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Living in a crystal city on a flat world, Aalok Collins is an ordinary boy living in an extraordinary place. But Aalok fears that he is a little too ordinary.

All Aalok cares about, besides playing domeball, and, much to his surprise, girls, is his final exam which will determine whether or not he can move on to the Academy next year, or whether he is forced into slavery
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Published June 19th 2017 by Clean Reads
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Gregory
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend The Coming Future, which surprised me somewhat as I don’t read a lot of YA books. But the world of the Crystal City is fantastic and the action and characters are intriguing. Aalok is the main teen protagonist and I enjoyed seeing him balance his growing powers with girls, friends and perceived foes. He is helped by some fascinating human and animal characters as he uncovers a plot that could threaten the Crystal City. I’m hoping that there will be more ...more
Adriana
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had a long time not reading a book with this literary genre, it was a great success to read it, I had not felt like a little submerged in an adventure (since my first love Harry Potter) fascinated me the universe that writers created, narrative me Allowed me to immerse myself and feel part of the story, part of the adventure and the experience of the characters. He reiterated the universe they created literally, I almost blew my head (in the good sense of the word) wow if you doubt this book b ...more
Elizabeth
The Coming Future by Glenn Turner and Angel Torres is a sci-fi/fantasy/dystopianish story about a boy named Aalok Collins, and (to summarize the plot simply) his life during his last year of schooling as he tries to summon his 'owr, an ability that his people possess.

I'll start with what I didn't like first. The plot doesn't flow smoothly. It's rather rough and weird to follow along with at times. The pacing was off as well; it isn't consistent, and the attempt for the slow-start-off, but rapid
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Mary
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
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This is the story of Aalok Collins who is in his second and final year of school and has to enter the Academy.

The plot is there, simple but nice, the basic idea of the world the authors built was not bad.
But although all the right elements are there it was slow and boring. You can figure out the main plot from the very first pages - no prognostication anima needed - so it is a little insipid.
I struggled to get through it all and I don't think it was worth it.

The writing was not fluid and I f
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S.E. Scott
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm sure this is great if YA is your thing. Unfortunately I bought it expecting a lot more sci-fi, and when I got a third of the way through the book and basically nothing had happened that didn't happen to me in middle school, I got bored. The setting was an intriguing aesthetic, but aesthetic can't carry a book on its own. The prologue promises some kind of big, world-saving plot, but I felt like I'd gotten maybe two hints of it by the time I stopped? It just was taking way too long to get her ...more
Solène
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one so much. The characters are so well written and evolving in a universe I just can't wait to get back to. There everything to love about this : strange animals, a badass girl, an awkward main character, a wonderful world that you just want to get lost in, powers, plot twists a very interesting plot and amazing cliffhangers. Would recommend a 100 times ! The Coming Future is m my favorite read of the summer.
Nadja
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Coming Future is full of imagination and suspense. This book is very creative and interesting and makes you want to keep reading. The authors have done a wonderful job creating this book!!

Try this book, you'll like it. 👌
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