I don’t review every book I read, I would be so burnt out if I tried. Sometimes if a book is outside of my comfort zone and very good, I don’t feel qualified to review it. Like nothing I say would be good enough. When I love a book and can’t pull a review together I sometimes talk about it on Twitter a couple of times and move on. But it’s time to change that. It’s time to highlight kickass books that for whatever reason I haven’t reviewed.
This week I want to shout about a wonderful, intelligent, funny, violent and chaotic sci-fi read. It has altered humans, gangsters, corruption, a very smelly cat and her out of depth owner Zoey.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits is unlike anything I had read before. There are so many layers of awesome in this book that I have no idea where to start, so I’m just going to say thank you Beth at Before We Go Blog for introducing me to this series and give you the synopsis. This book has made me laugh, grimace and laugh some more.
Synopsis – Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements.
An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move.
Mysterious, smooth-talking power players who lurk behind the scenes.
A young woman from the trailer park.
And her very smelly cat.
Together, they will decide the future of mankind.
Get ready for a world in which anyone can have the powers of a god or the fame of a pop star, in which human achievement soars to new heights while its depravity plunges to the blackest depths. A world in which at least one cat smells like a seafood shop’s dumpster on a hot summer day.
This is the world in which Zoey Ashe finds herself, navigating a futuristic city in which one can find elements of the fantastic, nightmarish and ridiculous on any street corner. Her only trusted advisor is the aforementioned cat, but even in the future, cats cannot give advice. At least not any that you’d want to follow.
Will Zoey figure it all out in time? Or maybe the better question is, will you? After all, the future is coming sooner than you think.
I’m halfway through book 2 right now and I think it is even better than book 1. It also has the raddest cover, so I’m just going to drop that below.