Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Review: MARTians by Blythe Woolston

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Review: MARTians by Blythe Woolston

Last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical ID 009-99-9999, has just been graduated. Early. Her options: wait for her home to be foreclosed and stripped of anything valuable now that AnnaMom has moved away, or move to the Warren, an abandoned strip-mall-turned-refuge for other left-behinds—a safe place, and close to AllMART, Zoë’s new employer, where “your smile is AllMART’s welcome mat.” Zoë may be the last girl, but her name means “life,” and Zoë isn’t ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss. Zoë wants to live.

My review
An easy to read science fiction, with a consumerist message.
I felt quite sorry for Zoe and was intrigued by the way she coped with a world almost as strange to her as it is to the reader. The world itself is at times just a little too bizarre to be believeable, at others all too familiar. This means that, overall, it creates a very atmospheric sense of unease that reflects well the characters' emotions.
It only too me one day to reade this book and that's a real shame because I felt that there were many issues that deserved being tackled more indepth. I would definatly read any sequels that came out.
One to read when you want something quick and easy between more seriousl reads.


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