Vessel by Lisa Cresswell


The sun exploded on April 18, 2112. It exploded in a Class X solar storm the likes of which humankind had never seen. They had nineteen minutes. Nineteen minutes until the geomagnetic wave washed over the Earth, frying every electrical device created by humans, blacking out entire continents, every satellite in their sky. Nineteen minutes to say goodbye to the world they knew, forever, and to prepare for a new Earth, a new Sun.Generations after s...

Details Vessel

Release DateMay 26th, 2015
GenreScience Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult

Reviews Vessel

  • Vesper Dreams
    Vessel is an intriguing story from the perspective of a disfigured slave in a world that believes the sun to have its own cognitive conscience... almost like a new type of God-figure after the world was flipped upside down, causing machines, technology, and electricity to fail.A story of this nature is enjoyable and makes you think when written properly. Though this story was an entertaining one, it's just not good enough. As an avid reader, I lo...
  • Holly
    I have had my eye on this book since I first saw the cover reveal from Month9Books many moons ago. I love sci-fi, and VESSEL looked to be right up my alley. So I jumped on the chance to be part of the release week blog tour, and I’m so glad I did!VESSEL takes place about 200 years after a massive solar storm has wiped out all electronics and most of the world’s population. Generations of people, descended from the relative few who survived, h...
  • Aggie Unsworth
    This book is based in the far future, after the sun has destroyed everything electronic and all machinery. It's as if the world as we know it has been pulled hundreds of years back. Alana is a slave to her masters, treated in the worse way possible not only by her masters but also by his wife's, who have spilled hot oil over her face. Leaving her scarred and hiding her face at all times. She barely manages to survive, having her own ways to find ...
  • Heather Duff
    I love a dystopian novel, really, really love it. If a disaster is coming to wipe out the planet I am on it like a car bonnet (or hood if you live in North America but that doesn't rhyme). But as I have said before a lot of these books struggle to be fully original, time after time we meet a perfect girl who straight away goes out in to the post-apoc world kicking ass, Vessel is not like that at all.It is set in the future, a future where a solar...
  • Mark Gardner
    My biggest complaint with Vessel, by Lisa Cresswell, is that the story was disjointed. I understand the appeal of telling a story from different perspectives, but I really didn’t care about Recks. The story is about Alana, and when it diverged to Recks, my interest waned.There was this Hunger Games/Maze Runner style vibe to it, but what it really reminded me of was the Tales of a Dying Star series, by David Kristof. Overall, Vessel was a good r...
  • Patricia Hamill
    Vessel is a science fiction/post-apocalyptic/dystopian set a couple hundred years in the future after a mega solar flare sends the world into a new dark age. The inhabitants have become fearful of technology and the knowledge that spawned it, believing that such things caused Mother Sun to destroy their ancestors. Alana, a slave girl, finds herself embroiled in a struggle against the Reticents, a group determined to enforce mass ignorance, after ...
  • Marni
    I love dystopian and you can't get much more dystopian than this. 50 years prior to the story the world was basically wiped clean of data, electronically held information, etc, by a solar storm. There's some information still out there, but it's held on tightly by a small group. This is the story of Alana, a slave girl, and her life.I liked Alana right away. I could sense her resentment and anger and could understand her, as a person. As the auth...
  • Danielle
    Read this review and more on my blog.I was given a free copy of Vessel for my honest opinionWell, that was a disappointment. Vessel is set in the year 2118, the sun has made all of modern technology useless, and essentially humanity has gone back to the dark ages. We follow Alana, a slave who, in opinion, does not do much. Yes, I know that she is an uneducated slave, but generally I am sympathise with most characters, or atlas understand where th...
  • Tamara
    Vessel for the most part was a good read. The romance is sweet and the action is abundant. The ending however, took a turn I was not expecting - at all. I’m not sure if there is going to be a sequel to this story or not, but the ending just left me, well, for lack of a better word, just bummed. There was no happily- ever- after and really no closure. The writing itself was great. The story line flowed really well up until the end. Ms. Cresswell...
  • Jennifer Mangler
    Holy crap, what a disappointment! I picked this one solely for the "join forces to bring knowledge and books back to the human race" part, but that's not really what the book is about. At all. And the whole weird twist at the end? Ugh! There was lots of potential here in the idea of a group hording knowledge to maintain power, but it's totally wasted in this story.
  • Rebecca
    Great story, review to come.