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The Jakkattu Vector

(Jakkattu #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  38 reviews
They came as saviors to a deteriorating Earth.

Julip Thorne questions whether there is more to life beyond the barren dirt, acidic seas, and toxstorms her people work and die in. Living in poverty on the withering Greenland Human Reservation, she wonders if the alien Mezna goddesses are truly as holy as the temple preaches. Julip begins to dig deeper into the history of the
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Published November 28th 2016 by Evolved Publishing
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Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Avendui 5ive and Twin Helix worked to get me super excited about the Jakkattu series. I had my fingers crossed for a great read, I was hopeful that there would be a lot of fun, and I was not disappointed. Having now finished The Jakkattu Vector, I can safely say I’m more than a little bit eager to see where this series goes.

It took me a while to work my way through this one, however it was my own fault rather than the fault of the book. From the very start the book is full of action, the action
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily reviewed it

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book when I started reading it, but I heard of this author before and the blurb had me curious, so I decided to give it a try. The Jakkattu Vector is a story driven book with rich world building and an interesting cast of characters. It's a bit of a dark world, bad things happen and at times it feels pretty bleak. And at times it feels like you get an overview of this world and planet, and
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jakkattu Vactor is an action packed novel. It kept me on my toes from the very beginning until the end. The story is quite tragic, as well as, thought provoking. It shows us a world where humans are no longer human. They're slaves to an alien species but seem not to know that.

Sabaal is from Jakkattu, a planet which has been destroyed by Mezna just like Earth. But unlike humans, Mezna is using her people as miners, slaves who do as their guards told them to. Sabaal is an exception and that's why
Lynda Dickson
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
Shelves: young-adult
The Mezna are hailed as saviors when they come to a toxic Earth to save the human race. But what are they really after? In a world of interminable dust, toxstorms, and acid oceans, the Mezna build their hygienic terraformed cities which house the Miscegenate blue-eyed Mezna-human hybrids and the half-robot teks. Outside their cities are the Human Reservations, where the people live in poverty and squalor. And, in the Wilds in between, live the Undone, humans born with severe birth deformities an ...more
Kay Smillie
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Avendui 5ive, the prequel, and this book is a fantastic start to Tyler's new world in this series. A world in which slavery, torture of those different than themselves, poverty, exclusion of abnormal and disfigured beings, a strict unquestioning religion, lying to the people, and open hatred of other species are commonplace.

The comparisons between then and now, and then and the rise of the Nazis is amazing. The underlying themes too, eg climate change, and not speaking up and questioning
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewcopy
Review can also be found in Chill and read

“The Jakkattu Vector” is a Science Fiction story of what could be after humanity has almost destroyed earth and aliens saviors have already come to the rescue. How much of saviors are they? How willing is man to believe to a higher power that would fix all mankind wrongs? Would that possibly be the future of our planet if we keep walking the same destroying path we are? What could happen to humans that blindly believe whatever is served to them? Where sh
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very awesome good book it sucks you in and does not want to let you go but love the characters of earth and the aliens and they find out that the humans are not the enemy and they need to fight together very good book Michelle
Kristen Lewendon
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is genre-busting at it's very finest. There's a little bit of everything in here and it's done with such skill and flair I'm practically speechless. The Jakkattu Vector is like nothing I've ever encountered before. (Though one of the languages is reminiscent of beloved "Firefly".) On the surface it's dystopian science fiction. But this cleverly hides a political thriller with hints of horror and romance thrown in to round out the flavor. In the hate-mongering climate we live in today, this ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

One of the best SciFi books I've Read in years. Three are so many elements and twists. P K Tyler has definitely risen to the top of my list of favorite authors. The richness of not only each character, but the thoroughness of each species is remarkable. As I Read from each person's perspective, I felt I was that person.
Jeff Closs
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, sci-fi, fiction
I got this e-book via a facebook sign-up for a number of free e-books, clearly as a publicity push. While not all the books met the quality standard that I like in my novels, this one was one of the two standouts. I should be clear at the beginning that a 4 star review is very strong for me, I rarely rate books 5 stars. Essentially, 3 stars is ok, 4 is excellent, and 5 is perfection.

