Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) Book Review

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sleeping Giants: A girl drops down a hole when she is young, but when her parents look down the hole they are perplexed and cannot explain what they are seeing. Their little girl lying in a huge, metal hand.
Dr Rose Franklin. We follow her as a scientist working with these pieces, finding them over the globe with a team and a pilot and putting them together to make them work and find out more about this…being.
Interested yet? You should be!

This book was written in a series of excerpts from journals, and mostly interviews. All of which were witty, sarcastic and enjoyable to read. There was so much science packed into this book! I loved it, it didn’t shy away from what it was trying to do, it fully embraced it!
We never really find out much about the interviewer, which really added to the mystery and drive of the whole book. I went from thinking ‘What an arsehole’ to ‘HEY, you can’t be rude to… to….WELL THIS INTERVIEWER. YOU CAN’T’ Not knowing the name is still frustrating but I am hoping to be acquainted in the next instalment. In that respect it felt very Man from Uncle – we had no idea of the orchestrator the entire time – but saw from that perspective. (Apart from the journals)

All in all, without giving too much away this was a very enjoyable and information filled book – politically, scientifically and all twisted in something man struggles to comprehend – the unknown, the alien!

Cannot wait for Themis Files #2, luckily April isn’t too far away! The twist at the end will leave you with a I THOUGHT SO BUT I DIDN’T KNOW THIS WOULD HAPPEN IN THIS WAY kinda moment.

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