So today as you can see from the title I’m reviewing Something To Tell You by David Edwards which is the first Speculative Fiction book that I’ve ever read! A quick thank you to Emma from Damp Pebbles Blog Tours for inviting me to take part.
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Something to Tell You follows the two families of Bert Leinster and his best friend Sam Murray, as the earth comes under bombardment by a Higgs Boson particle storm. The Central Control of the World council insists that survival depends on living underground, protected by The Envelope. As CCOW persuades humankind to hide in the Deeps, Bert cannot challenge CCOW nor comprehend why people cannot see the truth behind the lies.
Everything changes when he meets Her. Lily, a plant who becomes his enemy in the battle to save humankind, to save you… although 99.9% of you is empty space. Do you deserve saving?
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As I said in the introduction this is the first speculative fiction book that I have ever read so I think that is the reason it took me about one hundred pages to get into the story. We are also given a lot of information about science and physics at the beginning which went way over my head. However, once we settle into the story I found it fascinating and couldn’t put the book down! The premise is like nothing I’ve come across before, the end of the the world due to Higgs Boson Particle Storm.
What I found most interesting was the way in which the governments and world leaders reacted to the news that the end of the world was coming. The deceit and manipulation of the general population to try and keep the peace until the very end was actually pretty shocking yet I could definitely see this happening in a real life crisis.
The only reason why I cannot give this book 5 stars is because of how long it took me to get through the first 100 pages, however I really did enjoy the second half of this book! I don’t know how much I can say as I don’t want to spoil this for anyone, however there were some pretty shocking moments which actually brought tears to my eyes (yes me with the black heart very nearly shed tears). I would definitely read more by this author and I hope more people read this book as I need to discuss it fully with spoilers!!!
So who is David Edwards?
David Edwards previously published two anti-romance books under the pseudonym of Jack George Edmunson. He then published the historical novel, The Ebb & Flow, before moving over to children’s fiction with The Black Hand Gang. He currently lives in Switzerland.
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