Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #Dystopia THE CITY BELOW THE CLOUDS by Thomas Galindo

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Today’s team review is from Terry, she blogs here https://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

#RBRT Review Team

Terry has been reading The City Below The Clouds by Thomas Galindo

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3.5 stars

Kalan and her younger sister, Sett, live in a climate-changed world in which every minute of every day is a struggle to survive. Kalan spends her days scrubbing infected lichen from walls of buildings, trying to earn enough for her and Sett to sleep with a roof over their heads. Life is cheap…

The premise of this book is original, inventive and interesting, and the writing itself is intelligent and evocative. Some of the characterisation is great – namely Sett and a band of itinerant scavengers, the ‘glow punks’ – but at other times I felt it came second in the author’s mind to describing the world he has created. Much of the world-building is delivered via an omniscient narrator, so it read like a…

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