- File Size: 2966 KB
- Print Length: 462 pages
- Publication Date: March 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BT29504
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The sci-fi elements of Asa's new world are really inventive, including monkeys in the tundra, underground railways, mysterious flying men, human mutations and experiments. Leito's writing is stellar as he weaves the futuristic details into narrative through Asa's eyes. The suspense pulls the story forward with a great mix of narrative, dialogue with supporting characters, and memories/flashbacks. All told, it's suspenseful, dark, inventive and you'll be rooting for Asa to triumph. I'm definitely hooked!
Doctors Without Borders is a great charity and a great reason to buy the book. I recommend it on both fronts (charity and the content of the book itself) because it is a very good read!
The author, Chad Leito, did a great job of creating that wonder. Is The Academy good or bad? What are they up to? Many clues are throughout, so you can make up your own presumptions. But I'm really interested in reading the next installment. Tons of climactic events throughout, many second guesses. It felt like the ride of a lifetime. The Academy also seamlessly infused themes from other genres like coming-of-age drama, sci-fi fantasy... The descriptors were solid and visually stimulating as well. All around phenomenal body of work with this one.
This story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. This absorbing and attention-grabbing work had me engaged from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene effortlessly, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling.
It's one of those rare stories that come along that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I'm giving nothing away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery! However, I will say this; it's one of the most imaginative and well written books I've read in a while. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
You can't do wrong with this one - I highly recommend it!
The characters and drama are typically one dimensional. For example, the drama arises from artificial scenarios like when the hero has to tell a girl something. Instead of walking up and telling her he says " I have to talk to you". to which she replies that she doesn't want to talk to him and they go back and forth for a while about whether they're going to talk or not. He could have just told her. The "problems" are artificial and are not real problems. The story is also very derivative.
However, I will say if this is a first try and the writer is young. Do not give up. He has some imagination and might be better in a decade or two.
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