Futura: A Novella review

Title: Futura
Author: Jordan Phillips
Series: No Applicable
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 02 January 2018
Source: Smith Publicity
Format: Ebook
Pages: 90
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 29 December 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

By the year 2050, Paris is a stark contrast from other large cities, which had long ago morphed into ultramodern metropolises, where every new building was practically a city within a city. Even in France, humans cannot escape the fact that the Invisibles have taken over. Some come in the form of microscopic chips that are embedded practically everywhere, while others are more visible because they power robots. Humans were suddenly underutilized, and they would be forever.

Past futurists had cried that this would be disorienting and depressing, but it turned out to be quite liberating. Human qualities—good and bad—are tolerated because they are authentic, and not artificially created. To err is to be human, and these days, to be human is to be beautiful.
Futura follows a single American woman named Ruby as she figures out how to thrive in a dramatically different cultural landscape. This utopian novella pushes back on the cynical views many hold today. Instead, author Jordan Phillips has imagined a bright future for the entire human race. 



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

When I read the synopsis of this book because it sounded so unique. We often read about a dystopia, a world that isn't perfect and has a long way to go before it can become a utopia. Dystopian books are often disguised as a utopia in the beginning until a problem is introduced. I am really interested to see where this book will go.

Thank you so much to Smith Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was gorgeous. It was rich with detail and it felt like I was reading a masterpiece. It was amazing. 

Plot Thoughts:

The writing caused the plot to be a little dense. We weren't really telling an action filled story, instead we were faced with a possibility. The author's utopian world was displayed on the pages of this book. It was a refreshing view because it is so easy to think that the future will be filled with chaos and destruction. I felt like this book was a dream that I really wanted to come true.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, there isn't much to say other than it was such a great read. I loved the possibility of what I read. The writing was simply lyrical but it was also dense. The idea behind the book was brilliant it was a little silver lining at the beginning of the year. Thank you so much to Smith Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in reading,

Melleny




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