Suicide Club – Rachel Heng

Happy Monday! Let’s start our the week with some reviews 🙂

Thanks to Henry Holt for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

SUICIDE CLUB – Rachel Heng (Releasing July 10th, 2018 – tomorrow!)

Not only is this cover gorgeous, but within it lies an incredibly unique story that is beautifully written.

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My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!

Everyone loves a unique premise to a novel. Something new and refreshing is always welcomed! SUICIDE CLUB by Rachel Heng is a solid debut and I’m curious to see what she comes out with in the future. I will point out, that this one is a little slower paced and took me out of it a little in the middle, but otherwise I really enjoyed the writing.

Lea Kirino is considered a “Lifer”. This means that she has the potential to live forever, as long as she does everything she needs to to ensure that. She’s incredibly successful in everything she does in life. All of that is put at risk when she runs into her estranged father on the street. He introduces her to the Suicide Club – a group of people that reject the pursuit of immortality and decide they want to live and die on their own terms. Is Lea willing to throw away her chance at immortality to stay close to her father?

The concept is really intriguing. With society always seeking ways to prolong life and with advancements in medical technology, this doesn’t seem as farfetched. Showing the values of society really set the tone for the novel – death is outlawed and taboo, the New York exchange isn’t stocks but humans organs, and all their methods for reaching immortality.

If you’re looking for a very unique read and the concept of immortality intrigues you, then I would highly recommend picking this one up.

 

–Jess

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