By Dan Wells
Recommended by Me
First sentence Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning.
I'm going to do something a little different. I HATE book trailers. I could tell you why but it would take too long. However, the book trailer to this book is so freaking awesome I thought I'd use it for the synopsis. Enjoy!
What it has going for it
I've been so excited for this one and when the awesome Emily let me borrow her ARC I was ecstatic! I enjoyed Dan Wells' John Cleaver series and I love his writing so you can imagine how high those hopes were. Because of those high hopes I was also afraid I might be disappointed. Well, I needn't have bothered. I LOVED it! It was action packed and had me turning pages as fast as I could and holding my breath. I had to keep making myself slow down and concentrate so I wouldn't miss anything. There were lots of twists, some that took me totally by surprise and others I saw coming but not till the perfect moment, like right before the characters. I love that! Oh, and I totally fell in love with Samm and I can't wait for more of him.
Sigh! I could be wrong, and I REALLY hope I am, but I don't think very many people are going to like this one. See, most people like character driven novels over plot driven ones. Not me, though. I mean, It's important that I like at least one character but the plot is much more important to me. I love when an author can come up with an amazing story that astounds and entertains me and doesn't waste precious time talking about a character's "feelings". Not that this one doesn't have amazing characters (did you hear me mention my new found love for Samm?) but there's hardly any romance or character drama. At least in my opinion there wasn't. There's also a lot of talk about science that I found fascinating but I can see how it might bore other people.
Yea or Nay?
Of course I still hope you give it a try, but if you're expecting another romance with a meager plot you might be disappointed.