The light at the bottom of the world. #1 / London Shah.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Fertile Public Library||Y SHA (Text)||33500013162151||New||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||Y SHA (Text)||33500013162169||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781368036887
- ISBN: 1368036880
- Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2019.
Series information from Goodreads.com.
Teenaged Leyla McQueen, who lives beneath the ruins of a submerged London in 2099, joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father's name before encountering government corruption and a hidden world.
Great Britain, the last days of the twenty-first century. Sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower of London, and citizens waver between fear and hope; fear of what lurks in the abyss, and hope that humanity will soon discover a way to reclaim the Earth. Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the London Submersible Marathon, she sees is an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. When the race takes an unexpected turn, Leyla will have to defy a corrupt government, deal with a hotheaded companion, and risk capture-- or worse.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
Sixty-five years ago, Leyla's world was above the waterline. But in 2099, the earth has drowned and the people with it. Leyla lives alone with her father, an astronomer, and she makes ends meet by competing in sub races around famous London landmarks. Or she did until her papa was arrested for terrible crimes she's certain he didn't commit. Running out of time, running out of money, and coming up empty on answers, Leyla determines to find and rescue him herself. When she discovers a whole underwater world, her life gets much more interestingâand dangerousâthan she ever imagined it could be. While the book seems to end on a firm note, there could easily be more stories in this undersea dystopian world. Shah's prose sometimes turns melodramatic ("Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters"), but this is a fine postapocalyptic novel that hits a timely note with its climate-change narrative. A solid purchase for large collections. Grades 7-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
London Shah is a British-born Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity. She has lived in Britain's capital for most of her life, via England's beautiful North. When she's not busy re-imagining the past, plotting an alternate present or dreaming up a surreal future, she's most likely drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Thames, getting lost on an evening in the city's older, darker alleyways-preferably just after it's rained-listening to punk rock, or losing herself in a fab SFF book or film.
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