Books Magazine

#TheSwimmers by @beekeepermadrid

By Pamelascott

After the ravages of the Green Winter, Earth is a place of deep jungles and monstrous animals. The last of the human race is divided into surface dwellers and the people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.
Bearing witness to this divided planet is Pearl, a young techie with a thread of shuvani blood, who lives in the isolated forests of Gobari, navigating her mad mother and the strange blue light in the sky. But Pearl's stepfather promises her to a starborn called Arlo, and the world Pearl thought she knew will never be the same again.


This is a white and pristine room, no space for shadows. PEARL, 1


(@TitanBooks, 23 February 2021, 352 pages, ebook, copy from the publisher via # NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)



This is a new author for me. The blurb intrigued me. I enjoyed a lot about the book but some aspects fell a little short for me so it was a mixed bag of a read, a solid middle-of-the-road. The timeline of the book moves back and forth and it's not always clear where and when you are. It sometimes took a few pages to ground myself in time and place which I didn't like. I enjoyed the writing style, there's a dreamy aspect to the writing which I found very enjoyable. I liked the fact there are multiple narrators as well. I think the world building could have been better as I wanted to know more about how the world got to that point and I felt like in the Ring could have been explored more.

#TheSwimmers @beekeepermadrid

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog