Friday, November 30, 2012

Rootless by Chris Howard

Here is a dystopian view of the future, when the climate has changed so much the ocean is a surge, corn is the main food, and there are no more trees.  Can you imagine eating popcorn for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Scholastic and Net Galley let me download a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow, so check with your local bookstore to get a copy.

This is a world where Gen-Tech rules.  They have manufactured corn that locusts can't hurt and they sell you what you can afford to buy.  There is no other food source.  Banyon is a tree builder.  With no real trees, folks ask for metal trees.  It's all built from scraps.

Banyon lost his father in the desert while close to Vega and he's regretted it ever since.  When he is building trees for a family and sees a picture of real trees and his father, he's ready to go find him.

This quest will pit Banyon against horrors he could never even imagine.  I've read horror stories before but this one will stick with me for a while.  It's just believable enough to make you shiver.

If you like a dark tale that keep stressing you out, this book is for you.  And it's Book 1 in the series.  There will be more...

Happy reading.    

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