I read some amazing books in 2020 and I would like to share them again with you, updated with the authors most recent releases and their biography.
Today I am sharing my review from May 2020 for Wasteland (Operation Galton Book 2) stand alone sequel to Hope by Terry Tyler.
About the book
“Those who escape ‘the system’ are left to survive outside society. The fortunate find places in off-grid communities; the others disappear into the wasteland.”
The year: 2061. In the new UK megacities, the government watches every move you make. Speech is no longer free—an ‘offensive’ word reaching the wrong ear means a social demerit and a hefty fine. One too many demerits? Job loss and eviction, with free transport to your nearest community for the homeless: the Hope Villages.
Rae Farrer is the ultimate megacity girl – tech-loving, hard-working, law-abiding and content – until a shocking discovery about her birth forces her to question every aspect of life in UK Megacity 12.
On the other side of the supposedly safe megacity walls, a few wastelanders suspect that their freedom cannot last forever…
Wasteland is the stand-alone sequel to ‘Hope’, the concluding book in the two-part Operation Galton series, and Terry Tyler’s twenty-first publication.
My review for Wasteland May 9th 2020
A fast paced page turner with a plot that is a little too close to home….
We all have fears about our place in the rapidly evolving world around us that are only intensified in times of global pandemics. Conspiracies are rife about origins of disasters and combined with ever increasing surveillance and technological advances, it does not take much encouragement to imagine a time in the future when freedoms are surrendered and those in power abuse the trust in them.
Wasteland is the stand alone sequel to Hope, a book that is worth reading first however, to set the scene for this book. Following on from the growth of the mega cities and the last resort hostels called Hope Villages, those in power have more incursions planned into the freedom enjoyed by those who have chosen to live outside in the wastelands. Tolerated so far and even assisted to a degree, they now face dire consequences for not towing the party line.
We follow Rae, who has begun to have doubts about this ‘perfect’ life that has been created for her generation. Including the early indoctrination of children in government run programmes. The future is mapped out for all of them, and with big brother listening in on every thought, word and deed, it is more than a challenge to extract yourself from their grasp.
Aided by other free thinkers within the walls of the megacity, and the resistance network outside in the wastelands, Rae begins a journey into the unknown and her past.
She meets a fascinating cast of characters on her mission to find her family, each with their own story to tell that bring surprises, revelations and comradeship. Rae joins those of them already living on the edge, in a desperate race to reach safety as the government puts into action their next phase of domination.
Apart from the people that pull you into their lives, as you read further in to the story, there is a growing sense of dread as you are given a behind the scenes glimpse into the governments plans for those who have failed to be indoctrinated. Anyone reading the book will already be able to identify some parallels in our own world, and it is not difficult to project those into the future in 50 years time.
I have read all the Project Renova books and their spinoffs and I am a fan even though there are times when they make me feel uncomfortable. A mark of a well written novel and one I am happy to recommend.
About Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler is the author of twenty-one books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Wasteland’, the sequel to ‘Hope’. She is currently working on ‘The Visitor’, a post-apocalyptic murder mystery set in the same world as her Project Renova series. Proud to be independently published, she is also an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.
Terry is a Walking Dead addict, and has a great interest in history (particularly 14th-17th century), and all things post-apocalyptic/sociological/cultural/anthropological, generally. She loves South Park, Netflix binges, and going for long walks in quiet places where there are lots of trees. She lives in the north east of England with her husband.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have enjoyed my review of Terry’s book and will head over to Amazon to check out all of her work.. thanks Sally.