Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah. This debut sci-fi series has such an incredible concept.
Title: The Light at the Bottom of the World
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Author: London Shah
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters.
In the last days of the twenty-first century, sea creatures swim through the ruins of London. Trapped in the abyss, humankind wavers between fear and hope—fear of what lurks in the depths around them, and hope that they might one day find a way back to the surface.
When sixteen-year-old submersible racer Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the prestigious annual marathon, she sees an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. The Prime Minister promises the champion whatever their heart desires. But the race takes an unexpected turn, forcing Leyla to make an impossible choice.
Now she must brave unfathomable waters and defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets, all the while dealing with a guarded, hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place. If Leyla fails to discover the truths at the heart of her world, or falls prey to her own fears, she risks capture—or worse. And her father will be lost to her forever.
I really love a great sci-fi novel, and the submersible racing aspect has me very intrigued. The idea of a world that is underwater with a mystery to solve sounds super exciting. This is going to be at the top of my fall TBR.