ARC Book Review: Moon-Sitting by Em Harding || what could go wrong when you babysit the moon?

  • Title: Moon-Sitting
  • Author: Em Harding
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Pages: 100 pages
  • Publication: November 12, 2019
  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Content Warning: Mentions of death

Quickie Plot: After crashing into the planet and destroying lives, the Moon is now literally at arms length from the planet and requires babysitters.

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Moon fell into the Ocean and the Waves wept.

Infinity was once home to a thriving civilisation. That is, before the Moon arrived. The enormous, spherical structure brought with it death and destruction, wiping out most of the population with a series of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Since then the Moon has sat silently on the southern edge of Infinity’s mass continent.

Lucky Marsh is one of three moon-sitters charged with monitoring the Moon, acting as a living alarm system for Infinity’s last city. They must watch, but never touch: that’s the golden rule of moon-sitting. However, for the ever-curious Lucky that rule has become increasingly difficult to abide.

Her nightmares compel her to do more. Her feet betray her while she sleeps.

-Goodreads

📚 Thank you to the author, Em Harding, for reaching out and providing me an ARC of the book. This doesn’t affect how I feel about this book and/or my review. 📚

WHY I LIKED MOON-SITTING:

SHORT, BUT ACTION-PACKED

The book is just 76 pages (for the formatting my ebook reader has) and it still managed to squeeze in and explore political, familial, and existential issues.

THE IDEA OF BABYSITTING THE MOON

The concept was unique! Imagine babysitting the Moon which crashed into the world you live in and now sits quietly at its edge, at arm’s length from you. Your world hires three Moon-Sitters to always be on the lookout for abnormal lunar activities, in fear of the Moon causing another shattering destruction.

DUAL TIMELINES

The book is in the POV of our main girl Lucky who has always been enchanted by the Moon. In one timeline, Lucky explores the world of Moon-Sitting in the present. In another, Lucky starts to slowly recover her childhood memories – both the bane and key to her existence.

I honestly think that this book had the potential to be a full-length book in order to better lay out the facts, establish a finer pace, and flesh out the characters and the world of Infinity and Urion.

RATING:

Moon-Sitting is scheduled to be released on November 12! Check out the book if you’re looking for a fast-paced and easy-to-digest science fiction title. 🙂

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

EM Harding hails from Wales. She started writing seriously at the age of eight (she was a very serious child) and received her first rejection letter around the age of nine.

She now holds a BA in English with Creative Writing and an MA in Applied Linguistics (both from the University of Birmingham). She runs a writing group known as “The Writeryjig Clubamabob” – a name that even she can’t spell without looking it up – and is an active member of the Twitter #WritingCommunity. Moon-Sitting is EM’s first novella and first foray into the world of self-publishing. It’s been an adventure.

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