World-Mart

Volume 1

Fiction - Dystopia
296 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2016
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Author Biography

In addition to over twenty-five years of speculative fiction writing, Leigh M. Lane has earned a black belt in karate, performed the National Anthem for the opening of a Dodger's game, and sung lead and backup vocals in bands ranging from classic rock to the blues. She currently lives in the dusty outskirts of Sin City with her husband, an editor and educator, and the recently departed spirit of one very spoiled, very missed cat. Her biggest influences have been Serling, Vonnegut, Orwell, Wells, Bradbury, Poe, King, Rice, and Dahl.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

World-Mart (Volume 1) by Leigh M. Lane takes place in a not so distant future - and some aspects are not even that far fetched. George and his family have to face some serious issues after his wife ends up in hospital after a suspected terrorist attack that was meant to infect people with a virus that causes certain changes. George unearths a few secrets that show him the world is not quite the way he thought it to be. At the same time, his daughter ends up on a path that leads her down a very dangerous and questionable road. The more George learns about what happened to his wife, the more he knows that things are not right - but he also loses track of what is happening with the rest of his family. Things fall apart on a variety of levels.

Initially, I had not noticed that World-Mart (Volume 1) by Leigh M. Lane was part one of a series, so the end of the book was rather depressing (in my eyes). It is good to keep in mind that there will be more after the ending. This story is quite disturbing, but in a way that makes the novel very appealing because it is more real than stories in which everything somehow turns out to be all right. The characters make decisions readers might not find good. You might not be very happy about some things that happen - and you'll get drawn into the story on some sort of emotional level. You will feel it when bad things happen, but you will also cheer up when there are moments of hope. It is a very well done story with a perfect pace. If you like dystopian novels, then you should definitely give this series a try.