I am joining the blog tour for the beautiful dystopian fiction novel, We Go On Forever, by Sarah Govett today. Many thanks to Sarah and Marotte Books for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting my to be a part of the tour.
A timely and heart-wrenching love story set in a dark dystopian world with echoes of Never Let Me Go and adult as well as teen appeal.
Arthur is dying. He must transition within the next four weeks or face permanent memory loss.
Alba is studying, preparing to impress the Mentors in an all-important interview. If she’s picked as the next Apprentice she will be reunited with her best friend and cross the Wilderness for the first time.
They meet and everything comes together. And everything falls apart.
You know how sometimes you read a book that is so mind-blowing that when you finish, it feels a bit disorientating to be back in the real world? We Go On Forever is one such book. Set in the near future, it presents a stark view of the future and one that feels all to possible given the current state of the world. In some ways, this is terrifying, but Sarah Govett’s beautiful writing counters this with vivid description and wonderful characters.
I devoured this book in a matter of hours, partly because it has short chapters which always seem to mean I read a book quickly, but mainly because I was utterly enthralled. Told in alternating chapters by Arthur and Alba, We Go On Forever is a story of two people living in the same world but seeing it through two extremely different lives. It is a book that makes you think about the disparity between different population groups, and our willingness to accept what we are told rather than questioning it. It is also a book that will make you feel just about every emotion there is.
I honestly struggle to put into words everything that this book made me feel, and even as I write this the morning after I finished reading it, I am still processing everything. It is just an exquisite masterpiece, and a book I don’t think I will ever forget.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Govett graduated with a First in Law from Oxford University. After qualifying as a solicitor, she set up her own tutoring agency, which specialises in working with teenagers. She began writing after the birth of her first daughter. Sarah is an in-demand speaker at schools and has the support of a network of school librarians, independent bookshops and numerous Waterstones stores.
Don’t forget to visit the other blogs joining the tour for this brilliant book.