It’s that time again guys! Here’s another BOOK REVIEW! 😀
This time around it is “Girl of Glass” by the very talented author, Megan O’Russell. And I have to say, even though this book is not what I usually read, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Especially the Sci-Fi, futuristic feel I felt off of it.
The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention, and new drugs have given the outsiders the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid – but it comes at a price.
Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, being trained to protect her little piece of the world that has been chosen to survive. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving. But when outsider Kieran Wynne begs for Nola’s help in saving an innocent life, she is drawn into a world of darkness and danger. The suffering on the other side of the glass is beyond anything Nola had imagined, and turning her back on the outside world to return to the safety of the domes may be more than she can stand. Even when her home is threatened by the very people Nola wants to help.
Now, March 27th 2017, I am laid in bed having not long finished reading and reviewing Letters to Eloise (Letters to Eloise) and I got an interesting email on my Gmail account, another book reviewing opportunity had arose and I was very much ready to accept! :D. Megan O’Russell emailed me due to our recent Twitter connection we had made and wondered whether I would like the opportunity to review her book for her with a copy of the first chapter enclosed in the email. And even though I was not sure where the book would be leading after I read the first chapter, I was still heavily intrigued. So I said yes as I really wanted to read on.
The first chapter had struck me, as even though it didn’t say HUGE amounts, it said just the right amount to hook and draw me in and that, I loved.
Girl of Glass really did not disappoint. It made me realise I liked a genre I had never read much into before, but it also satisfied my needs for my romance side since the main character, Nola, finds herself torn between two guys, all while trapped in a world which she isn’t too sure she wants to be in, meaning her decision is ALSO torn between two very different worlds!! It is a lot for the Nola to contend with, she is still only a teenager, but her heart is in two places but, one half of the heart lives in one world and the other in another. Alternatively making this much harder for her as a young lady trying to make the right choices in life.
I loved the whole idea of people in the future having to live underneath a glass dome due to infection and disease outside in the other world, even though nothing else relates to this I got a Star Wars feel to it which I obviously loved.. The Star Wars feel literally related to the glass dome world, not the outer world though. All in all I felt this read really made you feel like you was there in this world, this situation and Nola’s life! Like you were going through it all with her and I absolutely loved that, it made everything pull at the heart strings that much more.
Upon finishing this book I asked Megan herself a question I had thought the entire way through the book,
“What gave you the overall idea for the book? What basically inspired you?”
to which she replied
” The project sort of came together in two phases. First, on a nine-mile hike in Alaska with my husband, we started talking about books that blend genres, and I decided I wanted to find a way to do that. Mixing dystopian, sci-fi, and fantasy into something fun. The original file title for the project was SciFantTopia. Silly, but it made me giggle. The other big choice was the point of view I wanted to work from. So many dystopian stories come from the side of the downtrodden. We all know what’s going to happen when they take your land, your food, your children. But if you are one of the few who isn’t threatened and you’re watching others suffer, what is your obligation to help those in need? What are the consequences of ignoring the suffering of the many? Those were the things I wanted to explore. ”
And I now feel like I love this book even more due to her answer! So thank you Megan for giving me this opportunity to read and review your book for you! 10/10 book for sure. You can buy a copy of “Girl of Glass” here on Amazon, Amazon, Girl of Glass, go grab yourselves a copy NOW!
With love, Charlotte x