Maybe I should market this book as “YA Urban Fantasy.” Everyone is loving it, even those that normally wouldn’t read sci-fi. I just hate to think how many people aren’t trying the book because of genre. They’re missing out!
Here’s the Amazon review:
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. My husband read it first and would only give me the cryptic review of “You’ll like it.” He knows that I am NOT a sci-fi fan (he is) and I am almost strictly a mystery/true crime reader. Only after I read it did he tell me that he enjoyed it and is looking forward to the continuing saga.
For me, it was a light quick read. Well presented and not overly complicated – but not so simple that I felt like I was reading a kids book. I am a “skipper”. I fast-forward whenever an author gets too wordy or sidetracked with unnecessary details. Not once did I find myself skipping in “Molly Fyde”. When I had to stop reading, I looked forward to having time to sit back down and pick it up again. I enjoyed the journey that Hugh Howey took my mind on.
The plot is not so thin that the ending is obvious. The action flows swiftly without being rushed or confusing. The characters and locations are believable and easily envisioned. Conversations, thoughts, and interactions seem natural and not contrived to fit the story. Philosophical questions pop up throughout the book (without being intrusive) giving one added things to mull over.
A book has always been on my gift list for my grandchildren. “Molly” will be this year’s selection for many of them. I know both the boys and girls will enjoy it… and I think their parents will, too!
I’m still not a sci-fi fan, but am a Molly Fyde fan. The next book has a lot to live up to.