This Splintered Silence: review

silence

 

368 pages
Expected publication: November 13th 2018 by HarperTeen
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a chance to review this title
This book thrusts you into a virus-ridden space station commanded by seventeen-year-old Lindley who is forced into the position after the adults are killed off. This book was fun and exciting and I shall break it down for you.
I really liked the mystery of the story. We’ve got this virus which may or may not is killing the second generation crew aboard the station. BUUUUUUUT we don’t know if it’s the virus. It could be murder. It could be aliens. It could all a bad dream. I feel that, even though I didn’t connect with Lindley at first, I grew to like her character a lot as the book went on. She grew as she strived to maintain a ship and its surviving crew, dealing with food shortages and other real problems. The others main characters were very well done, as well. I felt as though I cared for them which is a must for me in survival stories like this.
The love triangle thing wasn’t necessary, but it didn’t bother me much. It did feel as though nothing really came of it as it should have. With so much going on, I’m not sure that aspect should have been presented if it wasn’t going to be fleshed out.
This was an interesting and quick read for me. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. It was just okay. It didn’t waste any time thrusting us into the action which, for some, can be jarring. For myself, it did take a minute to settle into the plot, but once I did, I was good to go. As with Sandcastle Empire, the writing style was not my thing, but I liked this one far more.
If you liked books like Illuminae, Contagion, The 100, and Sanctuary, this is the book for you.

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