Series gets off to a fantastic start with this blistering action-packed alien
contact story set in a dystopian earth featuring two remarkably gutsy female
leads, rebelling against the ruling tyrants.
I confess I haven’t read
the prequel stories, Avendui 5ive set
in the same world or the earlier works of PK
Tyler. But when I got a review copy, my interest was piqued by the
“Margaret Atwood of the indie scene” comparison. And after having rushed
through this one, I am definitely looking to reading anything else from her. A
year, when xenophobia has been termed
as the word of the year by Dictionary.com, this book truly brings out a
different dimension to that word. A startlingly original novel, The Jakkattu Vector is the first in a
series that chronicles a disturbing contact story of aliens arriving on a
ravaged earth destroyed by environmental disasters, but with veiled intentions
and genetic experiments that go horribly wrong. The story begins on an
exuberant high – Sabaal, a Ja…
So I know, last month the Red Queen's War officially came to end - with the third book in the series, TheWheel of Oshiem having got released. And this was the one series where people were raving that put Mark Lawrence on a pedestal, higher than what he achieved with his first series, the Broken Empire. And you know, how much of a scream that kid, Jorg Ancrath was. I had grown to like him.
Here's where I will let you in on a secret - I love Mark Lawrence simply because he is one of the few authors who inspires me to write better. His writing chops are top notch. Be it the razor-sharp story-telling or the brilliant characterization or the lucid narrative that is so riveting and compelling that you cannot help but be amazed and carried away in the flow - and you overlook the fact that perhaps, the story is a bit too dark and grim. With his second series, Mark's definitely taken care of that aspect, the complaints around grim-dark.
When I was approached for a blog tour of Remember Yesterday, I jumped for the chance. As I had really enjoyed the opening chapter in the series, Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn and along with the rest of the world, was waiting with bated breath about the fate of Callie Stone and the world she was trying to save.
A YA sci-fi with time-travel forming a critical part of the narrative, the first book was definitely a hit with the readers - mainly because of the delightful world built up and also how Pintip chose to portray her heroine, Callie Stone - a strong and level-headed girl, selfless to a fault; her ultimate sacrifice that probably prevents the world from plunging into a disaster. But after that ultimate shocker of an ending, Pintip comes back with an even stronger sequel - raising questions about time-travel with some breezy recap on this world-altering incident. Did it really save the world and her sister Jessa ?
As I plunged back into this familiar, well realized world, set some…