I received this ARC from the publisher in order to read and review the second book in the series. This is my honest review. Thank you to to the author and publisher.
I feel like either you like Sci-fi or you don't. My introduction to science fiction was through *The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy*. Have you read it? This book was easy to read and made me laugh. I made want to experiment in this genre.
I haven't decided if I am a sci-fi fan or not. But I am a fan of Robert Davies. He writes beautifully. I was immersed in the human culture in 2198. It was pretty cool to see what could be. He also brings to life the alien cultures and planets. *Specimen 959* is a book you are going to want to snuggle under a blanket with a hot beverage to enjoy it. It is long it took me almost 2 weeks to finish it. So if you are looking for a quick read, this isn't it.
You'll be rewarded if you have the time. The book starts off describing 3 different scenes. The author artfully intertwined the scenes together by the end. There are definitely plot twists that I didn't see!
The characters are strong. He was taken time to flesh out their personalities. I feel like I know each one of them intimately. I really enjoyed getting to see the different races interact.
We give this a 4 paws up as the book was excellent and I was excited to start the next one. Just don't try to read it fast!
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
Faced with overwhelming odds, they’ll have to fight to survive..
Astronaut. Repairman. Prisoner. CenturoCorp engineer Darrien Norris begins a journey across Terran Colonial space to restore a broken mining machine on a distant, mineral harvest world. It was supposed to be routine—a good run to finish his career—but his shuttle is thrown without warning from its course by an unseen power and survival becomes the only thing that matters. Catapulted across half the galaxy to a violent and hostile place, Norris has been left to survive or die inside an inescapable, alien horror merely for the crime of being lost—of being human. Escape is his purpose, but what he finds in the grinding, desperate fight to live will forever change the path of human history.