Sunday, October 20, 2013

"The Sity" by Curran Geist (4 Stars)

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The Sity
Book #1, The Sity series
by Curran Geist

Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi

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I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and my initial feel for the story was intrigue with a dose of disorientation. I really was drawn to the grit and dirt and the concept of a human race reduced to ashes beneath the oppressive weight of an alien species. A repulsive, depraved alien species. It seems that the aliens have enslaved humans for their brutal entertainment and no homo sapien is safe. If you can find any still alive inside the Sity.

We meet Victor first, a beaten down shell of a boy with no memories, put on display for the alien Kuljik. The action happens fast as Victor's memory sparks, just enough to give him the strength to escape his captivity. He soon joins Carina, a girl who also has no memory of her past but seems to share a mysterious power with Victor. Together they will struggle against injustice, abuse, and oppression. They will meet others, search for truth, and seek revenge.

My issue with the book was that it did a lot of switching around, from time and space to inner dialogue, to memory sequences and dreams. I found it a little confusing at times, especially in the first handful of chapters. Hang in there though. It's worth it!

"The Sity" is a deeply thought provoking horror, a science fiction page-turner that I wouldn't recommend to young readers about a future I wouldn't wish on any sentient race.

To learn more, check it out at Goodreads and then pick up your copy at amazon.

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