchange for an honest review.