Cathy McCrumb’s debut novel, RECORDER, is OUT NOW!!! Recorder kicks off the Children of the Consortium, a sci-fi series that exhilarates, fascinates, and tugs on the heartstrings. Filled with incredible characters, thrilling adventure, captivating story lines, and written in a prose that manages to be both distinct and lovely. You really do not want to pass up this book! Keep reading my post for more on the book and author as well as praise for Recorder and my own review! I’m so happy I nabbed a spot on McCrumb’s Street Team to share her book with you all because it’s seriously so good.
(Children of the Consortium #1)
YA/NA Fiction | Sci-Fi
November 9th, 2021
The Consortium is All. But Recorder Can No Longer Obey.
Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias.
Suddenly cut off from controlling technology, Recorder tastes what it means to be human. But if the Consortium discovers her feelings, everyone she knows will be in danger.
With no name, no resources, and only an infinitesimal possibility of escape, Recorder’s time is running out.
Praise for Recorder
My Mini Review
Recorder, the first book in the new sci-fi trilogy Children of the Consortium, invites us into a world where there are eyes always watching, always recording, always monitoring. Humans and Recorders live together but separate, each understanding their roles and precarious standing, until one Recorder is stripped of her ability to record and a crew of humans decide to show her how to live and love. A gripping balance of sci-fi adventure and philosophical pondering threaded through with all that makes humans human from humor to hate, forgiveness to betrayal, and love to loss. Do not miss out on this stellar debut!
Read my full review here!
Cathy McCrumb is a speculative fiction writer, an editor at Havok Publishing, and a freelance editor. Her short fiction has been published in ezines, magazines, and several anthologies. Cathy graduated from Biola University with a degree in English Literature. She currently lives in Colorado with her family and hopes to one day go ice fishing.