I'd previously read 14 by this author, and this is actually a really similar book, though with a different opening premise. Although this is an investI'd previously read 14 by this author, and this is actually a really similar book, though with a different opening premise. Although this is an investigation into a science project instead of a weird house, we have the same progression of mystery, partial understanding, and otherworldly near-disaster arriving with that comprehension.
This time, though, with the scientists from Prometheus, and the people in horror movies who have never seen any horror movies. My gosh, what a bunch of unimaginative candidates for the Darwin Award. The exception, of course, being the POV character, the reluctant super-genius who is the one to point the way in almost every situation.
It's still a story with hooks, because even though you can pretty much guess large portions of the novel well before you reach them (even the scientists' big secret), you want to confirm that it is going where you expect, and the unfolding is pretty solid if you accept that even the Star Trek fans don't apply their favourite episodes to real life.
Audiobook narrator was reasonable except, as usual, for terrible female voices....more