Monday, October 24, 2016

#Review: Autonomy by Jude Houghton | #Giveaway @XpressoTours


Jude Houghton

Published by: Grimbold Books

Publication date: July 29th 2016

Genres: Dystopian, New Adult, Science Fiction

Balmoral Murraine works in a Battery, assembling devices she doesn’t understand for starvation pay. Pasco Eborgersen is the pampered son of an Elite, trying to navigate the temptations of the Pleasure Houses, the self-sacrifice of the Faith, and the high-octane excitement of Steel Ball. They are two strangers, who never should have met, and now they will rip apart the world.
What happens when ninety percent of the world lives on skaatch – a jellyfish and insect composite? 
What happens when mankind spends more time in alternative life sims instead of in the “real” world?
What happens when economic interest is the sole determinant of global decision making?
What happens when a single secret is discovered that calls into question everything we have ever believed?
Welcome to the Autonomy. Welcome to your future.

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book as part of this blog tour.

When I started reading this book, I must be honest, I was not expecting it to bring such an impact. I thought: "Okay, I'll get an introduction to the character, the society and system, and then the story will take off."


That was not the case. I don't know. Maybe past experiences are the reason this book left such an impact in the first few pages. Or maybe I just have a sensitive spot for mothers in this position. Either way, this book smacked with a wave that left me thinking: "Whoa! That just happened." Balmoral's character is brought to life in such an interesting way. 

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
The author's writing had me from the start. Great character(s); great reading plot pace. I would say that if you like books such as Divergent then you will like this one. But I would add that this book is its own substance. Its extremely unique and I would totally read it again. 

About the Author
Jude developed a love of fantasy from a relatively early age after realising an innate talent for making stuff up could result in something other than detention. Working across the globe in fields as diverse as journalism, data entry, sales, management consultancy and babysitting, Jude has partially succeeded in putting an English and History degree from Oxford University to good use. A somnambulist, insomniac, lover of letters, Jude writes late into the night, most nights, tumbling down the rabbit hole to dream of other lives. Jude currently lives in Pennsylvania with an over-enthusiastic family and absurdly entitled dog.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a fun read! :)