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Review: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!!

Today I wanted to share my review of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. It doesn’t fall into Christian fiction genre, but it is a clean read. It’s more YA Sci-fi. So, if you’re ready to take a chance on another genre, please do. Read my review on why. 🙂

About the Book

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From the back cover: “Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.

For Miguel, Earth’s charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.”

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Review

Wow. The Evaporation of Sofi Snow was a mixture of The Hunger Games trilogy, the movie Runaway Man featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and some high tech movie I can’t think of as of yet. All to say: wow!

What I liked:
High tech toys! Seriously, what’s not to love. Sofi Snow lives in a world where most illnesses have been eradicated thanks to cures. FanFight games (think Hunger Games without the death) run by tech geniuses. And another planet just chilling outside of Earth’s atmosphere. It was almost like reading a movie script.

The characters! Sofi and Miguel each intrigued me. Not to mention the sparks and thinly disguised disgust on Sofi’s part. Think woman scorned plus the old adage, “a thin line between love and hate.” Sofi’s had a hard life, but she’s determined not to let it get her down. And Miguel, well he’s searching for redemption. Of course, there’s a host of secondary characters that keeps the story moving and engaging as you play the game: whodunnit.

Underlying themes! Mary Weber is famous for this. She always touches upon a real life issue and uses fiction to unearth the root cause and show hope. This book’s theme: trafficking. It’s horrifying to imagine, but Ms. Weber does it in away that you won’t pass out reading it, but understand the underlying emotion and thought that this does go on in real life.

So what say you? Have you read it? Liked it? Loved it? Unsure? Share your thoughts, but please no spoilers.

*I received an ARC copy from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.

About the Author

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Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean.

Mary’s debut, Storm Siren, was featured in the Scholastic Book Fair, and her novels have been endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors Marissa Meyer, Jay Asher, Wendy Higgins, CJ Redwine, Shannon Messenger, and Jonathan Maberry.

You can also find Mary’s fun interviews in the paperback of Marissa Meyer’s NYT bestselling, CRESS, and in Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY movie tie-in edition. Most recently, you can see her and her family as extras in the NETFLIX Original Series, 13 REASONS WHY.

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