Utopia Falls

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Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2021
Crossroad Press, Mystique Press

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Society has reached its peak within the walled city of Utopia. While the outside world lies in inhospitable ruins, the city within brims with technological marvels—all thanks to a benevolent god that appeared during humanity’s darkest hour. But with the city on the verge of overpopulation, and the world outside not promised to be safe, time is running out for the Utopian people, and it’ll take one brave young woman to change the course of history.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Hillen has lived in the shadow of the god her entire life. With a promising future in medicine, she believes that her future is set in stone. What she doesn’t expect is for her Aptitude Test scores to come back with exemplary remarks—or to be chosen as her city’s next Holy Conduit.

As the Holy Conduit, Ember can connect with, and receive visions of, her god’s desires for the Utopian city. The only problem? Her god is implying that her people must somehow journey beyond their isolated city to build a new world in the wasteland. But with the mad leader of the premier engineering facility within Utopia attempting to sway Ember through whatever means possible, Ember must make a choice that will change a life forever. The only question is: can she withstand the storm that will follow?

Society has reached its peak within the walled city of Utopia. While the outside world lies in inhospitable ruins, the city within brims with technological marvels—all thanks to a benevolent god that...

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this was a well done scifi novel, I really enjoyed going through this journey. The characters were great and I really enjoyed getting to know them.

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First, I was given a copy to review by NetGalley.

Second, kudos to the author on world building and characterization. As I was reading, it literally felt like I was living in the world of Utopia, because that's how descriptive and inventive this world was to me. And the god? How alien and terrifying and beautiful would it be to witness a living god day and night? Manifesting for all to witness, yet like any god, so incredibly impenetrable to everyone except for its chosen, the Holy Conduit.

This novel literally had me on the edge of my seat till the very end and it's rare that I haven't guessed at the ending like I normally would. And, it's true with this novel. I got to the end... and thought, that's it? Honestly, I would have to say the ending is my only criticism only because I wanted to see what happened next. Up until that point, the story was flowing, I was so involved with the characters, and I really wanted to know how all of it would end, and it really wasn't an ending I was expecting. Nor was I expecting this book to have a sequel, so I can say I am a little disappointed by the ending, but it still is a very well-written book.

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Thank you to the publishers, author and NetGalley for the free copy of this book.

I'm very dividing on my opinions on this book. The world building was excellent- very detailed and imaginative! The writing style, on the other hand, threw me off a bit. I almost felt like it was stream of consciousness style and I had a hard time getting into it. I think this could be a great story line over all, just not my favorite.

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