The Light at the Bottom of the World

 The Light at the Bottom of the WorldHope Had Abandoned Them To The Wrath Of All The WatersAt The End Of The Twenty First Century, The World Has Changed Dramatically, But Life Continues One Thousand Feet Below The Ocean S Surface In Great Britain, Sea Creatures Swim Among The Ruins Of Big Ben And The Tower Of London, And Citizens Waver Between Fear And Hope Fear Of What Lurks In The Abyss, And Hope That Humanity Will Soon Discover A Way To Reclaim The EarthMeanwhile, Sixteen Year Old Leyla McQueen Has Her Own Problems To Deal With Her Father S Been Arrested, Accused Of Taking Advantage Of Victims Of The Seasickness A Debilitating Malaise That Consumes People,often Claiming Their Lives But Leyla Knows He S Innocent, And All She S Interested In Is Getting Him Back So That Their Lives Can Return To NormalWhen She S Picked To Race In The Action Packed London Submersible Marathon, Leyla Gets The Chance To Secure His Freedom The Prime Minister Promises The Champion Whatever Their Heart Desires The Race Takes An Unexpected Turn, Though, And Presents Her With An Opportunity She Never Wanted Leyla Must Venture Outside Of London For The First Time In Her Life, To Find And Rescue Her Father HerselfNow, She Ll Have To Brave The Unfathomable Waters And Defy A Corrupt Government Determined To Keep Its Secrets, All The While Dealing With A Secretive, Hotheaded Companion She Never Asked For In The First Place If She Fails, Or Falls Prey To Her Own Fears, She Risks Capture And Her Father Might Be Lost Forever

Author London Shah is a British born Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity She has lived in Britain s capital city for most of her life via England s beautiful North When she s not busy re imagining the past, plotting an alternate present or dreaming up a surreal future, then she s most likely drinking copious amounts of tea, eating all the sweets and cakes, strolling through Richmond Park or along the Th

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Light at the Bottom of the World
  • London Shah
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781368036887

10 thoughts on “ The Light at the Bottom of the World

  1. London Shah says:

    Hiiii Can t wait to welcome you guys into my submerged world, and to introduce you to Leyla McQueen Join her on her underwater adventure as she navigates the eerie and exquisite deep to solve the ever growing mystery of her missing papa and discovers along the way that they re all basically drowning in lies I m so incredibly excited for you to enter this world Gentle Reminder The arcs both physical and e arcs are pre copy edits Thank you EARLY REVIEWS A work of fathomless imagination Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree Expertly pairing catastrophe and courage, Shah tells the story of intensely personal problems in a truly perilous world I love this book E K Johnston, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars Queen s Shadow, Star Wars Ahsoka, and Riveting and exciting, The Light at the Bottom of the World is a heart racing adventure that reveals compelling and necessary truths about several critical issues of our times, while delivering all the thrills and twists of an epic quest A stand out, must read book that engulfed me in its enthralling world and characters Leyla McQueen is queen of the under seas S K Ali, New York Times bestselling author of The Proudest Blue, Saints Misfits, Love from A to Z A breathtaking, hope filled underwater adventure that always leaves room for wonder The story is pacy, the setting lush and original, but it s Leyla and her positive, determined spirit that will really steal your heart Laura Weymouth, Author of The Light Between Worlds, and A Treason of Thorns Shah s debut is a fast paced masterpiece from start to finish Readers will fall in love with passionate, persistent Leyla as well as her secretive, swoon worthy companion, Ari Shah has skillfully shaped a gorgeous world unlike any those fans of dystopian fiction have seen before But be forewarned the book ends on a jaw dropping cliff hanger Highly recommended School Library Journal A thrilling post apocalyptic tale Shah s strong debut, first in a planned duology, is vividly described and emotionally rich Publishers Weekly Debut novelist Shah vividly describes a world below the ocean s surface A thrilling journey packed with unexpected discoveries Kirkus Reviews This is a fine post apocalyptic novel There could easily be stories in this undersea dystopian world Booklist Boasting a lushly imagined dystopian world where mankind lives beneath the seas, London Shah s novel delivers a thrilling narrative to get lost in We ve never read anything quite like it, and we can t wait for people to fall for this debut as hard as we have Paste Magazine Engrossing, compelling, and fantastically built A book that raises interesting questions all while entertaining the reader completely Incredible characters and beautiful world building YA Books Central A wonderfully refreshing epic adventure, with dynamite worldbuilding and a crafty heroine Leyla s determination and talent will keep you hooked in her story, and you will be begging for Shah s next book before you ve even finished this one Rachel Strolle Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library District Exciting, imaginative, and poignant, Shah s debut captivates and engages readers, pushing them to question our society, our priorities, and what it means to be human Sparkling prose and masterful sensory description further ensure a simply mesmerising read The Librarian Box

