If you read nothing else this year, grab a copy of Neptune's Tears, switch off the iphone, ditch the ipad and lose yourself in a story that will make you laugh, gasp, hold your breath and cry - all in the space of one chapter. Susan Waggoner has broken the mould with this inventive story set 200 years in the future - fast-paced and utterly believable, the story of Zee and David is much more than an adventure; it is a tender and challenging exploration of the steadfastness of human love, the untapped depths of human abilities and the realisation that for all of us, this moment is the only one of which any of us can ever be certain. After the flood of dystopian novels of recent years, Neptune's Tears brings a fresh look at a future world and leaves the reader toe-tappingly impatient for the sequel. --Rosie Rushton
It’s 2218 and Zee McAdams is in her second year as a healing empath at a busy London hospital. When a mysterious young man becomes her patient, Zee’s hard-won calm is pierced. Her attraction is complicated by the fact that David Sutton is an alien, a group whose presence – and purpose – on Earth is deeply mistrusted. When London and other cities experience a wave of anarchist attacks, Zee and David are brought even closer together. The more time Zee spends with David, the more she likes him – and the more questions she has. Even as their relationship deepens, Zee knows that David is still hiding something from her. Will Zee have the courage to follow her heart, no matter where it takes her?A remarkably gripping novel about star-crossed love and future life.