Sunday, April 17, 2016

Book Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel /Sci-Fi-Fantasy /NETGALLEY ARC

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. 

Title: Sleeping Giants
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: Sci-Fi-Fantasy
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Language: English
Hardcover: 320 pages
Meet the Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in the cutting-edge cadences of interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and by a struggle for control of earthshaking power.

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—the object's origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand's code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the relic they seek. What's clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery—and finally figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

My Thoughts

Received this book without knowing much about the Author, only read the description and that is being compared to World War Z and The Martian. I loved the Martian and was very curious to see what Sleeping Giants was about and the story behind it, the characters.

Have to say I was very surprised what a great piece of Science Fiction this book is. I enjoyed it and liked it a lot. Found very interesting the format in which the story is told, Interviews, Journal entries and all the different elements in the story, science, technology, conspiracies, mystery, suspense. It was easy to read and fun at times which brings a little extra to the book. 

Overall, a different story, unique the way is told, interesting characters and a great start for a new series. Totally recommended for fans of Sci-Fi or if just looking for a different read.

Thank you Ballantine and Netgalley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.


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