Rating – 4 stars
Date Finished – January 2, 2017
2/120 in 2017
I really enjoyed this first book in the Themis Files series – the premise is fascinating and unique, and makes for great science fiction that is accessible to the sci-fi novice. I especially enjoyed how the book played with existing conspiracy theories – the Denver airport, specifically – which made this feel possible just enough to be really unsettling. Additionally, the characters developed and changed in ways that made this novel much more compelling than just a unique science fiction premise. I’m not always a fan of this type of epistolary-esque storytelling, but in this case, it really, really works – the reader learns things in a sequence and manner that adds to the dark, secretive storyline. For a first book in a series, it’s satisfying in it’s own right, but ends on an unexpected cliffhanger, and leaves me with plenty of questions that make me want to pick up #2 (WHO is the man conducting the interviews??). Highly recommended fun read!