“All you can do, Rosemary–all any of us can do–is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.” ~ Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
“The Jenny Haniver was surfing on the edge of night as it swept Westward across the Great Hunting Ground.” ~Philip Reeve, Night Flights
“This is the trouble with history. You can't see what's not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something's missing, but there's no way to know what it was.”
At times you can feel Brown trying to differentiate his world and his story from The Hunger Games, but I was never able to stop comparing the two.