Author: Kristy Acevedo
Series: Holo #1
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Publication: April 19th 2016
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
Summary:As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress?
The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.
To stay or to go. A decision must be made.
With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.
My goodness, I was not prepared for this book. I didn’t know if it was a sci-fi, paranormal, contemporary, mystery, etc. To be honest, even after I finished this book, I’m still not sure how to classify this book. According to my research, it’s more science fiction than anything else, but I can’t be too sure.
The general synopsis is about a girl’s journey to come to a decision to travel to a futuristic world and change her life forever. But with further review, you’ll realize Consider deals with much more than that.
Alexandra is diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and experiences frequent panic attacks. Her symptoms and thought-processes felt very accurate and real to me. For example, Alex had a few different coping techniques and I liked that Alex didn’t magically become cured by the end of the book. I can’t imagine how an anxiety-ridden girl would deal with end-of-world drama, but Kristy Acevedo does a good job with characterization.
In addition to an imminent apocalypse and panic attacks, Alex deals with parental drama, romance, and in some cases, even worries about her college/future. All in all, Consider is not just a YA science fiction, but it includes several themes that are pertinent in other genres such as contemporary, romance, and mystery.
This series could possibly become more sci-fi in the following books, so I look forward to reading the next installment. There is a cliff-hanger, but I don’t have a problem with them if handled accordingly, which was the case with this book.
I enjoyed Consider a lot and I’ll definitely read the sequel when it comes out. If you want to read a book that has more than the standard sci-fi effects, then I suggest you pick Consider as your next read.