Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle by Marie Harbon

Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle (Volume 1)
Source: GoodReads
Title: Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle
Author: Marie Harbon
Series: 7.8 #1
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook.
*This book was provided for free by the author for review.

GoodReads Summary:
Out of Body to Out of Universe

Seven Point Eight is a twist of sci-fi confusion that asks some interesting questions. If you had special abilities to travel out of body, what would you do with them? Where would you go? What would secret agencies do with these abilities? And how far could you go?

A physicist begins a quest to measure the soul but soon finds himself drawn into the world of the enigmatic Max Richardson, where research is sold to the military at the highest bid. However, he soon discovers another purpose when an extremely talented young psychic enters his life. He devises a project and builds a team to stretch the frontiers of exploration, only to make a reality-shattering discovery...

Written in the style of a TV series, The First Chronicle is the beginning of a five part epic which follows the quest of five people: to understand the universe and our place within it. This sci-fi/paranormal drama interweaves the human dramas of love, betrayal, bitterness and above all, courage in a world where everyone must face their own dark shadow. The tale begins in the 1940s, unfolds during the 1960s and reaches its conclusion in the modern age.

This series is for fans of science fiction, fantasy, the paranormal, big sweeping epics, metaphysics, 'Lost', 'Fringe', visionary fiction, ancient knowledge and technology, time travel and past lives.

This book was very interesting. It seemed like a slow start in the beginning, but the further I got into it, the more into the book I became.

I'll be honest, the scientific aspect of the book kind of threw me for a loop. I was horrible at science while in school and I felt like I was reading a text book. The book itself wasn't text book-like, it was just my unfortunate lack of science retained from school.

I found the paranormal aspect of the book very interesting. I enjoyed the testing of the characters, finding out what each character could do and how they were significant to the storyline. The characters in this book are very well written and thought out, and it honestly seems like you're reading about real life people. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and learning more about who they were and what they were doing.

Oh, I also loved the author's little note at the end of the book.

"Woo hoo! Congratulations on reading the first chronicle of the five! You may now perform a happy dance!"

Who wouldn't love that

Rating: 2 Stars.
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