Very engaging read with an initial hook that keeps you glued to the page. A young girl falls down a hole in the woods and lands on a giant metal hand. Years later she is the scientists charged with learning more about the mysterious artefact, and tracking down similar pieces across the world. I was surprised by the format of the novel, where every chapter is essentially some written record or transcript of an interview. But I have to say it worked out very well, both as a way to give info dumps about the science fiction portion of the story, but also to elicit the thoughts and introspections of the main characters. I look forward to the sequel.
i enjoyed the interview style of story telling. i imagine that might not work for some. perhaps i would've avoided it if i had known beforehand but I'm glad i gave this one a shot. the characters were all very sharp with engaging dialogue. things moved along quickly.
nothing overly sweeping or profound has happened yet, but much has been learned and i look forward to more in book 2.
Intriguing, fantastic idea, well-paced story, the mystery of the find is held over for along time but gives you a little bit more each chapter. The 'interview' style of the book gets you to the guts of the story and seems to cut out a lot of extra stuff you probably didn't want to read about anyway, so it moves along at a steady pace. Easy to read and fascinating.
Written as a series of interviews, has echoes of Agents of Shield, a little of The Blacklist, and something akin to Chicago Justice. Reminiscent of Matthew Reilly but rather less densely action packed.