Voiceless
Young Adult / July 26, 2018

Voiceless #1. Author: E.G. Wilson. E-copy provided by publisher for review, through Netgalley. Summary: Adelaide Te Ngawai was thirteen when Maunga Richards stole her voice. Addy is plunged into silence when a high school bully inflicts her with an incurable disease that leaves her unable to speak, write, or create. Vox Pox—a man-made malady that’s been terrorizing the city for months. Resilient, Addy fights to survive. To not be silenced. But then her brother, Theo, is infected as well. Desperate for any information that might help cure Theo, Addy follows Maunga into a newly developed virtual psychoreality simulator and discovers a conspiracy deeper than she’d ever imagined. How far will she go to save her brother? (Published Summary) My Thoughts: Yikes. Vox Pox, the artificial disease Addy is infected with right at the beginning, is a truly alarming illness. One touch of a needle, and Addy loses her voice, her creativity… and effectively, her life. She has no idea where to go from here or what she’s going to do with the rest of her life. Whether or not such a disease is realistic is beside the point of Voiceless, I think. Although it’s a sci-fi setting, the focus is…