Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Futura by Jordan Phillips - Review


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I received this novella from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

By 2050 the Invisibles have practically taken over and this is no different for Paris, France. Some are in the microchips embedded nearly everywhere, but some are slightly more visible since they power robots. Either way, though, humans have been very underutilized. Ruby, an American living in Paris, is going to have to learn how to thrive in a her utopian new home.

I really like the concept behind Futura with Paris as a futuristic utopian society, but I honestly found this meditation incredibly dull. I went from not caring about any of the characters to actively disliking Ruby, our leading lady. I think I would have preferred a story on the Basics and especially the Holdouts. I also could be reading to hard into this, but I'd say this could have the makings of a much more interesting dystopia.

Overall, I think Jordan Phillips has a lot of potential with an intriguing concept. In the end, though, it wasn't for me as a utopian story. There's so much more I would have preferred to see covered.


I read this novella from February 22 - 24, 2018 and my review is also on Goodreads.

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