  2. Lola says:

    This is a really cool science fiction world Leyla and every other human being live under water, the world having been engulfed by the sea a long time ago Her futuristic world includes cars that work under water and lots of interesting gadgets that made me want to take an actual leap into the future Not that I wish to one day live among sea creatures, but you know It could be an experience Another cool fact is that Leyla is a racer who has the chance to compete in the biggest race there is Her prize is one she will be able to choose herself and the one thing she really wants and needs is to release her father from prison I loved how important family was to Leyla and a central theme in the story I know what it s like to be separated from your family for long periods of time, so I could understand how terribly Leyla missed her father I was rooting for her the whole time.Two things about Leyla that irked me quite a lot though were her immaturity and naivety Yes she was a kickass pilot and a very courageous girl but she trusted blindly, behaved talked like a twelve year old at times and jumped into dangerous situations recklessly So is that really courage Moreover, while I usually enjoy when animals are featured in a story, I found the puppy Jojo here to have no personality whatsoever And yet she is one of the central characters and mentioned in almost every single page It s sad to say because I adore animals but I did not care one bit about Jojo.Even if this wasn t a complete winner, I m still curious about the sequel because that cliff hanger hit me hard Ouch Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

  3. megs_bookrack says:

    Happy Publication Day to London Shah and The Light at the Bottom of the World Earlier this year My demands have been met wink wink Thank you so much, Disney Book Group, for my ARC This sounds amazing and I am so happy to have a copy.Original Ohhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyGET ON MY BOOKSHELF

  4. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    Set in a future where the Earth is underwater, the book follows 16 year old Leyla McQueen, a British Muslim submersible racer, who must navigate the treacherous abyss to find her missing father this is such a fantastic and creative premise and I can t wait also, the author is such a sweetheart oh my god.

  5. Samantha Shannon says:

    I have thalassophobia Consequently, I ve always found the the sea particularly its abyssal zone to be a source of both fascination and extreme fear Debut author London Shah illuminates the abyss in The Light at the Bottom of the World It s a fast, accessible and high concept adventure, driven by the determined and optimistic Leyla McQueen, who is willing to risk anything to save her beloved father from imprisonment It s also an unapologetically British story, with plenty of slang and regional diversity, which I appreciated In 2099, humankind is trapped in the abyss after an asteroid released water from deep subterranean reservoirs, causing apocalyptic floods and killing billions The survivors wait in their submerged cities, miles from the sun, while the government tries to preserve the decaying remnants of the past Meanwhile, a creeping malaise the seasickness is spreading through the population As she searches for her father, who has been arrested on false charges, Leyla must brave unfathomable waters and a corrupt government to discover the truths at the heart of her world Shah reveals both the beauty and terrors of the sea and keeps us rooting for the relentlessly optimistic Leyla, whose faith is a source of eternal strength throughout the book I hope it finds many readers, and that many readers find themselves in it.PS Did not expect a holographic Oscar Wilde to be in this book A very fun addition.

