I always love to read books that throw me into a totally unique world where I have no idea what’s coming next. Sip is a book I read a few months ago that really struck me as an utterly original book.
The book follows young Mira, her friend Murk, and outcast Bale as they struggle to survive in a world of shadow sippers. In a future United States where people have discovered that sipping shadows can make you high. Chaos reigns as gangs of addicts steal shadows, kidnap children, and round up the elderly from their homes. If your shadow is stolen, you are forced to become an addict as well, drinking shadows of others or going mad.
Mira is a young girl whose mother’s shadow has been stolen. From a young age Mira has ventured into the woods, stealing bits of shadow from unsuspecting animals and returning home to give the shadows to her mother. Her friend, Murk, is a one-legged addict, content to spend his days exploring the effects of his shadow. Bale is a Domer, one of the many who lives in a sheltered dome away from natural light (and natural shadows). When he is exiled, he stumbles upon Mira and Murk and together they begin a journey in search of the cure for shadow-sickness.
Carr creates a whimsical yet dark world that truly draws you in. You won’t want to put the book down until the last page and even then, you won’t want it to end. His writing is different from anything I’ve ever read and is worth checking out.
Sip is for ages 16 and up, adults and teens alike will thoroughly enjoy this dark and twisted world. It comes out this month!
I read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy which is the pre-publication edition of a book sent out by publishers for review and publicity. The reviews I leave here are my honest opinions of the books I’ve been reading and have really enjoyed. I’m not payed to say any of this, I just liked the books! If you liked the review, let me know! If you have any particular requests for genres, authors, or titles, I’d be happy to oblige. Keep your eyes open for more reviews like this coming soon, there are some great books coming out in the next few months!