The Cloud by Daniel Boshoff

Author Daniel Boshoff
Title The Cloud
Genre sci-fi, dystopia, ya
Number of pages 254
Published March 10th, 2019

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Synopsis

Teenager Evelyn has no reason to think she's anything but ordinary. She's programmed not to.

So when she and seven other interns at a space company wake up confused and naked on a newly-discovered planet, Evelyn has no idea she's been sent there for a reason. Or what that reason could be.

Compared to oxygen-depleted Earth the new planet is teeming with life, and not all of it is friendly... As Evelyn and the interns struggle to survive it begins to look like there's no going home. They're going to have to find a way to live on the planet. But something is hunting them... A digital entity calling itself 'the Mind' is bent on killing the interns, and on bringing Evelyn into its lair. It seems to know something about her no one else does – not even her.

In her effort to keep her friends safe from the Mind Evelyn stumbles upon a terrifying experiment that's been waiting just for her. It soon becomes clear that there's no hiding from the Mind. If she and the interns want to stay alive on this planet they're going to have to face it head on. But even the Mind is merely a pawn in the hands of the true powers that be, and Evelyn is starting to think she is too.
 


Review

Wow, that was amazing. I didn't expect the complexity of the story and I was very pleasantly surprised. 

So a rich tech giant offers an internship to 8 very smart and accomplished teens. On the tour of the place, instead of demonstrating the rich, he sends them through the wormhole on a habitable planet. He thinks that we are beyond help, so he hopes that they can start anew. When the wake up far in the future, the planet where they landed it's nothing but trouble. Weird things keep happening and people are dying left and right. 

The story is well thought out, and totally unpredictable. You think you know where the story is going to go, but it moves in a totally different direction, and you are like, OMG what just happened. 

It's a very complex ad the writing is amazing. I couldn't put it down till the last page and the story is in mind all the time.

And I have to say the ending was just ... perfect.  Happy reading,
Anie

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