“Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel

★★★☆☆ Major cover crush here!

51TUSM5iXLLWhen Rose is a child, she falls in a large hole. The hole contains a massive metal hand and is surrounded with walls decorated with strange, glowing symbols.. Years later, she heads the research on the hand, trying to figure out its origins. Eventually, the scientists find more metal body parts, leading them to believe this thing is meant to be a weapon.

Follow along with the secretive coordinator of research as they learn more about this weapon: what it is, how it is used, and–most importantly–how to keep it out of the wrong hands.

Sleeping Giants is written in interviews, diary entries, and transcripts. I feel that this style hurt the amazing concept behind the book as some things would have been way more interesting if described, rather than told after the fact by a character. This title has garnered a lot of buzz, and I would contest that it’s not worth all the hype. It was a decent read, and I would recommend it, but I definitely wouldn’t drop everything to get to it.

Purchase the book here.

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