Book Review: The Wave by Virginia Moffatt

September 26, 2019 Book review 0 ★★★

Climate change is on the tip of everyones tongue nowadays, and we are all too uncomfortably familiar with how it is changing our world. So a book about a devastating tsunami coming full steam at Cornwall, and the impact that would have, was a book I wanted to read.

Thanks to HarperCollins UK for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: The Wave by Virginia MoffattThe Wave by Virginia Moffatt
Published by HarperCollins UK on June 27, 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Friendship
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Tonight they’ll share their darkest secrets, but tomorrow, there is no escape...
A devastating tsunami is heading towards the Cornish coast. With no early warning and limited means of escape, many people won’t get away in time. While the terrifying reality of the news hits home, one young woman posts a message on Facebook, ‘With nowhere to run to, I’m heading to my favourite beach to watch the sunset, who wants to join me?’

A small group of people follow her lead and head towards the beach; each of them are harbouring their own stories ̶ and their own secrets.As they come together in the dying light of the Cornish sunset, they will discover something much more powerful than they ever imagined.

But there is no escaping the dawn... the wave is coming...

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My Thoughts on The Wave by Virginia Moffatt

This book is told from the various points of view of people who have become trapped in Cornwall, and retreat to the beach for the last night of their lives. They have done the maths, and realised that escape is impossible, so instead they have resigned themselves to their fate.

As you can imagine, this made for a poignant read, as the characters examined their lives and regretted certain aspects of their lives. I did get caught up in the plot, but found there were too many main characters (seven of them!) for me to get really attached to any of them.

I think its a good book for raising environmental issues, and that can never be a bad thing. But it fell a little short for me, as I thought it would have gripped me more. Overall I’d rate this as an ok read.

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Overall: three-stars

Who should read The Wave by Virginia Moffatt

I’d recommend this if you want a book that has a realistic dystopian setting, and are looking for a quick, easy read.


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