Upgrade by: Blake Crouch

This book was a lot. For one, I am not a science major of any sort so when the gene talk started I was like “huh…kay” but the best thing about Blake Crouch, and what reminds me of Andy Weir in his work, is the character is describing the science in a way that only a scientist could understand and then in the following words, sort of brings it down to a level the average person can understand. I, as an average person, appreciate that.

I also appreciate the story it told and the question it asked. What would you do seeing the world going how it is?

The answer isn’t easy and we follow Logan, a member of the GPA, whose had his genome modified and it turns him superhuman. Why? Because someone wants him to fix the human race so that we can fix the world. Climate change has taken tolls on the planet, the starts of which we’re already seeing, especially with Lake Mede drying up the way it is.

However, the “solution” that was foisted on him, was against his will and carries side effects that people really shouldn’t be comfortable with. It wasn’t easy for him and the ramifications it had on his family.

Now Logan has to stop this upgrade from being deployed all over the planet.

It’s a well paced book and it’s one that had me on the edge of my seat. It was good, it was tight and it made me think. What would I do? What can I do?

Toward the end of the book, Logan says that humanity has a compassion issue and it’s something I agree with.

The book asks a few questions and while I don’t have answers, I do have a review. And I would recommend this book to basically anyone who enjoys sci-fi.

It gets a five (5) star rating from me.

I received this eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Author. Reader. Reviewer. Interested in Sci-fi, Fantasy, and everything in between. Ya, and Adult. Looking for representaion where it matters! BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, everything! We all deserve stories!

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