Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Review: Where Futures End by Parker PeevyhouseTitle: Where Futures End
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Also by this author: The Echo Room
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Five teens.
Five futures.
Two worlds.
One ending.

One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.

Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors' colony.

Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”

Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.

And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior--unless it's too late.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse will blow your mind with the incredible stories! This fascinating and unique book contains short stories that are all connected and all set in different years in the future. The variety of settings and plots will make a science fiction fan out of anyone.

❀ A book of short stories

Where Futures End consists of a whole bunch of short stories that are all connected. What is really interesting is the fact that at first, the stories all seem very different. This book is actually really difficult to explain, since there are many complex concepts, but trust me, it is incredible! Once you discover what links all the characters, the shock of what is happening will have your head spinning!

❀ A Variety of Settings

Also, the variety of settings in the novel adds to its amazing effect. Each short story in Where Futures End takes place in a different point in the future. The book begins in the near future, a year from now, and progresses to a hundred years in the future. It is really enjoyable reading about Parker Peevyhouse’s interpretation of what technology might be like in a few years. It actually makes one think about what the future holds for us.

❀ Perfect Book for Sci-Fi Fans

The Sci-fi genre is one that has its die-hard followers and Where Futures End will absolutely speak to this cult, but the appeal of Peevyhouse’s writing speaks to everyone. The variation in the stories really makes this the perfect book for anyone. There are concepts ranging from social media that streams your every move and pays you for it to real life video games. These tales are all interconnected and fit together so amazingly, making this book the ultimate for sci-fi fans.

❀ An Intriguing Book

Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse is an intriguing book of short stories that are all connected. Each story is set in a different year in the future, which makes this a very thought-provoking read. If you are a sci-fi lover, this is a must-read!

Book Quotes: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

“It wasn’t his world. It was some alternate universe.”

About Parker Peevyhouse

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Parker Peevyhouse is likely trying to solve a puzzle at this very moment, probably while enjoying In-N-Out fries, admiring redwood trees, and quoting movies about sentient robots. Parker's critically acclaimed collection of novellas for young adults, WHERE FUTURES END, was named a best book for teens by the New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Bank Street. The Horn Book called it “a smart science-fiction puzzle.” Parker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works at Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore. Her YA science fiction thriller, THE ECHO ROOM, is forthcoming from Tor Teen.

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13 thoughts on “Review: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I honestly am a little nervous about the book consisting of short stories, but the fact that they intertwine and mix does make me curious. I need to at least give it a shot before I discount it!

  2. Alecia (@alecias14) says:

    I’m not generally a short story book reader but I have to admit this one gets me really excited!! Everyone that’s read and reviewed this novel so far (From what I’ve seen) has nothing but praise and it’s got me anxious to read it!!

  3. debk987 says:

    Such an intriguing concept! I love these sort of stories where different lives all connect somehow and the different time span really gives it an exciting new element! Can’t wait.

  4. Susan T. says:

    This sounds really interesting. I am not a fan of short stories because I feel they always leave me wanting more but in this case with them all being connected I might enjoy it more.

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