Young Adult - Sci-Fi
362 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2024
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Author Biography

Lucas grew up in Newcastle, Australia on a healthy diet of anime, Nickelodeon, Goosebumps and Animorphs. When he’s not in his home office editing trailers and TV shows, he can usually be found in a café with his laptop, crafting meticulously built worlds with a Hans Zimmer score blaring in his headphones. He has a soft spot for Europe, particularly his ancestral home in the Greek islands, where he likes to visit as much as possible.

Music is his biggest inspiration, with many of his characters and scenes being birthed from tracks that send his imagination into overdrive. He often builds soundtracks for his books like they’re movies, which allows him to visualise his ideas more cinematically. Becoming a writer has been his dream since he was ten years old when a very silly short story left his entire year four class in stitches. Wellsville is his first novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Wellsville by L. C. Scott is a science fiction novel for young adults. Nobody likes anybody, but when Wellsville collapses, Priya, Mia, Colby, and Liam must come together to figure out why the entire town has fallen into a coma, but not them. They have little to work on, just one strange message that Liam received on his computer. The message tells them to find an island, but few people ever leave Wellsville. The four unlikely friends are about to embark on an adventure that takes them far from their town, but what they find leaves them with more questions than answers. Can they discover what’s going on in Wellsville?

Wellsville by L. C. Scott is a coming-of-age sci-fi story with a unique plot and plenty of action. It begins strongly and maintains momentum throughout with some good characters who start off not being friends. Throughout the plot, they learn much about each other and what it means to work as a team, using each other’s strengths and weaknesses to solve the mystery. The story is reminiscent of a video game, a surreal, alternate world, and if this is your kind of thing, you will enjoy this book. The characters are easy to relate to, all very different people, and that’s why they work well together, each bringing something different to the team. The ending won’t give you all the answers you seek, so hopefully, there is a sequel on the way to clear things up. Wellsville is a debut novel, and it’s a good start to what will hopefully be a series.