- File Size: 2008 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publication Date: August 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01344B7YQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The setting in the opening chapters was a little confusing to me at first. The world is so similar to current day, but with a few obvious things that are "off" just enough as to be foreign that I had difficulty placing where in time we were. The year is never explicitly stated and the reader has to do some math with a little hint that is easily missed. There are a couple more tidbits that are given in the second half of the book that finally makes things clearer when you figure it out, but I do wish Pennington would have provided a few more hints earlier in the story to help put things in context. Aside from that slight annoyance, the story world is vivid and lifelike.
The plot progresses at the perfect clip; quick enough to keep one's attention, but not so fast that you feel like you're in a whirlwind and can't keep up. The whole story seems to have been well thought out and even the tertiary characters feel very intentional. A few of the elements were a tad predictable and I had figured out how a few things were going to turn out. Even so, it was not a disappointment when I reached the last pages and found out I was correct. And there were still enough surprises along the way to keep me interested and turning the pages.
I loved Pennington's writing style. The way she tells a story is so engrossing that I was thoroughly enthralled. There is a realness to the way she puts a character's thoughts on the page that just rings true. This is only the second book that I've read by her, but her prose is exceptional. Some of the best I've read by a self-published/indie author.
The only content advisory for this book is that there are some very explicit descriptions of violence and death that some may find bothersome. Overall, Implant is a well-written sci-fi story with great characters and a compelling plot that was a pleasure to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will probably read it again at some point.
Implant is unlike Grace's other books. Gordon Harding has just found out he has cancer, and has been given three months to live. Suddenly everything he's ever had planned seems pointless, that is until a future is offered him in form of an implant. An implant which could cure his cancer and save his life. Gordon is more than ready to accept, that is until he is pulled into the future and sees the side effects of this life saving implant. Only one person can save the future world, and Gordon doesn't think he's ready for that battle.
I don't know where to begin my review for this book. I loved everything in it. Gordon wasn't really the hero type until the end, but I liked the chance to see a hero struggle with the fact he had to be the hero and felt he was far from ready. Gordon is very insecure about himself and needs several pushes in the right direction.
I loved so many of the other characters. Even Tanner even if he was barely in it. Then of course Doc and Neil. Doc and Neil are amazing even if all they do is bicker. Non stop. About everything. Sometimes just for the sake of bickering. They reminded me a little of Spock and McCoy. Doc, like Spock, was the logical one who did what had to be done and didn't let his emotions get in the way. Neil was nothing but emotions and not afraid to show it. (I'm beginning to wonder if Grace is a Star Trek fan or if I am picking up Star Trek references from her books simply because I'm the fan.)
The ending of the book floored me. I had so many speculations about the traitor, about Doc's identity, about the Head's identity, and I was wrong on every account but I have never had so much fun being wrong before.
This book has a lot more blood shed then Grace's other books. Everyone seemed to be dying left and right - but the ending fixed it all for me. The ending....I would rererererereread this book over and over for the ending. I loved that ending.
I am pleased to say Grace has again written another amazing book and has me again waiting on the edge of my seat for more of her stories. She can't write fast enough to please me.
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