Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Sleeping Giants

Title: Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1)
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Del Rey
Published: This will come out April 26th 2016
How I got this book: I was lucky enough to get an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
17 years ago: A girl from South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. 

Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what the hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts.

My thoughts:
I never read sci-fi so I don’t have much to compare this to, but I did love it. I finished it in one sitting because I wasn’t able to put it down. I’m so glad I had the chance to read it through NetGalley.

There are plenty of characters in this story, and they were all interesting. This is written as a typical novel, but it’s written in transcripts from interview, experiment logs and diaries. There’s one main character throughout this book, but we never learn his/her name. Hshe is very mysterious, and the one arranging everything.

The plot is super fast paced, and all the science stuff doesn’t get in the way. I do not know a lot about science, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this book. It was, obviously, a huge factor in the book, but not in the way that you had to understand everything.

I was not bored once whilst reading this book, and I can’t wait for the next book to come out. Though it might be a while, as I read this in March and it doesn’t come out until April 26th, which is not long for those of you reading this review. Even though this book is based entirely on dialogue, I had no problems imagining everything in my head. I saw the pictures clear as day.

I’m having a hard time reviewing this book, because I liked it so much. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, because there are so many things that happen throughout the story. I recommend that you all read it, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Even if you don’t read sci-fi that much, you should give this book a try. I did, and I don’t regret it at all. 

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