ONLY HUMAN, Book Three (Themis Files Series), by Sylvain Neuvel, Del Rey, PenguinRandomHouse Publishers

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DESCRIPTION:

World War Z meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants (“One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory”—NPR) and Waking Gods (“Pure, unadulterated literary escapism”—Kirkus Reviews).

In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. Rose Franklin led the team that uncovered the rest of the body parts which together form Themis: a powerful robot of mysterious alien origin. She, along with linguist Vincent, pilot Kara, and the unnamed Interviewer, protected the Earth from geopolitical conflict and alien invasion alike. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find her old alliances forfeit and the planet in shambles. And she must pick up the pieces of the Earth Defense Corps as her own friends turn against each other.

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Holy crap onna cracker!  Neuval is a genius!  This book/series is such a thrill ride from start to finish with fantastical sci fi touches and grand concepts, not to mention his writing style being over the top original and entertaining!

He took a brilliant idea, wrote it in a unique format with crazy, interesting characters and plot ploys, an incredible story to tell and lots action, mystery and intrigue.  The build up to where this book takes off is a futuristic dream intending to lift your spirits and let you soar among the stars.

This is a perfectly formed character driven book with an incredible plot to maneuver around with smooth transitions, ironic humor, and crazy human behavior.  You’d expect more from an alien race with so many technological advancements, but then again, why would you?  Humans are notorious for making a mess of things, so why would a race similar to our own be any different? Love this whole aspect of the series.

I can’t gush enough about the overall story, the smooth maneuvering throughout the series, the fantastic character arcs that were incredibly well fleshed out, and how everything was tied together for the perfect ending.

Job well-done!

I gave this book:

5-star

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