Hi there! I hope you’re doing well this holiday season. I’m so excited to share this book with you.
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1)
by Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: June 6th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
About the Author
Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Comic-Con, and the ocean.
Mary’s debut, Storm Siren, was featured in the Scholastic School Book Fairs, and her novels have been endorsed by bestselling authors Marissa Meyer, Jay Asher, Wendy Higgins, CJ Redwine, and Jonathan Maberry.
You can also find Mary’s fun interviews in the paperback of Marissa Meyer’s NYT bestselling, CRESS, and in Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY movie tie-in edition. Most recently, you can see her and her family as extras in the NETFLIX Original Series, 13 REASONS WHY.
She gets nerdy at @maryweber.com, FACEBOOK @MaryWeberAuthor, INSTAGRAM @MaryWeberAuthor, TWITTER @mchristineweber, and GOODREADS. Come say hi!!
This was an interesting read. It’s told in alternative perspectives, and I liked both narrators. Miguel and Sofi (NAME TWINS) were generally good story tellers, but I preferred Sofi to Miguel.
Something that I liked most was the development of the Delonese and their relationship with Earth. It was an interesting dynamic of one where a planet (somewhat) peacefully while advancing Earth technologically and environmentally (wrt climate change and global warming — it’s an ice planet).
A main focus of the book is the sibling relationship between Sofi and Shilo. I absolutely loved it, and as someone with 4 siblings, it reminded me a lot of my own. It was great to see that this was at the forefront of Sofi’s mind and her main motivation — not a love interest. This made the book refreshing and even more relatable.
Miguel is bilingual and I love the way it’s portrayed through his perspective. It gives you a look into what it’s like to think in two languages. I don’t have much personal experience with it (I am somewhat conversational in Spanish), but I felt that I could understand someone who does. It isn’t something that is often seen in novels in general, and I think the way Weber did it was very well done.
Let’s just say the ending was out of left field! I can’t wait for the second book!!!
I didn’t have many notes on the quotes of the book, but I think this one says it all:
“We are one,” Danya translated. “In soul. In beliefs. In harmony. In favour.”
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