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.
I have already been crooning about my die-hard love for Blake Crouch - His latest, Dark Matter - a twisted dark pretzel of a delightful science-fiction thriller was the icing on a noteworthy career full of glorious books. I first came across him before Wayward Pines became a TV Series.
And now this - Good Behavior hit the small screens across America on TNT a month back and is raking up the TRP's, purportedly one of the best shows after Southland. I picked up the collection of three novellas after I came across this news but hey, it's a rule now! Anything Blake Crouch, sign me up for the ride baby! This man sure knows how to write a thriller, get your blood pressure roaring and ratcheting up the tension to levels often sharp enough to cut diamonds.
So this one features Letty Dobesh, a thief, a meth-addict and a functioning alcoholic - fresh out of prison and looking to redeem herself. She has a young son, being taken care of by her own mother and probably wants to come clean, …