Jay Lawton lives on the planet Liberty with his parents and younger siblings. When the children on Liberty turn eighteen they are put in a machine that will determine whether their good deeds they’ve done so far in their lives outweigh the bad. Higher scores equal special prizes to start their new adult lives in another colony known as Promise City.
Jay has spent his whole life volunteering and studying to be able to try for the highest score anyone had ever gotten during his testing. But two weeks before Jay is to step in the machine he finds that his colony is not the place he’s always thought it was and there are shocking secrets among the adults. Jay now only has two weeks to tank his test scores to try to save his own life and convince others of the danger.
The Lying Planet was a really fast paced fun young adult read. The official synopsis is a bit vague to what a reader will find themselves getting into with this one so I’ve kept my recap a bit vague too so as not to spoil the surprise but what this reminds me of is sort of the good old fashion campy sci-fi/horror.
This one had me intrigued from the start, you just know something is extremely questionable with the testing coming up for the main character to give a bit of intensity right away. It doesn’t take too long for the big reveal to the deeper part of the plot and it’s definitely action packed from there as things are figured out.
Overall, to me this one is a fun bit of somewhat campy sci-fi/horror, would definitely recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.