By: Anne Corlett
Genre: Scifi / Dystopian
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Summary from Goodreads: In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.
All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit...
Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.
Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be...
Review: Ann Corlett has brought to life a colorful universe. It has a real Firefly kind of vibe, and I love that. The story progresses quickly, but the middle was a little slow for my taste. It picked back up in the last quarter of the book where exciting things happen and that's when I was on the edge of my seat, hoping that Jamie can save the day and humanity. Four stars for Corlett. This was a great read.