Today I’m going to be doing a book tag inspired by The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah! This book will be out on October 29th so make sure you all go check it out and preorder!
Before I share my answers, here’s what The Light at the Bottom of the World is about:
At 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 Earth.
Meanwhile, 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 normal.
When 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 herself.
Now, 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, hot headed 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.
The book tag is inspired by different aspects of the book so I hope it peaks your interest and makes you want to read the book even more!
So here are my answers:
1 The LIGHT book cover features the city of London. Name a book that depicts a real or fictional city on its cover – The first book that comes to mind is the Ayesha Dean books by Melati Lum. They have the cities that the book takes place in. So Istanbul and Seville are each on the covers (along with a hijabi!)
2 Leyla McQueen is a champion submersible racer. Name a character you would like to see race against her in the London Submersible Marathon – I think Carswell Thorne would be a super competitive and make it an interesting race!
3 Leyla ventures outside of London for the very first time in LIGHT. Name a book where you enjoyed exploring its world – The Grishaverse! I love seeing the world expand with each new book and how different parts of the world are so different yet all interesting!
4 Leyla and Ari are reluctant companions on a long journey. Name a character you would want on an epic adventure with you – Prince Alizayd Al-Qahtani! Did anyone expect me to give anyone else as an answer?! I will follow my Zaidi to the ends of the earth.
5 Leyla is never far from her brolly, or umbrella in LIGHT. Name a character accessory you wish you had – Ever since I read ADSoM, I have wanted Kell’s coat! It’s so cool and I can turn it inside out to get a new coat to match all my outfits! Practical and fashionable!
6 Books from the Old World are considered valuable in LIGHT. Name a book that you hope would survive for future generations to read – Wow that’s such a difficult decision! There’s so many! But I will have to go with the Daevabad trilogy. It has wonderfully diverse rep, beautifully nuanced Muslim rep and well lets face it, I am completely in love with the books and I need everyone to read them for generations to come. (But not my copies, no one can touch those)
So that’s all my answers! I hope enjoyed reading and if you read it then consider yourself tagged!