  6. Laura Weymouth says:

    The Light at the Bottom of the World is a gorgeous, hope filled underwater adventure that always leaves room for wonder Leyla McQueen makes a refreshing change as a YA main character she s unquenchably optimistic, and driven by her love of family Her world is an absolute delight to explore author London Shah does a brilliant job of portraying a submerged London, along with all the extraordinary and mundane aspects of life below the sea The story is pacy, the setting lush and original, but it s Leyla and her positive, determined spirit that will really steal your heart.A must read for 2019.

  7. Maria says:

    I was one of the lucky few who got to read and fall in love with this book Yesssss This book is insanely good The characters aren t your typical YA characters, rather all have their own back stories and needs and goals Plus Leyla, the protagonist, is a British Muslim girl of Afghan descent, and being both South Asian and Muslim myself, I related in so many ways to her.This book will knock your socks off, world As Taylor Swift said, Are you ready for it

  8. AJ says:

    There are so many things I loved about this book, I don t really know where to start So it s set in the future where the world is underwater because the surface has been rendered unlivable which, first of all, is an amazing concept It s also executed absolutely brilliant The world building in the book is fantastic, both futuristic while tethered to old world nostalgia, with great commentary on how nostalgia can be destructive and harmful to us, if we can t look past it for long enough to look into the future The main character Leyla McQueen is brilliant She s a British Muslim racer, who is desperate to figure out why her father was wrongfully arrested Leyla is such a fantastic character She is determinedly faithful to her family, and has a fantastic connection to her Muslim faith I don t think I ve ever read a Muslim character is sci fi before She s also clever and brave, even though she fears the unknown depths of the water, and naively believes a lot of things that maybe she shouldn t I loved her journey and development in this book It was done so well and so naturally, and as a reader who starts the book immersed in Leyla s world, you really feel like you re taking this journey with her completely There are so many other things that I loved about this book butI m afraid of giving too much away Just make sure you read it because not only did it have me on tenterhooks as I was reading, but I also know that I m going to be thinking about this book for a long time coming Can t wait for the second book, and for anything else that Shah writes, because she s clearly a very, very talented writer

  9. Nadia says:

    Disclaimer This review will contain ocean puns I was both excited and nervous to dive into The Light At The Bottom Of The World because it s one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year so there was always that fear of what if I hate the book It s needless to say that this book exceeded all of my expectations Shah s writing is captivating in a way that allows the reader to fully submerge themselves in the underwater world and be swept away by their emotions and the story Leyla McQueen is both a fierce and brave protagonist, despite her fear of what lurks in the unknown depths of the sea She s also rather na ve but isn t afraid to ask the difficult questions And she s a submersible racer who is completely driven by the love she has for her family and her papa Her deep appreciation for her Afghan heritage as well as her Muslim faith was such a joy to read about in a sci fi world Despite the futuristic setting, Shah manages to keep it anchored to the present the Old World through references to iconic landmarks, annual events and famous people It s pretty Wilde This book gives us hope of surviving in a post apocalyptic world where climate change has made the Earth s surface uninhabitable It gives us hope in the face of senseless violence, reminding us that individuals who act alone do not represent the majority of a larger group And it gives us hope for a better future by urging us to stop clinging on to the past.Full review to come

  10. USOM says:

    Disclaimer I received this book from the author This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest The Light at the Bottom of the World will sweep you away in its powerful current It s a wild world underneath the waves and Shah tells a story of nostalgia, conspiracy, and the need to move forwards The Light at the Bottom of the World is a story about family, the pursuit of truth, and the depths of darkness Leyla is a character that is easy to root for her desire for family, for a warm house, and the return of her father Living deep beneath the waves, but not by choice, Leyla s world is one of sickness and fear for our future As Leyla discovers and about her world, we are asked at what point it makes sense to move on, to not give up hope Shah answers this question in a myriad of ways, on a society level, personal level, family level and The story will enchant you And the world beneath the waves will simultaneously captivate and terrify I ve always been fascinated with the ocean, yet I ve never swum in the ocean Leyla and I share a fascination with something we love, but are afraid to touch For these reasons, Leyla was an utterly fascinating character.full review

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