Reading Quest » The Effort by Claire Holroyde
I had the immense privilege of reading an ARC of the near-future sci-fi novel THE EFFORT by Claire Holroyde!
A smart, authentic tale about humanity, friendship, and survival, THE EFFORT offers a wholly unique and unexpected take on apocalyptic fiction that will stay with me for years to come.
I fell in love with every one of the characters, each alluring and relatable in their own way. The diverse locations and circumstances of each perspective give the reader a sweeping yet intimate look at the collapse of society as seen first-hand from those living it.
THE EFFORT takes a hard look at issues of internationality, corruption, climate change, rural-urban interdependence, morality, interpersonal relationships, and so much more. The story takes routes I didn’t expect, and the surprises continue through to the very end, making this a page-turner you’ll want to clear your schedule for.
In short, I absolutely loved this beautifully dark, realistic look at how society might cope with an imminent extinction-level event. Highly recommend!
Thank you to the author and Grand Central Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!
THE EFFORT is out January 12 from Grand Central Publishing, links below! 🚀💥☄️
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