Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oasis

By: Eilis Barrett
Location: FIC BAR
Genre: science-fiction post-apocalyptic

 The blurb on the back of this book is stunning.. and this book was written by a 16 year old!! Go you!!!!

'Maybe freedom is knowing who you are, so no one can try to make you think you're someone else"

What is freedom? It is a good question. Free to move, free to make decisions, free to think, free to chose our home,  free to chose employment, free to chose who we love..
What about free to pursue peace, free to be just, free to be prosperous, free to have order.
Is freedom a selfish thing or a corporate thing. I think in places like Syria freedom six years ago was a private thing, something one determined for themselves- now it has become a national issue, even an international issue- what freedom was for a Syrian six years ago is very very different from today.
This book is about freedom- set in a very different world to Syria but perhaps the theme of survival is exactly the same except Syria's virus is war!
  
IN THE NEAR FUTURE, A VIRUS WILL DRIVE HUMANKIND TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION. WITH THE ILLNESS SPREADING FASTER THAN ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL IT, AND SOCIETY COLLAPSING, THE LAST SURVIVING CITY WILL BECOME A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SURVIVORS.

Walled off from the outside world, this city is christened Oasis.

Governing on a promise to protect its citizens from infection at all costs, the government of Oasis begins to impose its vision of the perfect society. Every aspect of life is controlled, and the city begins to take on a new, sinister shape.

Born into this world is Quincy Emerson, a resident of the Outer Sector Dorms, brutal housing institutions reserved for those judged at risk of infection. Beyond the walls of Oasis, however, something is stirring, and events are about to overtake Quincy. Her fate, it turns out, may not be written in her genes.....






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