Monday, September 17, 2012
Review: The Forever Contract
By Avery Sawyer
Genre YA dystopian
Recommended by Jessica
First sentece All anyone ever talked about these days was going into the system.
Told from alternating POVs, comes a novella about a very scary future world. Water is rationed, and people spend all their time digging wells, but there's a chance to get out. Enter the system a computer program that offers whatever you can imagine. The problem? There's no coming out again.
What it has going for it
I was ready to really enjoy this one. I really loved Avery Sawyer's Notes To Self. The idea was, no, not unique but scarily realistic. It dragged up some interesting questions about how far we take technology and I liked that. It made me think and kinda scared me. I liked James and the lengths he was willing to go to for Casey. And, uh that's about all I liked.
I really was expecting something better than this. Sorry, but I was. Notes to Self was amazing and didn't feel at all like a self published book. This one, however, felt much more messily written. Plus there's the whole "short story" thing I struggle with. It just wasn't memorable, so much so, that I almost forgot to review it. Plus I think that the cover is so steamy but it did not fit the book AT ALL. I just don't get it.
It's really hard to choose a moment when you didn't particularly like the book. Just sayin'.
Yea or Nay?
Meh, it's not long and won't take you much time to read. I'll leave the decision up to you.