𝕀𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝟚𝟛𝟙𝟙, 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕚𝕤 𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕒 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕒𝕣 𝕕𝕦𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕪 𝕡𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕗𝕦𝕝 𝕄𝕒𝕘𝕟𝕒-𝔹𝕝𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕤, 𝕒𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕜𝕤 𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕓𝕝𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕖𝕥. ℕ𝕠𝕨 𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕒 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕡𝕠𝕝𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕖𝕟𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕔𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕕 𝕒 𝕟𝕖𝕨 𝕗𝕖𝕣𝕠𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕪. 𝔸 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕘 𝕞𝕒𝕟, 𝕂𝕒𝕕𝕠, 𝕤𝕥𝕦𝕔𝕜 𝕓𝕖𝕥𝕨𝕖𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕔𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕓𝕦𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕦𝕔𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕟𝕒𝕣𝕔𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕔 𝕓𝕚𝕒𝕤, 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕗𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕟 𝕤𝕝𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕕𝕣𝕦𝕘𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕝𝕔𝕠𝕙𝕠𝕝. 𝕌𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕞𝕪𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕤 𝕔𝕚𝕣𝕔𝕦𝕞𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕤 𝕒𝕟 𝕠𝕝𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕤 𝕙𝕚𝕞 𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕘. 𝔹𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖’𝕤 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕖𝕝𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕝𝕪 𝕞𝕒𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝕞𝕖𝕖𝕥𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕖𝕪𝕖. 𝕂𝕒𝕕𝕠 𝕘𝕖𝕥𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕠 𝕒𝕟 𝕒𝕕𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕤𝕔𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕗𝕚𝕔 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤, 𝕦𝕟𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕗𝕦𝕝 𝕚𝕟𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕦𝕟𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕤 𝕡𝕝𝕠𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕣𝕖 𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥.
***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca
Genre: Adult | Sci-fi | Dystopian| Fiction
4 out of 5 stars!
Take a look at the cover! If that doesn’t pull you in enough the moment you read the synopsis you will be hooked.
I have been craving sci-fi recently and Magna-Blade was exactly what I needed. Even more of a treat when I found out it was set in a well known city in Canada!
People have survived a life changing war with some of the most dangerous weapons around – Magna-Blades. But no-ones safe just yet!….Someone knows more is coming and they are working tirelessly to stop it! Question’s are …Will they succeed?…Can they do it alone, or will they need help?
Evan has created this revolutionary setting! You still have your high, middle and lower class, people are suffering, hunger, drugs and crime are still present and a form of law enforcement is in place. It reads as if you are in today’s setting with a futuristic twist. This was a huge yes for me! I enjoy stepping out of the real world while reading but really appreciate when there is still be a relate-able feel to it. Helps to really grasp the idea and makes for an engaging read!
The characters are perfectly placed in this world. I try very hard not give any spoilers away while reviewing so I won’t give any names or details. But I will say I really connected with a few of the stronger, main characters. When they were faced with hardships or tough situations it hit hard! Evan’s characters are extremely memorable. I thoroughly enjoy a read where there is a perfect balance between the story line and the characters and I found that was exactly what Magna-Blade did. The perfect amount of detail throughout.
Now you may be wondering why I gave this read a 4 stars when I obviously enjoyed it so much. The one reason I removed a star from my rating is…. the beginning of the story is very fast paced. Almost as something you would see in a immediate scene at the beginning of a movie, to get you quickly up to date on what’s going down. Although this is fine and a lot of reads do this to give the reader some details before they really dive into the story. What got me was there were parts that had me lost or confused. I felt like I was missing a bit of the story that was critical to understanding things as you went on, perhaps details that are important and were glazed over a bit too quickly. Don’t get me wrong! As you go you will understand what is happening and you will get a glimpse of the past. I just feel some bits could have been touched on more.
All of this being said. I obviously really enjoyed this read and gave it a high rating. What makes me very excited about how this read ended off is I felt as if the story was left a bit open but also with enough conclusion at the same time. Which I really appreciate because I don’t feel like I am needing more…. yet if a sequel came of this I most definitely would be jumping at the chance to get my hands on it!
Of course I would recommend this read especially if you are a sci-fi fan. You can never go wrong with such a strong, vivid world like this!
Publisher: Independently through lulu.com
Release date: December 3, 2019
And of course thank you all for reading.
Your Futuristic Book Worm