Released: February 2nd, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, dystopia
Source: Review copy from publisher
The world is dying, overcrowded and polluted. Storms rage over the immensely tall tower blocks, attracted to Movers.
Movers are connected to people in the future, their Shadows. And moving your Shadow is highly illegal.
Patrick knows all too well what happens if you break the law: his father has been in the Shelves ever since he moved his Shadow. And now Patrick and his family are in danger again.
Following a catastrophic event at their school, Patrick must go on the run. Through filthy, teeming markets, forebrawler matches, a labyrinth of underground tunnels and beyond, he’ll need his wits and courage to escape the forces that want to take everything he loves.
What an action-packed exciting read! The premise of Movers grabbed me instantly and was very different from any other dystopian YA novel I’ve read. I pretty much flew through the book, eager to find out what the heck was going on.
I have to chat a bit about Movers and their Shadows. What a cool/creepy concept. And I love the fact that not all was as it seemed and that Patrick is never quite sure wha’s going on. He’s really feeling off balanced and that was so well written that as a reader I feel off balanced also.
I also think it’s interesting that Movers are looked down on and in some cases ostracized.
I really like that Patrick was thrown into the situation and has to form alliances with people that he isn’t 100% sure he could trust. I’m all about the group dynamics and love when different personalities are thrown together and have to deal with crap.
The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.