Today I am part of the blog tour for Nightmare Scenario. I’ve got a spotlight and a mini review just for you with a full review coming on the 1st November. Thank you again, Bookollective for inviting me onto the tour and for sending me a copy of Nightmare Scenario by Hazel Clarke for free in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Nightmare Scenario
Author: Hazel Clarke
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Salad Pages
Genre: Science Fiction Dystopian Romance and Young Adult
The rules for the Nightmare Scenario: 1. The player must complete the scenario to gain points and reach the next level. 2. The voices can help during the scenario. 3. The scenario will access the player's fears. 4. The characters in the scenario can physically harm the player. 5. Once started, the scenario must be completed. Do you accept the scenario? Yes, or no? Eighteen-year-old Gracie Thrace has a secret. Four months ago, she started to hear voices that force her to carry out frightening scenarios. With her father abroad and her relationship with her high-powered mother strained, Gracie has no one to turn to for solace. When a new voice called Kai materialises, Gracie finds herself attached to his kindness. Kai offers the support Gracie craves, but how can she possibly let herself fall for someone who isn't real? Set in 2047 London, Nightmare Scenario is a complex and touching love story that explores the stigma around mental illness and offers a daunting prediction of the future where technology infiltrates every part of society.
Full Review coming 1st November
As soon as I started this book, I knew I was in for a special ride. This is one of them books that takes you by the hand and tells you to run. I think the synopsis provides a great overview of the Nightmare Scenario without introducing spoilers. Hazel’s writing constructs an engaging honest and raw story that envelops you in her dystopian world and through the unsettling times. Without spoilers, the first and most important theme is mental health and the second major theme deals with is the development of technology. Both themes are dealt with beautifully and respectfully especially the metal health theme it was deep and emotional and you easily felt a connection to the main character.