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Heaven's Shadow by David S. Goyer
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Jun 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, sci-fi
Read from May 31 to June 21, 2011

When I realized I'd won this book through Goodreads Firstreads, and I saw how sci-fi it was, I was a little unsure. Normally, I'm not into the science fiction, but in this case, I really really liked this book. It felt very thriller-ish, which would make sense considering who the authors are. There are two authors, both screenwriters, and one of them wrote the screenplays for Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. (Which are both fantastic movies.) I started reading it, and I'll be honest, it took me awhile to get into it. There is a lot of space jargon, especially in the first 30-50 pages, and it's easy to get bogged down in that. However, once everything started happening, well it was more a "hang on for the ride" experience. Tons of action and lots of things that I did not expect at all. One of the reasons I liked it was because everything is believable. When the book starts, it's on earth, and it could be any day for one of us. This is not another world, another galaxy, away from everything you know kinda sci-fi book. Yes, there are unknowns and unexpected things, but you feel as if it could happen today.

For those who are sensitive about language, there was quite a bit. Normally it doesn't bother me, but they use the "F" word a lot, which got on my nerves after awhile. Other than that, this was a great book!
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