Happy Monday, bibliophiles!
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.
This one is a more recent addition to my TBR. It hasn’t gotten a lot of hype or recognition, but if it lives up to my expectations, it seems like a fascinating of sci-fi, with a bit of horror blended in. (???)
Let’s begin, shall we?
GOODREADS MONDAY (3/2/20)–DO YOU DREAM OF TERRA-TWO? by Temi Oh
A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for most of their lives.
It will take the team 23 years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years spent in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong.
So why do I want to read this?
Other than my insatiable appetite for sci-fi, I’m interested to see how this alternate history plays out. The synopsis is reminiscent of books like Contagion, Tangled Planet, and The Pioneer, all books that have been chiefly speculative sci-fi, with a blend of survival horror within them. If anything, I’m just expecting a fun, sci-fi thriller that’ll keep me on the edge of my seat. Also, the title is pretty fun, not gonna lie.
That just about wraps up this week’s Goodreads Monday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!
3 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday (3/2/20)–Do You Dream of Terra-Two?”
This doesn’t quite have thriller vibes. I read it as an ARC and it’s definitely a little too much on the slow moving side and needed some finer editing as it goes on a little too long. But it is incredibly interesting if you’re interested in character studies rather than plot driven books. Ultimately I enjoyed it and would read more from the author in future because I can see her potential
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Huh, interesting. I’m a fan of character studies, so I think I still might stick around
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