ALEX LONDON

Proxy by Alex London

Review by: Ivy

A queer dystopian adventure set in an American future that seems far too possible. Packed with action and emotion, Proxy truly was a rollercoaster ride, finishing off with a twist ending that leaves you hungry for the sequel. While the originality of the proxy/patron system is in no doubt, it was never truly explained, and the end of the book I was still confused by the concept. The relationship between the three main characters was unique, confusing, and not clear-cut like so many YA relationships are. This made the book feel a bit more grown-up, which I liked. Overall, an interesting and original explosion into a never before seen sci-fi future.

For Fans Of: Feed by M.T. Anderson, Legend by Marie Lu, Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Favorite Quotes:

  • “Destiny is just the inevitable result of choice, from the choices that came before us to the choices we make. They are a river that can only flow in one direction.”
  • “He wondered if anyone really ever changed, or if stuff just piled on and on, covering up, but never erasing all the different parts. How deep would you have to dig to find who you started out as?”
  • “It’s not easy to throw your life away, even for a good reason, even when it’s the right thing to do. It was simple enough. Debt or no: Syd did not want to die.”