Want Now Wednesday: The Light at the Bottom of the World

Future under-water London? SIGN ME RIGHT UP!


The Light at the Bottom of the World
Author:
London Shah
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Synopsis: 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 remember seeing this cover around when it got revealed a while back but I don’t think I ever took the time to read the synopsis. BIG MISTAKE! I love the idea of an underwater London, especially when it involves some submersible racing. I’m a sucker for a competition where the prize is exactly what our hero needs. And a “hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place”? I sense a hate-to-love and y’all know that is my catnip.

The Light at the Bottom of the World releases on October 29, 2019 and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

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