"A work of fathomless imagination."--?Samantha Shannon, New York Times best-selling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree "Riveting and exciting, The Light at the Bottom of the World is a heart-racing adventure that reveals compelling and necessary truths about several critical issues of our times, while delivering all the thrills and twists of an epic quest. A stand-out, must-read book that engulfed me in its enthralling world and characters. Leyla McQueen is queen of the (under)seas!"--?S. K. Ali, author of 2018 Morris finalist Saints and Misfits and Love from A to Z "The Light at the Bottom of the World is a wonderfully refreshing epic adventure, with dynamite worldbuilding and a crafty heroine. Leyla's determination and talent will keep you hooked in her story, and you will be begging for Shah's next book before you've even finished this one."--?Rachel Strolle: Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library District "Shah's debut is a fast-paced masterpiece from start to finish. Readers will fall in love with passionate, persistent Leyla as well as her secretive, swoon-worthy companion, Ari. While the tropes of dystopian fiction-corrupt government, fear of the unknown-will be easily recognizable by fans of the genre, Shah has skillfully shaped a gorgeous world unlike any those fans have seen before. But be forewarned: the book ends on a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger. Highly recommended."--?School Library Journal --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. London Shah is a British-born Muslim author of Afghan descent. When not writing sci-fi thrillers, she enjoys drinking copious amounts of tea, listening to punk rock, or re-imagining the past. If she could have one superpower, it would be to breathe underwater. She currently resides in London. Shiromi Arserio is a stage actor, voice talent, and audiobook narrator. She holds a BA in theater from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In addition to narrating dozens of audiobooks, her voice can be heard in documentaries, e-learning projects, and video games such as Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion. A native of London, England, she currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and her two fur babies. --Este texto se refiere a la edición audioCD.. "A work of fathomless imagination"--SAMANTHA SHANNON, NYT bestselling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree In the last days of the twenty-first century, sea creatures swim through the ruins of London. Trapped in the abyss, humankind wavers between fear and hope--fear of what lurks in the depths around them, and hope that they might one day find a way back to the surface. When sixteen-year-old submersible racer Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the prestigious annual marathon, she sees an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. The Prime Minister promises the champion whatever their heart desires. But the race takes an unexpected turn, forcing Leyla to make an impossible choice. Now she must brave unfathomable waters and defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets, all the while dealing with a guarded, hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place. If Leyla fails to discover the truths at the heart of her world, or falls prey to her own fears, she risks capture--or worse. And her father will be lost to her forever. "A thrilling post apocalyptic tale, vividly described and emotionally rich"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "A fast-paced masterpiece from start to finish"SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL"A spectacular debut"BARNES & NOBLE TEEN"A thrilling journey packed with unexpected discoveries"KIRKUS REVIEWS "A genre-blending stunner of a novel"BOOK RIOT"One of the most unique debuts of 2019. Sparkles with skill."TOR.COM "The best YA novel of the year"OPEN LETTERS REVIEW "A thrilling narrative to get lost in. We've never read anything quite like it."PASTE MAGAZINE "Science-fiction at its best"POP CULTURALIST
Review I had heard great things about this book and I was so excited to be able to read it early and be part of the street team! This book was amazing and I cannot wait for the second book! I am so happy I was able to read this book and you all need to go buy it too! It is a phenomenal debut and I am so looking forward to reading everything London writes. Light is an ownvoices book with a British Pashtun Muslim main character. I absolutely loved seeing her in this book and that she was so very British! There was some very British references especially her love for tea! It was such a great thing to see, it felt like home. I also loved how much of her Pashtun culture was included in the book. The food references especially had me craving everything! This book is full of wonderfully diverse characters from Leyla and Ari to others they meet along their journey. Even in London the community is so diverse and it was just normal to them, I really loved seeing that. Hope is all I have right now; it’s as unending as the oceans – and I must hold on to it. I really loved Leyla, she is smart, resourceful and courageous yet she still feels afraid when she fears for her life and freezes which made her so much more real to me. But she doesn’t let her fear control her life which I loved seeing. She is determined to find her dad no matter the danger. Ari is other main character who is Leyla’s companion on her journey to find her dad. He is broody and angsty and I fell in love with him immediately! He is such a complex character and there is so much more to him than what we initially see. He is patient and kind and brave and protects Leyla and helps her to overcome her fears. I really loved them both together and how their friendship grows and of course their banter and bickering! This book has some incredible world building, we first get to explore London with Leyla and how it is recognisable as our London yet so different as everyone now lives underwater. When Leyla leaves London to find her dad we get to explore more of the UK with her and the world that London has created was so intricate and detailed and SO BEAUTIFUL. While I am not a fan of going in open water, I did make me want to be able to see that world. "People always find a way to keep from losing one another – from losing themselves." The story is full of mystery and intrigue and as the story goes on we realise that not everything we know about the world is true, it made me want to read just one more chapter because I needed to know what was happening! Also the mind blowing plot twists! I did not see them coming! They left me in shock and wandering what else that Leyla believed to be true wasn’t. The ending also left me reeling, it’s one hell of a cliffhanger and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive the wait for the next book! One of the things that I loved was how despite there being some very heavy topics and intense parts of the book, London wove humour through it so well and the lighter moments had me cracking up! The way that the people thought we lived before everyone lived underwater, nostalgia with rose tinted glasses. It was such funny moments and I loved it so much! "Old world trains were spotless, and everyone chatted, knew one another. It was safe as houses. And they never broke down – not once. Zero delays!" I could go on forever about all the things I loved about this book and I highly recommend you all read it!
Best Book Ever Best book I have read in years ! Finished it last night and can't get it out of my head.The world building alone blew me away.it should be on everyone's list! Looking forward to seeing where it goes, can't wait for book 2! Really need to know what happens next.
Awesome exhilarating read Addictive book. Beautiful read. Shah transports you to another world. The underwater world. Cant wait for the next book.
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