Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#20: The Map of the Sky - Felix J. Palma

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A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells’s War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.


  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (Sep 4 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781451660319
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Author Bio:
Félix J. Palma has been unanimously acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. The Map of Time was his first book published in the United States. He lives in Spain.


My review for book 1, The Map of Time


Review:
I enjoyed the first book, but thought this one was even better. From the story, to the action involved, this story had more and was more exciting to read.
Maybe I'm not so much into time travel, and aliens do something more for me. I don't know, but I do know this story was very compelling.
Imagine War of the Worlds meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That's basically what I took from the story. If those worlds collided, this book would be that story.
It did bring references from the first book too, but since it is more alien driven, it was fresh and new. It tended to be the latter part of the book that connected them both together.
Sci-fi fans and dystopian fans will really enjoy the story. Maybe it's slightly winded in parts, but when it comes together, it's brilliant!


4/5


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. Opinions are my own.

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