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Sunday, 8 July 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Entangled Earth by David Lea

Entangled Earth
Author: David Lea
Publication Date: June 1st, 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi / Apocalyptic Thriller

Book Description:
Physics isn’t easy. Rule number one should always be ‘Don’t destroy the world’, but sometimes science doesn’t follow the rules.

An experiment gone wrong means the Earth might only have days left. The planet is being torn apart by an invisible and deadly… something. 

Physicist Mia Green must get home to England, from a devastated Paris, to find her family and maybe, just maybe, stop the experiment that’s ending the world.

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MY REVIEW

Well, this was rather surprising. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. As the blurb didn't give much away, I wasn't sure what it entailed, but the moment I started reading, I was drawn into the chaos that main protagonist Mia found herself in. Be prepared for multiple casualties (gory deaths are aplenty).

Long story short, an experiment in the High-Energy Physics lab at the University of Cambridge has gone horribly wrong and now the world is on the brink of destruction. Dr James Frankle created a machine (a molecular entangler) in hopes of proving that the multiverse theory is real, with the possibility of communicating between parallel universes (if the experiment is a success, that is). Obviously, things don't go according to plan, and while the entanglement has been achieved, it starts to expand, causing Dr Frankle to lose complete control. As the entanglement gets stronger, its effect starts to affect the entire planet. Young physicist Mia Green narrowly escapes death as the Eiffel Tower is torn apart by an invisible source. With the help of survivor Bruce Cole and elderly scientist Abraham Lane, Mia must race from Paris to Cambridge to turn off Dr Frrankle's machine before all is lost.

As if facing invisible obstacles wasn't hard enough to deal with, Mia also has to worry about her husband and son, whom she left back in Cambridge. Will she get to the machine in time, and if so, will there be anyone left on Earth for her to save?

Entangled Earth was a thrilling apocalyptic story. Although the experiment was rather surreal, I loved the way the characters handled the challenges that came their way. The methods used were plausible and you could just imagine being in their situation and having to come up with ways of how to manoeuvre such a catastrophic environment. I love how descriptive and detailed it was. The story truly came alive. For about the first half of the book, the story doesn't take a breath. It's action, chaos and excitement all the way. My interest waned a little through the second half but then picked up again towards the end - an ending that was very unexpected, I might add.

This book would be great as a movie. It might be a little hard for some to wrap their minds around how such an experiment could happen in the first place, but once you get past the inception of the concept, you'll enjoy the journey. I can see this book being adapted into a movie. Numerous apocalyptic movies came to mind as I was reading the book, and this would fit right in.

A thrilling read.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author

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