Author: Mary Weber
Series: Book One in the Evaporation of Sofi Snow Series
Published By: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Sci Fi/Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she's convinced he's been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
I normally am not one that is huge on sci fi, in any sub genre, but when I saw that Weber had a new book out, sci fi or not, I knew I had to read it.
I'm so very glad that I did because once again Weber shows us that the woman can write. She can create worlds whether, fantasy or science fiction, and make them completely believable. With characters that are lovable every bit as they are determined, single minded and fierce in doing what needs to be done, darn the consequences.
This was a fun read and one that I didn't struggle with at all, which was a relief because once I got into the story, it wasn't hard at all to want to shut out the outside world and read until I was done.
Set in a futuristic, almost game like feel to it, this was so easy to get into. With scientific jargon that wasn't complicated or hard to understand, instead you flowed easily right into the heart of the story which, like most of Weber's book, was full of secrets and lies and riddled with hidden agendas and mystery.
All in all a wonderful story that will stuck you in and leave you wanting the next one.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Wohoo, Ali! So happy you loved this one too! I thought it was very easy to breeze through as well and the characters were a lot of fun. I can't wait to see where the story goes next! Great review!ReplyDelete
I didn't even know about this some how until I saw your review so THANK YOU for bringing it to my attention!Delete
Thanks for the great review Kindlemom it looks goodReplyDelete
It really was a fun and interesting read!Delete
I'm a fan of The storm Siren's series so I definitely want to check Evaporation out! It sounds wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali!!ReplyDelete
It is the main reason I picked this up Kim. So glad it was every bit as good. I truly hope you like it as well!Delete
I haven't read this author and this isn't my usual type of read but I am so intrigued by this one. Glad you enjoyed it!! Great review!ReplyDelete
It isn't my usual either but it really was good and I hope you decide to try it and like it as well. :DDelete
Wow, I didn't know about this one! And I love that cover. Sounds really unique and the great characters plus worldbuilding- I may have to get this one.ReplyDelete
It really does have a great cover.Delete
I've been hearing good buzz about this book. I don't think I've read anything by the author before. I will have to check it out.ReplyDelete
Her one series was her debut and it was so well done, pretty addicting actually. ;)Delete
I always love a story that includes tracking down a sibling. The bond between them always seems to be so strong. I hadn't even heard of this book, but I love that cover.ReplyDelete
I love sibling bonds too, there is just something about them.Delete
I'm glad you liked this one - and the scientific aspects weren't too hard to understand.ReplyDelete
Me too. ;)Delete
I am so happy you enjoyed this. I just a got a copy after reading Nick's review. I love a sci-fi futuristic read. Happy to hear it was easy to sink into as well.ReplyDelete
I think you'll really like it as well Heidi. Can't wait to see your review for it. ;)Delete
I'm actually a pretty big sci-fi geek, so this sounds right up my alley, Ali. (Sorry, I couldn't resist. :))ReplyDelete
Ha! You're funny Tyler. ;) Actually I do think you would like this.Delete
So glad to hear you ended up liking it.ReplyDelete
I am not a SciFi fan, but this sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm honestly normally not either with books but this really did work.Delete
That's always such an awesome discovery :)ReplyDelete
I don't read sci-fi very often but when I do I usually enjoy it. I'll put this one on the list. Sounds really good! Fab review! :)ReplyDelete
I'm checking this out on Amazon. I can see why you enjoyed it. Happy to see you're reading Now I Rise. Sadly was unable to get an advanced e-arc but will get the book the regular purchase way like I did the last. I enjoy chatting with the author on Twitter. If I catch your review I'll try to share it with her.ReplyDelete
It was fabulous, you are going to love it when you read it. Sorry you weren't able to get a copy early, it took forever for them to approve mine, I almost thought I wasn't going to get one either.Delete
Sci-fi is always complicated for me as well but well maybeReplyDelete
It really wasn't hard to understand at all. ;)Delete
It's great that you were able to enjoy this story, even though it wasn't a genre you care for. Great authors can do that. They are so good at drawing you into the story, it doesn't matter the genre, because it is just good. :-)ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads
That is very true. ;)Delete
Oh nice. I haven't heard of this one and it really sounds like it is a book that I would enjoy. Totally love the sound of this one. Brilly review!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Melissa! I hope you do try it. ;)Delete
I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I haven't heard of it at all but I really enjoy a well-written sci-fi and it's been a looong time since I read anything in that genre so I'm definitely going to check this out! Thanks for putting this on my radar and fantastic review, dear!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much and I hope if you read it, you like it as well!Delete
This is a new series to me, but I do love sci-fi! I'm glad this was a great read! Lovely review :)ReplyDelete
You will more than likely really like this as well then. ;) Thank you!Delete
It's always great when a genre you weren't expecting takes you by surprise, I'm not typically a sci-fan either, but this book sounds great!ReplyDelete
It is nice when that happens.Delete
I DO like sci-fi, so you liking it so much makes me want to read even more.ReplyDelete
And heads up, the image for your header isn't working.Delete
You would like Sofi and thanks for letting me know! That's weird because I can see it just fine for some reason. I'll look into it. ;)Delete
I "think" I have it fixed, let me know if I don't!Delete
I'm not a big sci-fi fan too, but reading your review, man! I've got to read this one too!ReplyDelete
There are a lot of us that have liked this that don't usually like this genre so I really hope you give it a chance as well. ;)Delete
I like sci-fi and this is my first time seeing this. I am glad it worked for you.ReplyDelete
I just recently added this one to the books I want to read soon, and it looks like it will be worthwhile. Thanks for this review!ReplyDelete
It was and I hope you think so too! :DDelete