Release: 25th January 2018
Synopsis: Tom and Kate’s daughter turns six tomorrow, and they have to tell her about sleep. If you sleep unwatched, you could be Taken. If you are Taken, then watching won’t save you. Nothing saves you. Your knowledge. Your memories. Your dreams.
If all you are is on the Feed, what will you become when the Feed goes down? For Tom and Kate, in the six years since the world collapsed, every day has been a fight for survival. And when their daughter, Bea, goes missing, they will question whether they can even trust each other anymore. The threat is closer than they realise…
An intense and gripping novel that shows the potential consequences of becoming so dependent on technology.
I was given this book at the New Voices 2018 – Manchester Event the other week, and couldn’t wait to get into it – the cover completely caught my eye and after talking to Nick I was even more invested with the story and loved his passion for it.
This book had quite a slow start for me personally, but once I got to the second half of the book it was almost impossible to put down. I was so invested and desperate to know what happened next. I especially loved the plot overall, it is so well thought out and very Black Mirror-esque which is one of my favourite things.
It was so well written and I was a fan of how you never really seemed to know some characters and was kept questioning as to who was Taken, and who wasn’t. I loved this mystery addition to the story, and it kept the thrilling atmosphere alive.
The use of split POV worked brilliantly. It was great to find out how each character was feeling at different times, and allowed for such an inclusive insight into the mind of the characters. Even with the slow start, by the end I was completely sold on the story, and was hooked until the final page.
I loved the ending of the book. It was not only so unbelievably clever but also I loved how it came full circle. I felt so satisfied with it, and that I could happily finish the story there, which is always important with books as I hate endings that leave me questioning parts of the plot! It also had such a welcome twist – a perfectly thrilling ending.
This is definitely one to look out for if you’re a Black Mirror fan. Not only will it leave you questioning how much you depend on technology, but it will make you wonder how much you really know people. Brilliant debut.
You can pre-order The Feed on Amazon UK here!
*NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*