Thursday, 3 January 2019

Books From The Backlog - UK2 by Terry Tyler

Books from the Backlog is a weekly post hosted at Carole's Random Life In Books. Carole says it's "a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks." Find out more and link up your own posts on Carole's Random Life In Books.
I enjoyed taking part in Books From The Backlog last year, but got out of the habit of the weekly posts. Now I hope to use this meme to stoke my enthusiasm for books I want to read for my 2019 Mount TBR Challenge such as:


UK2 by Terry Tyler

'Two decades of social media had prepared them well for UK2.'

The pace steps up in this penultimate book in the Project Renova series, as the survivors' way of life comes under threat.

Two years after the viral outbreak, representatives from UK Central arrive at Lindisfarne to tell the islanders about the shiny new city being created down south.  UK2 governor Verlander's plan is simple: all independent communities are to be dissolved, their inhabitants to reside in approved colonies.  Alas, those who relocate soon suspect that the promises of a bright tomorrow are nothing but smoke and mirrors, as great opportunities turn into broken dreams, and dangerous journeys provide the only hope of freedom.

Meanwhile, far away in the southern hemisphere, a new terror is gathering momentum...

'I walked through that grey afternoon, past fields that nobody had tended for nearly three years, past broken down, rusty old vehicles, buildings with smashed windows.  I was walking alone at the end of the world, but I was a happy man.  I was free, at last.'


I bought UK2 in July last year in a burst of enthusiasm after having read the first in this Project Renova series, Tipping Point. I got around to reading the second installment, Lindisfarne, in December so am now keen to carry on with the books while I can clearly remember who is who and what has happened. Tyler creates a fab dystopian atmosphere which at times is all too real!


16 comments:

  1. I'll need to find out a bit more about these books! I also love the cover!

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    1. I'm loving this series! Two read, two to go :-)

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  2. This sounds like a great series. It is a good idea to read this one while you still remember the details from the previous books. I can't tell you how many series I waited too long and am now hesistant to continue on with.

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    1. Terry has told me she's put a brief recap section into each book so readers can refresh their memories, but I think I'd like to read this sooner rather than later anyway!

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  3. That sounds pretty good. I still have yet to read a dystopian book.

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    1. None at all? I do like a good dose of depressing dystopia :-)

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  4. I didn't know about this series, but it does sound fab.

    LOL, I have had those bursts of need for the next book that fizzle out once I've got it and get distracted by other books. :)

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    1. Weird isn't it how our brains can sometimes think buying a book is Job Done, even though we didn't actually read it yet!

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  5. At least you know you like the series so far. I hope you get a chance to read this one soon.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I've two books ahead of it then UK2 will be next!

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  6. It's wonderful when you find a series you love. Is this a trilogy? ☺

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    1. There's four books in the series at the moment. I don't know if any more are planned though

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  7. This looks like a great dystopian! Sounds very atmospheric judging from the cover and the blurb.

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    1. I really enjoying this series. It's a British take on dystopian disaster so I love that I can recognise the locations :-)

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  8. Oooh this sounds quite interesting! I love a good dystopian, and they are so hard to find these days, I will definitely check this out! Thanks for sharing iT!

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    1. Tipping Point is the first in the series and I would recommend reading them in order. Hope you get to enjoy the books!

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