Child of Etherclaw by Matty Roberts

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I absolutely love dystopian stories, and this one did not let me down! There is fantastic world-building, compelling characters, and an interesting plot!

This dystopian world has highly advanced technology, a bit of magic, and oppressed people. The story follows Fenlee Harper, a teen trying to help her family move up in the world. I don’t want to give away everything, but as the story progresses, there are so many surprising reveals, I couldn’t stop reading!

The world building is incredible in this book. The author has done a fantastic job of creating descriptions that bring everything to life! The backstory of the people and the history of the Great Collapse are detailed, and quite interesting!

With a main character who is 16, this story is definitely a YA book, but with a complex and detailed plot, I really think this will appeal to readers of YA and adult fiction! I would recommend this to any reader who enjoys science fiction and dystopian storylines!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Kindle ~ B&N ~ Indiebound ~ ~ Tattered Cover ~ Goodreads

The bonds of family go well beyond blood.

But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret?

Fenlee’s opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother’s death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power.

Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopted brother, Elliot, try to decipher the mysteries of her necklace and its link to events in Fenlee’s past.

But they’re not alone in their search.

Strange undercity dwellers offer cryptic warnings, drones track their movements, and deadly corporate agents lurk in the shadows. When tragedy rips Fenlee’s family apart, she must learn to use the artifact’s power to save those who are deeply precious to her. But nothing can prepare her for the dark truths that she will uncover on that journey…

“Lee,” Elliot mumbled. “I’m not who you think I am.” 

Just the Facts:

Child of Etherclaw by Matty Roberts
Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian
Publisher: Twilight Fox LLC
Pub Date: August 2, 2022

Matty Roberts began their career in journalism where they earned an Emmy and had the privilege of working on several other award-winning projects. They hold an MS from Johns Hopkins University and are now an engineer in renewable energy in Denver, Colorado where they live with their wonderful partner, two extraordinary kids, and the best doggie ever. In addition to writing, engineering, and parenting, Matty is a vegan enby nerd who is in love with this world and will forever be doing all they can to make it a better place. And they may be known to occasionally play in a punk band here or there.

Author Links: website ~ twitter instagram ~ bookbub ~ goodreads


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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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6 thoughts on “Child of Etherclaw by Matty Roberts

  1. The Child of Etherclaw sounds like a fascinating and thrilling read and I can’t wait to share it with my granddaughter!

    Thanks, She Just Loves Books, for sharing your thoughts!

    Thanks for sharing The Child of Etlherclaw with me and have a wonderful day!


  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Child of Etherclaw, I am a huge fan of the dystopian genre as well and I think that this story sounds like an excellent read, I am looking forward to it


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