Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey

My Rating: ♕♕♕♕♕/5
Genre: Fiction 
Format: Paperback 
Sources: Pump Up Your Books 

 Our Dried Voices 

    In 2153, cancer was cured. In 2189, AIDS. And in 2235, the last members of the human race traveled to a far distant planet called Pearl to begin the next chapter of humanity. Several hundred years after their arrival, the remainder of humanity lives in a utopian colony in which every want is satisfied automatically, and there is no need for human labor, struggle or thought. But when the machines that regulate the colony begin to malfunction, the colonists are faced with a test for the first time in their existence. With the lives of the colonists at stake, it is left to a young man named Samuel to repair these breakdowns and save the colony. Aided by his friend Penny, Samuel rises to meet each challenge. But he soon discovers a mysterious group of people behind each of these problems, and he must somehow find and defeat these saboteurs in order to rescue his colony.


                    My Thoughts

Even though this is a very short book, it is very fast paste. I love books about the future so I knew that this book would be good for me. I thought that the storyline was nothing like what I have ever read before. In four words I describe this book as "out of the ordinary". The characters I couldn't connect with at first but just like the story you had to wait to reach the climasx of the story to fully understand what was going to take place. This was a great dystopian futuristic book that I doubt would disipoint readers, it just makes you want more. Hickey did a great job with this book and his writing swept me off my feet. I didn't know what breast talent I with head in my hand while I was reading.

                      Greg Hickey

Greg Hickey was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1985. After graduating from Pomona College in 2008, he played and coached baseball in Sweden and South Africa. He is now a forensic scientist, endurance athlete and award-winning writer. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay. You can visit Greg’s website at


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting the tour. - Kathleen Anderson, PUYB Tour Coord.