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Review: The Future We Left Behind by Mike Lancaster

The Future We Left Behind  - Mike A. Lancaster

This review can be seen here at Books and Swoons .

***I received an egalley of this book from Egmont USA through NetGalley but it did not influence this review in any way.***

This book was a quick read and while I felt like the plot goes at an easy pace, for some reason it took me a while to finish it. I don't know whether or not it was because I was in a book hangover because of The Evolution of Mara Dyer or because I had my occasional bout of ADD.

The main character, Peter Vincent, was a little bit more likeable than the one in Human.4 . He is this teenage boy that keeps trying his hardest to please his father but who is also trying to do what he wants to do. He wants a chance to explore and figure things out for himself: to take a literature class instead of all the science courses he is expected to take. To learn more about the world he lives in instead of just believing everything he is told. I think everyone can relate to Peter because who hasn't experienced that or felt the same way; the pressure to live up to their parents' expectations but also being able to make your own decisions and choices. 

There were some sci-fi terms and gadgets mentioned in this book that had me a little confused. I'm not much of a sci-fi girl so sometimes I just found myself reading over some parts. There was also a word/saying that really annoyed me for some reason. Peter, Alpha, and Perry said it frequently which leads me to believe that it's sort of a slang that kids and teenagers use. The word is hex. As in "what the hex?" "What the hex are you doing?" I kept thinking to myself that they should just say hell or heck instead.

Overall, I found The Future We Left Behind to be an okay read. I'm curious to see if the author will continue with the series. He left it really open-ended but in a way that if he doesn't, it's okay. I really like how Mr. Lancaster make you wonder about evolution and if things were really like in the books, it would just be plain creepy.