Thursday, February 18, 2021

Release Day! You Knew the Price by Susan Kaye Quinn ~ My Thoughts #YouKnewThePrice

Congrats Susan
on the release today of
You Knew the Price!

You Knew the Price by Susan Kaye Quinn
(Nothing is Promised #2)
ebook,  137 pages
Published February 18, 2021 by Twisted Space LLC

The choice you make is the future you create.

Climate-driven plagues haunt humanity, and it’s Regional Director Zuri Hill-Gray’s job to keep the clean-energy grid running.

Zuri has the perfect life—a beautiful home on the Hillstead, a loving family, and a powerful job keeping the LA Basin’s grid humming. If only she didn’t see the ghost of her dead twin in the mirror. Her grief-counselor husband understands too much, her Aunties Cora and Vivian smother her to excess, and her mother can’t look at her daughter without seeing the half that’s missing. Zuri can’t begin to face her sister’s little daughter—to Ruby, Zuri is the ghost.

Which is why she’s running away to work, again, on the anniversary of her sister’s death.

Then a power engineer walks into Zuri’s office and claims someone is stealing energy from Power Island One—and they’ve tried to kill her to cover it up. The more Zuri digs, the more it’s clear someone’s been tinkering in the shut-down fusion labs. They’re going to dangerous lengths to hide it, and it’s been happening right under her nose. Which is how Regional Directors lose their jobs.

Zuri’s already lost her better half—she can’t afford to lose this, too.

You Knew the Price is the second of four tightly-connected novels in a new hopepunk series. It’s about our future, how society lives on invisible things, like electricity and trust, that are far too easy to break… and how our most difficult moments are often when we discover the only path forward is healing not just ourselves but the world.

My thoughts about You Knew the Price ~~ 

I love this series! I have to admit that book #1, while it was amazing, sort of left me confused, what with all the engineering references. The engineering world is just not something I'm very familiar with. I loved the characters though and they pulled me into the story. 

Well, let me tell you, book #2 blew the story open for me! I don't know if it's because of what the Midwest is going through right now with the power outages and the rolling power grids., but I get it now. 

This installment features a different character, Zuri, and I loved learning her backstory and discovering her badass character underneath it all. I can't wait to see what she does in book 3. 

Susan Kaye Quinn has done it again. She has created a world that took me out of my comfort zone, educating me to a whole new world. I highly recommend this series! Give it a try!

Book #3, Of Kindness and Kilowatts, comes out on April 15, 2021. 

Read my thoughts about Book #1 here.

About the author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into steampunk and middle grade fantasy. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

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1 comment:

  1. I would never have picked up this book on my own, but your review makes me think I might like it. It sounds kind of dystopian. What is "hopepunk"?


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