I’ve been on a small reading spree. I’m trying to stop letting books pile up, be they physical books, or files in ym cloud reader(s). I confess, I have no less than 4 e-reader apps on my phone/computer, and we’re not even going to mention the number of books piled up in my office. In any case, I finished a book I’d been slacking on:
All Things Rise by Missouri Vaun
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
100 years after the collapse of big oil and industry, humanity has fled the ground for the skies. Living in floating “cloud cities”, they eat synthetic food, wear synthetic clothing, and live a peaceful life. Ava, a pilot, flees her city in an effort to clear her mind after a botched attempt at intimacy with a long time friend. She crashes into the ground, and meets Cole, a young woman who helps her aunts run a farm. Ava quickly learns that everything she has learned about the ground life is false. Upon being gravely injured, Cole is whisked away to the cloud city for medical attention. She meets Audrey, the friend and failed relationship of Ava. A strong connection binds them instantly.
So…what we have here is a ” surprise, imagined love interest is not” followed by the “love at first sight” cliché followed by “gasp, the people different from me are still people?!” cliché followed by the “this is for your own good because you’re obviously not smart enough to make decisions for yourself, you inferior being” cliché with bits of gratuitous sex in between.
Points off for massive overuse of “cloud city”, ” boyish and boyishly good – looking” as descriptives. Warnings for : descriptive sex [between women] and repetitive adjectives. 2 stars.
Then I remembered I’d gotten a free book from the Barnes & Noble Nook store, called Days Gone Bad by Erik R. Asher