Imagine a post-apocalyptic world in which all the computer game obsessed teenage boys have survived their parents. Hours and hours … days … months and years, as the physically inactive controllers of their own alternative realities, rewarded! Rewarded with survival.
Whilst the basement-based boys live on, oblivious to the detonations of nuclear bombs, their above ground and physically-active parents and peers, are blown into the air. Aerated sole advertising claims come into their own, as the Nike symbol – a tick or the swoosh of an enormous wing – takes on new significance. Running shoes become truly airborne! The majority of victims are, of course, blasted apart, but others become fused with nearby objects or animals.
One young man is forced to struggle on, accompanied by the flutter of wings, as the birds fused to his back become restless.
This is the world depicted in Julianna Baggott’s novel, ‘Fuse’.
And what happens to the winged youth? That, I have yet to find out. Which is why, having just devoured all of the ‘ash’ from the fallout in ‘Fuse’, I’ve now started on the final book in the trilogy – ‘Burn’.
I’ll be letting you know!
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2019
A very enjoyable and moreish read!
5/5 star rating!
High praise indeed!