The Light at the Bottom of the World

The Light at the Bottom of the World Review

In 2099, the world is submerged a thousand feet beneath the ocean’s surface, and in Great Britain an undercurrent of fear courses through everyone’s lives. Fear that must be maintained at all costs.

Sixteen-year-old British Muslim Leyla McQueen loves blasting punk rock and racing in her submersible. But when Leyla’s innocent papa is arrested, she must use her racing prowess for more than just thrills. Leyla must participate in the challenging London Submersible Marathon for the chance to win her papa’s freedom.

The submersible race leads to an unexpected outcome, though. Then when new information about her papa’s situation comes to light, Leyla must face her own fears, and act. If she wants to find and rescue her papa, she will have to venture outside of London for the very first time. To make matters worse, the hotheaded and maddening teen, Ari, thinks he’ll be accompanying her—no bloody way.

Leyla must remain defiant and cling to hope. She will have to brave the unfathomable waters, defy the oppressive authorities, and learn to work with the ever-secretive Ari, who is slowly working his way into her heart. But as she discovers a world drowning in lies, how much longer can Leyla hold out hope for the truth? If her faith in her quest wavers, she risks capture—or worse. And her beloved Papa could be lost forever.

Title:The Light at the Bottom of the World

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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    "Set in a future where the Earth is underwater, the book follows 16-year-old Leyla McQueen, a British Muslim submersible racer, who must navigate the treacherous abyss to find her missing father." thi...

  • London Shah

    Hiiii :-) Can't wait to welcome you guys into my submerged world, and to introduce you to Leyla McQueen. Join her on her underwater adventure as she navigates the eerie and exquisite deep to solve the...

  • Estella Mirai

    I was privileged to be one of the earliest readers of this book, and ohhhh my goodness, readers, it is fantastic. The world building is fabulous—both in terms of introducing the speculative elements...

  • Maria Hossain

    I was one of the lucky few who got to read and fall in love with this book long before others. Yesssss!!!This book is insanely good. The characters aren't your typical YA characters, rather all have t...

  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    I love me some sci-fi...

  • Laura Weymouth

    The Light at the Bottom of the World is a gorgeous, hope-filled underwater adventure that always leaves room for wonder. Leyla McQueen makes a refreshing change as a YA main character--she's unquencha...

  • mith

    i can't think about McQueen without being reminded of Lightning McQueen....Anyway. I'm excited about this!!...

  • Silanur

    update: the author liked it hahahaMUSLIM MAIN CHARACTERmuslim main charactermuslim main charactermuslim main characterMUSLIM MAIN CHARACTER!!!yes please...

  • Courtney

    The Light at the Bottom of the World is literal magic. I'm humbled and honored to have been an early reader. These characters and their hearts still live with me. Leyla is what the world needs, especi...

  • Sarah

    I read an early version of this manuscript and loved it! I can't wait to see how it has evolved! ...