This book kept getting recommended on my Goodreads account based on the books I have read, so I thought I would give it a go to get something new and different. And it is different from my normal fantasy reads, but I’d compare it to The Hunger Games and Divergent and the distopia genre and if you liked those you might enjoy this book too.
It’s set in a world where everyone can hear other people thoughts and it’s called noise. The way it’s described here is very different from the idea I had in my head of mind reading. This is uncontrolled and like buzzing all the time. There is no break from it.
The story follows Todd, a boy from a town of only men and he is the youngest and the last to become a grown man. The women all died from the noise germ. There are a lot of secrets, even though they can hear others thoughts. People go out of their way to not think about things and hide things under other thoughts, which means that there can be terrible secrets.
Todd learns the world he has grown up in is not what it seems and follows his journey with his dog and a friend he meets a long the way, through the world to find somewhere safe. There are a few twists, which I don’t want to give away too much.
I really liked the premise of this book and the style of writing, as well as the way it’s been read by Humphrey Bower, hooked me in so much that I looked forward to my journeys to and from work. It is the first book in the trilogy and ended on a cliff hanger, so I have put the other two on my wish list to get in the next couple of months.
I don’t know when I am going to have time to sit and read an actual book, but I am really enjoying listening to audio books and don’t feel I’m missing out on something I enjoy because of the my travelling and new schedule 🙂