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Book Whales: 4.5 Stars! can't wait for the sequel,
This review is from: The Sphinx Project (The Chimaera Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
A lifetime as a lab rat, or forever on the run? For Michaela it's not a hard decision.
When I saw this book on Goodreads, I was literally drooling over it. I was drawn to the cover and the blurb sounds so good. I was lucky enough to be given an ARC directly from the author. Oh boy, this book is so good. There were no dull moments from the first chapter up to the last. I devoured this book in one sitting.
The story is about the Sphinx Project, an experiment with an aim to create a perfect warrior by combining animal and human genes. The story was told in Michaela's perspective, the heroine in the story. Michaela and the girls were kept as lab rats in a very secluded facility. They were given trainings and constantly monitored. Michaela sees her life as a prisoner; she wanted to live a normal life instead of pretending to be someone she is not. An assassin or a killer, always there when needed. They were given missions to kill a specific target. Michaela doesn't want that life. The story took a great turn when the facility was hit by an earthquake. The girls took the opportunity to escape but the task is not easy as it seems. They thought the facility guards were their prime enemy but something else had escaped, a blood thirsty humanoid creature. Was there a possibility they could end up like the creature if they hadn't escape?
I was impressed by the story building; it is very believable. I like the concept about hybrids. It also had the elements that I love in a book, fast-paced and action-packed with a hint of romance. The characters are realistic too. I felt their emotions, how deeply they wanted to escape. I also felt their thirst for answers. I love Michaela and Nicole. They are butt-kicking!!! Both are strong, clever and confident. There were also some characters that I like and find so interesting. I can't give them away here; you have to read this book to know more about them :)
There are two things that I don't like. One is how the love angle was played, it was too soon. It didn't give butterflies in my stomach, it lacks spice. Then there were too many things going on at the same time. There were some parts that confuse me, is there an impending apocalypse? Well I do love apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic stories so I can't wait for book two.
Overall, this book is a wonderful read. If you love action, tsunamis and zombie like creatures, this book is for you. I can't wait for the next one to be out.