Title: Hollowgirl (Twinmaker #3)
Author: Sean Williams
Synopsis: Clair’s world has been destroyed – again. The only remaining hope of survival is for her and Q to enter the Yard, a simulation as detailed – and as real – as the home they have lost. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills. The other Clair is headstrong, impulsive, suspicious – just like Clair herself used to be, and their very existence is causing cracks. As Clair searches for a solution, a surprising new ally emerges from the ashes. Together they fight their way through the digital and political minefield in the hope of saving Jesse, her friends and the whole of humanity.
HUGE thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy for review!
I. LOVE. THESE. BOOKS!
I read Twinmaker back when it first came out and LOVED it. Then I read Crashland and while I really enjoyed it, I remember being confused about some things that I’d forgotten fromTwinmaker. So when I got a copy of this book I knew that I was going to be even MORE confused because I’d forgotten so much from the first book… so I did a re-read. I almost NEVER do this, and I am SO glad that I did. I HIGHLY recommend reading these books one after another, if not very closely after having finished the previous book because these books ARE complex. There IS a lot of science, a lot of people (and people dying, and then coming back… and then dying…) and just so much going on that if you can keep track of it all you’ll enjoy these books MUCH more than if you read them spaced out and forget important things.
I’m really surprised that in the WE NEED DIVERSE books movement and culture that we’re currently participating in that these books aren’t mentioned more. The MC is a POC and they live in a futuristic world where genders are fluid and same sex couples are the norm. It’s a very beautiful world (sadly not without terrorists and dictators) that I actually would love to live in. Science has advanced beyond our wildest imagination (or so we think! I wouldn’t be shocked to know that a lot of this stuff IS going to be happening soon if it hasn’t already happened). I don’t remember exactly, but I think the author is doing (was doing) his PhD on some of the science that he fictionalizes in this book. I’m going to need to check that out…
I LOVE the characters in this book. I love how diverse they are and how they all grow and make mistakes (some are HORRIBLE mistakes) and how they are always trying to do what’s right. There’s a lot of philosophy in these books and a lot of debate about ethics. Some things discusses in these books rings very true about our current society.
I highly recommend these books and really hope that everyone will check them out. Despite being on the thicker side, these are a quick read (I flew through all three in a week) and there are so many unpredictable twists and turns being thrown at you that you wont want to put them down!