GLAZE

PrintE-mail Written by Cara Fielder

Gaze Review

REVIEW: GLAZE / AUTHOR: KIM CURRAN / PUBLISHER: SELF-PUBLISHED / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

Young adult author Kim Curran has taken the plunge that so many authors seem to be considering these days: she's self-publishing. After releasing her Shift trilogy on the sadly discontinued Strange Chemistry imprint of Angry Robot Books, she has decided to go solo.

Petri is eagerly awaiting the day she turns sixteen, when she can join all her friends and most of the adult population in the world of Glaze, the most popular social media application ever, accessed through a chip in the back of the neck. Even though her mother is the well-known publicity guru behind Glaze, she still can't get online early and she's had to watch enviously as most of her friends are hooked up before her. But when she attends a protest against the closure of a local school that turns violent, she sees how Glaze is used for sinister crowd control, and she and an unchipped friend are forced to go on the run.

Glaze is great YA science fiction, brimming with strong enough ideas to entertain young and old, albeit with slightly more appeal to females as it is written from a fifteen-year-old girl's perspective. Although Petri crushes on one of the main characters – a masked rioter who comes to her rescue – it's not the romance plot that grabs the reader but the overwhelming control of Glaze. One step on from Google Glasses, Glaze is an easily imaginable piece of technology and its abuse is a scary idea that's superbly played out. Glaze is a hugely enjoyable read that pushes the idea of social media to its limits and is Curran's finest piece of work yet.



Suggested Articles:
What is Caraval? Well, quite simply, it is an exclusive entertainment that takes place over a series
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the living masters of genre fiction. Serious readers of fiction (and any
Goldenhand is the long awaited fifth book in the Abhorsen series that began with the novel Sabriel w
Ever since Anne Rice created the character of the vampire Lestat for the gothic horror novel, Interv
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
 
 
 
...
 
 
 
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144