Awesome Books You Should Be Reading: Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari

The first Awesome Book You Should Be Reading of 2016 is the…

fourth worldThe first Awesome Book You Should Be Reading of 2016 is the phenomenal YA science fiction book Fourth World by the lovely Lyssa Chiavari. As happens with me, I am least eloquent when talking about books I really, really loved. What usually comes out is just a bunch of high-pitched squealing. But I will try to write a real, actual review. 😉

This book takes on so many awesome things at once – colonies on Mars, dystopian governments, an almost entirely-POC cast, space archaeology, time travel, LGBT characters – that you worry, at first, that it’s taken on too much. Maybe this is just too many cool things in one book, it’ll turn out to be all gimmicks and no substance.

But no.

This book fires perfectly on all cylinders.