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Blog Tour Review - Looking for Lucie by Amanda Addison

 Blog Tour Review - Looking for Lucie by Amanda Addison "Where are you really from?" It's a question every brown girl in a white-washed town is familiar with, and one that Lucie has never been able to answer. All she knows is that her mother is white, she's never met her father, and she looks nothing like the rest of her family. She can't even talk about it because everyone says it shouldn't matter! Well, it matters to Lucie and-with her new friend Nav, who knows exactly who he is-she's determined to find some answers. What do you do when your entire existence is a question with no answer? You do a DNA test. Looking for Lucie is a fascinating look at what it is like growing up mixed race in contemporary Britain. It's a story about family and culture, and what they can mean for different people, as Lucie tries to figure out where she fits into the world. She doesn't look like any of the rest of her family, and her ethnicity is impossible to figure o

Review - Dark Matter: Evolution by Teri Terry

Review - Dark Matter: Evolution by Teri Terry

Shay has followed Xander and joined his mysterious scientific cult at their remote Scottish compound. She's desperately searching for Callie, who went missing before the start of the epidemic that kills 95% of cases, and leaves a tiny number of survivors with astonishing new powers.

Can Shay uncover the truth about the origins of the epidemic, find Callie and perhaps even rekindle her relationship with Kai? Or will Xander's grand plans destroy them all for ever?

Morally complex, thrilling and very clever. 

I've enjoyed the whole of this trilogy and Evolution didn't disappoint as it brought the whole thing to an end.

The science has been quite grounded through the first two books, considering the subject matter. I felt like Evolution took it a little further 'out there' at times, but I think it worked within the story and worked as an explanation for the sickness that's been affecting people in different ways.

The POV characters took quite a surprising turn. I definitely missed one of my favourite voices from the earlier two novels, but it played out really effectively. Each POV character got a fair amount of attention, and it never felt like I was being directed away from what I wanted to see.

One of my favourite elements of Teri Terry's writing is the moral complexity and ambiguity, and this was better than ever in Evolution. It was so hard to tell who was right and who was wrong, or even if there was a right or a wrong. Yet despite this complexity, there was a clear bad guy, and a clear heroine. I just wasn't sure how much I agreed or disagreed with their motivations and actions. This grey area makes this trilogy a fascinating one.


Dark Matter: Evolution by Teri Terry is out now, published by Hachette.

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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