So, it’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these posts, and I figured it was about time I brought them back. Today I’m going to be introducing you to an author who reached out to me asking me to review his book.
I haven’t read it yet – but y’all…it sounds really good. Like, right up my alley.
I mean, it’s a SF Dystopian novel, and if you know me, you know that I love those kinds of books. So, I’m really looking forward to reading this in the future – I just need to catch up on everything else first.
So, let’s jump into this and let me introduce you to Tyler Edwards – the author of The Outlands.
Tyler has loved writing since he was in middle school. He was scribbling down stories in his notebooks when he should have been paying attention in class. There are so many worlds he wants to explore and create. The Outlands is his first completed novel.
When he asked me to review his book, he gave me a little insight into why he wrote this book.
After adopting a son who doesn’t look like us, I wanted to tell a story about being different and the challenges and opportunities that creates. I want my son growing up in a world where he knows it’s ok to be himself, even if his family doesn’t look like most of the families around him.
I love the concept of seeing yourself in a book or relating to it in some form or fashion. Finding something to connect you to a story is why we read. Sure, we read to escape the day to day, to fall into new worlds and explore different stories. But the ones that stick with us the most, are the ones we can really connect with on an emotional level.
Maybe this book will speak to you, maybe it’ll speak to me. All I know is, I’m really excited to eventually dive into this book. I wish I had the time right now.
You can check out Tyler’s website – here. You can check out some reviews, more on Tyler and his books. You can even get some extra background information and a character guide! There’s also a tab talking about a cause that Tyler supports, and I urge you to check it out.
Now that I’ve introduced you to the author, let’s check out the book, shall we?
In the ruins of the world that was lies the city of Dios, a haven protected from the hostile environment known as The Outlands. Ruled by an oppressive Patriarch, the people of Dios are conditioned in fear. The smallest infraction could result in banishment to the Outlands, a fate worse than death.
With his make-shift family of “Undesirables”, Jett Lasting struggles to find his place in a world where drawing attention to yourself can get you killed. His very existence is considered a crime. To survive, he must avoid guards, beggar gangs, and an ever-growing tension that could drag the whole city into chaos. Jett unwittingly becomes entwined in a plot to overthrow the government where his choices could lead to freedom or the death of everyone he’s ever known or cared about.
And if you’re interested you can check out the book trailer – here.
I mean, this basically has everything I love in a SF Dystopian book – inhospitable, hostile world, rag tag group that is a family, a plot to overthrow the govt? Sign me up.
I hope y’all check this book out – and if you do, let me know! I love bringing new books to your attention, and this one looks seriously promising. And if the synopsis didn’t draw you in, you have to admit that the cover is definitely eye catching.
I just want to thank Tyler for reaching out, and I can’t wait to read this book! I really hope y’all check it out!