Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Updated: Feb 14, 2020
Summary: In an alternate reality, the winters are harsh and most people hibernate. When a viral dream starts to spread, it is up to a new Winter Consul to figure out why and stop a mysterious plot.
Review: This was definitely a unique and interesting story. In an alternate universe, climate change took a drastic turn to the chilly. Winters are so cold that in Wales the majority of people take to hibernation. This always seemed like something I wanted to do, until some individuals become nightwalkers, or vacants.
Honestly, at first, I struggled to get into Early Risers because there were a lot of terms that required description or context that didn't come until later. I also couldn't tell if some things were humorous references or just coincidences. However, once I got past those, I found an interesting adventure unlike anything I have read before.