Fragment Friday: Empty
Fragment Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chic Club where you read an excerpt from either your current read or one of your favorite books and post it on your blog.
This week I read a short excerpt from Empty by Suzanne Weyn. I just started the book, but I’m really enjoying it so far. The premise of a not so distant society in which we are running out of oil is a frighteningly plausible one, and I’m looking forward to seeing where Weyn goes with it. (Note that while this book came out in October, I read from an uncorrected ARC, so there may be some slight changes.)
It’s the near future – the very near future – and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.
Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope – there has to be hope – just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
Teens like Nicki, Tom, and Leila may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again.