Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 

Themis Files #1

Rating: 3 1/2 Magical Coffee Cups
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From Goodreads:

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 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—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its 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 provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?

What a fun read!

I really didn’t know what to think of this book at first.  The whole book is a collection of interviews, personal logs, random conversations (that happen to be recorded), and news articles thrown in there was well.  I thought I would get annoyed by this but it comes together nicely.

I’m not sure how much to say about this book because I don’t want to give any of it away.  I don’t think would really say it would ruin the book for others, but it was really fun to piece together the interviews and see where this story leads so I will let you have that fun on your own.  There is just a lot to this book.  There is crazy government conspiracy stuff happening here.  I don’t know if I fully understand all that went on in this book.  That nameless interrogator had me questioning a lot of what I thought I knew in this book.  I want to know more about this guy, I need to know more about this guy.

A lot happened in this book but it seems to be just the beginning. There was a part when I really thought things were going to start taking off and then it seemed to slow down a bit then the action began rising again a little while later.  The closer to the end the more things seemed like insane storylines were almost about to happen, but it always ended up just out of reach.  The very ending of the book sort of hits you with a twist and when I finished I was actually pretty upset and annoyed… until I realized this is a series.

I am very excited to see where this story goes.  I feel awesome having been allowed to read this book just before it actually releases but I also feel very sad knowing I have a very long time to wait now for the next one.



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