First off, this book is structurally well written. It's told from several points of view, and the POV changes are
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
My original The Jakkattu Vector audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

In a distant future, humans live in reserves where they try to escape the inclement weather and survive as best as they can. Earth has been colonized by a superior race called the Mezna, who are able to breed with humans, producing hybrids. Mezna and hybrids live in protected cities, turning their backs to the humans at the reserves and to the undone, feral beings living on the edges of both socie
Anna Tan
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, e-books
Sabaal is a captive Jakkattu imprisoned on Earth by the Mezna priests who experiment on her. Javan 6ix is a tek - half Miscegenate, half machine - beginning to question his life in the city. Norwood Thorne is too smart for a human, too inquisitive for a man, leading his sister Julip down the path of questioning the Temple, the Mezna and all the history they've learnt on the Rez.

Sabaal's escape is the part of the catalyst that throws them all together, leading them to question whether everything
Shari Sakurai
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review *

The Jakkattu Vector is the first novel in the Jakkattu series.

Julip Thorne is a young woman living in the Greenland Human Reservation. Her life seems to have been mapped out for her since birth as it is for all humans born in the Reservation. However, Julip is not content to accept the Mezna as gods and seeks to discover the truth, even at great cost.

For years Sabaal has endured torture at the hands of her god-like captors until on
Rosemary Hughes
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found this book difficult to read. not because of the words used but the concept of what earth would be like, in the scenerio that is portrayed.
The people on earth had degraded the planet, to an unlikeable state, where toxic storms forced people to shelter for weeks at a time. Ground water was undrinkable and the seas were acid and only monsters existed with in the oceans depths.
An alien race, the Mezna had come and extended aid, but what their true motivation was, the humans on Earth, now a d
Miss Kitty
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deep and detailed sci-fi keeps building through the last page

Some books are like pizza...quick, tasty and simple. Some books are like a steak dinner, hearty and filling. This book is like a 7-course meal at a fancy restaurant, over which you linger as long as you can...

This is not a story you can rush through. The complex characters and multiple viewpoints intertwine to create an amazingly detailed vision of a future Earth, while simultaneously exploring the background and history of the main a
Beverly Laude
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, kindle, sci-fi, dystopian
A great epic sci-fi/dystopian adventure! That being said, it did take me a while to get into the story. When I first started reading, I got a little confused when the book went from one character to another, seemingly unrelated, character. However, halfway through the book, I was hooked!

I was reminded throughout the book of other great books and movies of this type: The Handmaid's Tale, 1984, STNG (The Borg). There is adventure, despair, hope, love, hate, and just about every other emotion you c
A.B. Shepherd
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
On a future Earth where the planet has become primarily inhabitable due to human incompetence, an alien race called the Mezna has stepped in to "save us". They have set up cities with food/water and shelter for those in need and they have mated with humans to hybridize us so we can survive. But they have also abducted and experimented on other species, and one of those is the primary character in this book - the Jakkattu, Sabaal.

The story follows Sabaal, several humans living on reservations ou
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
From the blurb - ‘They came as saviors to a deteriorating Earth.’ ‘They’ are the Mezna. The aliens from another world that came to save an earth that had been poisoned by its inhabitants. They brought gifts of technology and food. And asked for nothing – except the Mezna females bred with human males in order to create a hybrid race so that Mezna and humans could all live together in peace and happiness. In the Menza cities, hybrids thrive and are served by the series Teks, who are biomechanical ...more

An impossible to put down story that builds with action, tension and disturbing ‘what could be’ scenarios are only a few of the highlights in this book. P.K. Tyler places readers into the world she has created: this post-apocalyptic earth where divisions and appearances mean the difference between life and death, semi-realized freedom or slavery and all living to satisfy the will of a small group in charge. (Sound familiar?) I can't wait for the next!

Worlds collide: Sabaal and her Jakkattu heri
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a compelling dystopian scifi with action, mystery, horror, political intrigue, and romance.

