Goodreads: The Apollo Illusion
Author: Shari Lopatin
Published: 19th May 2018 (BookBooks Publishing)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “The year is 2150, and bullied nineteen-year-old Flora can no longer ignore the burning curiosity to learn what’s behind the towering Wall surrounding her home state of Apollo. Citizens still read books, discuss philosophy, and send text messages, but questioning The Other Side is forbidden.
When Flora’s naïveté accidentally reveals a dark secret about Apollo, she’s forced into an isolated web of truth, lies, and survival. Fearing for her life, she leaves behind a clue for her childhood friend, Andrew, placing her last hope in their special bond.
THE APOLLO ILLUSION is a story for the hackers, the techies, the seekers, and the rebels of the world.” – Goodreads
Review: The romance side of things is a big part of the story. It doesn’t feel forced or overly cheesy. I didn’t feel like it added much to the story but then again I am not a romance kind of person. I liked how the story is hinting at a possible future that could happen to us in this day and age. Just the right push in a specific way could end up like this world the Author built. Where one side information is controlled so specifically. Or the other side where technology tells you when to brush your teeth when to go to sleep when to go loo.
The story made you think, is it better to be ignorant or not? Is the price of happiness worth it? It made you engage your brain and think.
It was a very slow burner, even when ‘action’ happened it didn’t really feel like action. The pace was very steady, didn’t feel like it really spiked at all.
(The Author loves sweet potato casserole. I have never seen it mentioned so much in my life.)
(Disclaimer: I got a copy from Author. Does not affect my review)