A review by donnerbella
Followers by Megan Angelo


What a ride. A book as captivating as the fraught social media/influencer landscape it talks about. Having read "The atomospherians" and peaked into "wayward" I feel like we're at the beginning of a new wave, where female protagonists break the mold, with the backdrop of the tr0mp-years pushing them ahead.
This way, the second timeline doesn't even feel science fiction, just a little of the beaten path. The medicated Marlow might as well be a child-star of the 2010s, with a conservatorship instead of living in a sealed of community under constant watch, the difference isn't even a stretch.
It's the breezy tone, the at times sardonic dialogue and the true to life sheer tediousness of everything between the reality-star-president and a pandemic wiping out the life we know.