Today I’m on the book tour for Earth 101 by Emae Church, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos book tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy.
Synopsis: At Hill Derry High School…
…students were vanishing from existence.
Why was Jayne the only one who could remember them?
At 17-years old, Jayne excels at math and science, hangs out with the goth crowd and has a new crush. The new boy at school, Aithen, is cute, but there’s something else about him she can’t quite put her finger on.
There was only one problem.
Laura, her friend turned nemesis, just vanished in front of her eyes.
It didn’t seem possible and must be some sort of hallucination. Was it the bump on the head from last year or something else? She just couldn’t figure it out.
But why doesn’t anyone believe her?
With a reputation for getting into trouble, Jayne will need to convince the boy she likes to help her save the ones she loves. But he has a secret, and nothing is as it seems.
Will life ever get back to normal in time for graduation?
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧.5
My Thoughts: this was a really interesting listen, the premise really intrigued me, students going missing, well more than that.. it’s like they never even existed.. so why can Jayne remember them? & why is there a couple of people at school who seem to act like they know something every time she mentions the names of the missing girls?
The first 1/3 of this book was quite slow paced and I felt like it was aimed at younger side of YA, but then the action really starts and it pulls you in quite quickly after.
I actually loved Aiten and Erek, they were quite complex characters with a lot of layers you had to peel back, but it made for interesting reading.
I found Jayne a little dramatic and whiny to begin with, but she found her strength once she had no choice (no spoilers here)
It’s been a while since I read a sci-fi spacey read and I really enjoyed this, it was definitely a solid start to what I’m hoping will be a new series because that ending.. 🤯
I loved listening to this on audio it felt really immersive and had a lot of depth, not sure I would’ve enjoyed it as much if I had physically read it!