Author: SJ Parkinson
Published: July 29, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Review Copy: Yes
Why did I want this book?
I received this book for the blog tour to write a review. Since I am totally into sic-fi at the moment, I couldn't resist.
The richest man in the world wants to celebrate the July 4th holiday as never before. In a bid to get into the record books, a global fireworks show is staged from orbit. Satellites drop pyrotechnics into the atmosphere, thrilling everyone from the Arctic to the Antarctic with their rich colors and massive explosions in every time zone. The next day, people around the globe begin to lose their sight. Governments crumble, society degenerates, and infrastructure falls into chaos. Humanity finds itself stumbling in the dark and losing all hope. A few fortunate individuals retain their vision. Attempting to deal with the growing despair around them, they come together to discover the true purpose and origin of the affliction. They race to find a cure before the world is subjugated under an invading power.
I don't like the cover image, but you know what they say: Never judge a book by it's cover.
The title refers to the firework.
I liked the writing style. It was captivating and you can see, that the author has done a lot of research. But as already mentioned, it is not an easy read. I really had to concentrate on the plot, otherwise you will miss important things.
There were a lot of characters in this book, so it was difficult to me to keep track on the beginning. We experience the plot from different kind of view.
I think the four most important characters are the colonel, the doctor and the Chinese general. Sometimes it got a little bit confusing because you always have to remember, what everyone is doing. So, my recommendation: Don't read a second book at the same time, like I did.
It is a sci-fi thriller.
What I didn't like:
Maybe too many characters.
Quick and dirty:
A good sci-fi thriller from an author who did his homework.
... Premier Virtual Author Book Tours., who gave me this review copy in exchange of a honest review!