Recently, I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of Shari Lopatin’s debut novel, The Apollo Illusion, which is due to be released on May 19, 2018.
I have been reading her blog for many years, so jumped at the chance to check our her first novel. I found it to be an enjoyable read and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading.
The Apollo Illusion is an enthralling dystopian story. Once I started reading, I could not put it down. The story is compelling and holds your attention to the very end. In a George Orwell-type of way, this story makes you think about the future of society, especially given today’s climate about truth, privacy, and privilege.
The story is well-written and captivating. You are immediately sucked into the lives of the characters. Shari weaves together mystery, political commentary, and ordinary life into a believable story about a girl who is seeking the truth about what lies beyond the towering wall surrounding her home state of Apollo.
The Apollo Illusion will leave you with many issues to think about, such as the control of information and the power of propaganda, both of which are hot topics in today’s society. I believe the story does present extremes of both sides, but it does give one a glimpse into what society could become if we go too far in any direction.
Lastly, though The Apollo Illusion does contain a little bit of language and one “steamy” scene, none of it detracts from the story nor was it overly excessive. It is obvious it wasn’t placed in for shock value, but what was needed for the characters and story line to move forward.
I hope you’ll give this novel a chance. Check out the trailer and pre-order links below.
The Apollo Illusion, is now available for pre-order for just $2.99! The Apollo Illusion may increase in price after launch. So grab it now while you’re only splurging a couple of bucks on an “unknown author” and the book that piqued your curiosity.
You can pre-order the book using one of the following links:
The paperback will be available upon launch on May 19, so sign up for Shari Lopatin’s email list, “The Readers Club,” at http://eepurl.com/c_M_0L to be notified the moment print copies go on sale.
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