SKELETAL by Emma Pullar
‘It is a fast paced read with plenty of action and twists and turns. The story is a very realistic one and portrayed a believable scenario of what the future could look like.’
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Gale City is the last city in the world and under the strict control of the illusive Centrals.
When females reach adulthood, they’re given the chance to compete at Showcase for the honour of becoming surrogates for the Morbihan – a highly intelligent, obese race of people, unable to procreate naturally. All the other girls are excited to become hosts, all except Megan Skyla.
Convinced there’s more to life, Skyla teams up with an unlikely friend and they go in search of a cure for the Morbihan condition. Things don’t go to plan and their journey becomes a harrowing quest fraught with danger and deceit.
How can Skyla discover the truth when everything she’s been told is a lie? Can anyone in Gale City ever really be free?
Skyla is about to discover that freedom has a price and she’s going have the fight to survive.
Skeletal is a disturbing vision of the future and a literary thriller unlike any other.
I don’t usually read Dystopian genre but I like to read outside my comfort zone occasionally so gave this book a chance. I think it will appeal to all readers of Crime Fiction and Contemporary Fiction as well as Dystopian.
It is a fast paced read with plenty of action and twists and turns. The story is a very realistic one and portrayed a believable scenario of what the future could look like.
I love Sky she is an independent character who refuses to conform to what the authorities dictate and starts on a mission to find a new life. She is joined in her quest by Bunce who also wants a different future to the one he is destined for. He is a unique character that grows on you as the book progresses.
I am in total awe of the writer of this book. How you think up the characters and plot for a book like this I have no idea but it has been done brilliantly. There are a lot of ‘hidden’ issues that brought new dimensions to the story.
Many thanks to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.
Emma Pullar is a writer of dark fiction and children’s books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, went to number four on the national bestseller list and was named best opening lines by NZ Post. You can read her SJV Award shortlisted horror story, London’s Crawling, in the Dark Minds charity collection and her dystopian sci-fi story, Old Trees Don’t Bend, in The Anthropocene Chronicles. Emma has also written three shortlisted stories for Create50 which are awaiting the winner announcement. Her debut novel SKELETAL published by Bloodhound Books is due for release 27th October 2017.
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