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An interesting futuristic world worth continuing
July 24, 2015
I was offered an e-copy of this book after having lost the win in the Goodsreads First reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
I found this story to have a very interesting concept of a futuristic world, some details not being overly futuristic in fact, which had a great plot that could be further developed (thus, I suppose, the fact that this can/is a series). I see a lot of potential, but what made it less enjoyable for me was the style itself - the present tense narrative seemed awkward at times (as if not entirely sure that this was what the character in fact thought), the lack of quotation marks made it difficult to follow at times, and the last chapter being so different in length and back-and-forth confused me (I'm still not quite sure if I got the time line correct).
Regardless of these complications and couple of typos, once you get the awkward style, you get into the story and it is a very interesting read with a good concept that makes you want to know more. The fact that it's a short read is also alluring, and the preview of the second book at the end grabs you attention just enough that you wish you had the second book there.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sci-fi novels and likes short but captivating stories. This new author deserves the exposure to develop and find his style in his fascinating world!