I volunteered to review an advanced reader copy of this book, and a couple days after finishing it, I'm still trying to sort out how I feel about it. I don't read much post-apocalyptic or dystopian fiction these days, so this isn't my usual genre. As I've said in previous reviews of stories in this setting, don't expect a feel-good story with a tidy happy ending. However, this is truly an intriguin
Brooke Banks
Content Warning: Torture, Violence, Non Consensual Acts

The Jakkattu Vector is an awesome Sci-Fi work featuring 5 variations of humanoids with beautifully flawed humanity. We’ve got the human reservations, the two types of hybrids living in the Menza cities, the Feral, Sabaal, and the Menza lording above them all.

The noob interloper audience stand-in is a non-issue as they all are in various ways. I love how it’s different groups of people converging to piece together the truth. The “why are the
Diana in SC
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal, epic science fiction with real depth

I was very impressed by this novel. Its scope is really epic with different chapters telling the story from the third person perspective of about 5 different characters of multiple species on different parts of Earth, and we meet many more characters in this dystopic future world. As the novel stats, the Mezna aliens have been ruling Earth and have pulled the wool over most humans' eyes telling them that they are benevolent goddesses. Now people f
Eamon Ambrose
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I came across The Jakkattu Vector attracted at first by the striking cover, but once I got stuck in, I realised that there was much more to this, the first book in a continuing dystopian series from author P.K. Tyler than just fancy production values.

There are some really interesting elements at play here. The author has created a future where alien, human and hybrid grudgingly share a world, all with very different privileges. The story follows characters from all three, as each is faced with t
Lilac Reviews
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a book you will want to sit down with so you can give it your undivided attention. I’m not saying that in a bad way, it’s just that it’s not fluff. You will miss a great deal if you are reading and dividing your attention watching a TV show, or cooking dinner or helping kids with homework.
I’m old enough that I remember how the old Star Trek episodes also address serious social issues such as prejudice, war, the environment, feminism and others. If you are a younger sci-fi fan you may hav
Carol Keen
This is a book that pulled me in from the start. This book starts off with action and quick kick to the senses that is something I love in a book, or TV series. It opens with a sentient alien creature who grows talons and her current plight as a captive. The purpose of her captivity was quickly revealed, and only served to have me rooting for her. Sabaal is a Jakkattu and the Mezna have her captured and on Earth, a planet she doesn't know and that we wouldn't recognize anymore either. We learn a ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Tyler has woven together a complex world of aliens, Miscegenates, Hybrids, cyborgs, humans and Ferals/Undone. In this dystopic future the oceans are dead and so are most of the plants and animals; the air is gritty, oceans acid, and babies are born . . . wrong. How did we fall so far and is there hope for the future? In an epic storytelling style, we are introduced to characters who seek to know more about their past and possible futures as they explore hidden knowledge and discover secrets ...more
Carolyn McBride
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
That being said, I can say this is the deepest, most intelligent book I've had the pleasure of reading in a very long time. It is thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It makes you question bits of our own world without you even realizing it. At first, it's hard to draw parallels, but they are there. When you begin to understand how the past in the book got the characters to where they are, it's a bit of a shock. But this book is the wisest spec
Paul Kater
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When the world has been messed up by the best of the best, there's not much to hope for, it seems. Until help from outer space arrives. But is it really help? Do these beings really want the best for what remains of Earth's population?

I love this book. It has a great pace and fascinating characters that live in an amazing world. Sabaal and Julip, two characters from the story, rock.

Well done, Pavarti. I' m looking forward to more of your books.
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it
INTERESTING NEW SERIES. 3.5 stars. If you are looking for a well written book, this is a good book to read. You can read this as a standalone book but it does end in a cliffhanger for the next book to be written in the series. There is violence and some sexual situations.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book but was pleasantly surprised by what I read. The author has done a good job of creating a dystopian world full of aliens, different classes of humans, and technology
InD'tale Magazine

PK Tyler has a winner with "The Jakkattu Vector”!

Read full review in the 2017 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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PK Tyler is the author of Speculative Fiction and other Genre Bending novels. She is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre.

After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway.

Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industr

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