Finished Freefall by Joshua David Bellin. I received a copy for review.
Summary (from Goodreads):
“In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and its 99% of rejects.
Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.
When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.
Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?”
I loved this book, guys. It goes back and forth in time and shows us the relationship between Cam and Sofie and how it developed, and shows us the way things are with this new planet (spoiler: not great).
This book is beyond compelling. The way that Earth is now is beyond dystopian (and parts of it are darkly funny–for example, there’s a Linked-In Memorial; say it out loud, if you don’t immediately get it) and it also is a little unsettling.
I couldn’t stop reading it and I was taken aback by literally everything that happened. You need this book in your life. Recommended.