A compulsive page turner . . . The science behind the author's dystopian vision of the future is impressive, but it's the movements of the heart that mark this book as a standout
A very British disaster epic. Echoes of John Wyndham. Resonances for today
A remarkably original first novel, beautifully written, about a future that could be just around the corner
Susannah Wise's first novel is a dystopian triumph: dark, compelling, and all too believable like an extended episode of Black Mirror, it reminds us of the power of love'
a fabulous, thoughtful, hugely original apocalyptic novel. Highly recommended
This superbly accomplished debut is dark and compelling but ultimately filled with hope. I couldn't put it down
Poignant and perfect. This Fragile Earth shows us exactly how breakable-and reparable-our world is. Not to be missed!
I absolutely DEVOURED this book. It has everything I love - great characters, intrigue, action, heart, drama and hope. Cannot recommend it enough. It was so nice to read something so gripping it got me off my phone for two days
What a mind-bending brilliant read. Beautiful and thought provoking, a powerful tribute to the bond between mother and child, LOVED it
Utterly compelling. Susannah Wise's subtle envisioning of a near-future dystopia is sophisticated, emotionally acute and brilliantly unnerving, but what sets this novel apart is the breadth of the author's inventiveness. This is fantasy with a deeply intelligent heart, chilling, poignant and captivating from the first page to the last. I didn't want to leave the world Wise creates: her talent for understated tension kept me gripped to the end
Excellent . . . the very human, very relatable story of trying to save the ones you loved tugged at my heart-strings in a sometimes unbearable way
This is an intense, engaging and beautifully written first novel
A great read about a natural born survivor. I couldn't put it down
Alluring, intoxicating prose... a dark fairy tale. 4 out of 5!