Monday, September 17, 2018

Book Review of Philanthropy: The Fusion World Project by J. L. Tamone

When people get desperate enough, they will obey just about anybody. War had devastated Vyndral, leaving it barren and without resources. Revolutionaries under the leadership of Captain Cain Clark use an ancient device capable of traveling to parallel dimensions, invading the peaceful world of Rafia to extract justice. When Clark’s plan seeks to end all life in the universe, a group of five philanthropists band together to take him on. But with an assassin on their tail, will they survive long enough to take a stand?

*We were given a copy of this book in exchange for our honest review*

I really liked this book. I’m not really sure why, but I’ll try my best to not just say “there just something about it”. The story itself has a some very moral, heavy arguments at the core of it but the story itself remains fun. The characters, at first are not very likable, and seem to only exist in an effort to move the plot to different physical areas, but... they started to grow on me. I found myself enjoying them. I liked the way that, even during a stressful and intense moment, they are cracking jokes and being annoying; being real people.

It was surprising what good, kind people so many of the characters were, dropping everything to help a stranger, saving lives of those in danger, even when they didn’t mean to. 

This book is full of action from start to finish, but it doesn’t feel rushed. I just kept wanting to read more and see more of their world… which is so much like our own, but also, so different. Hearing the history of what devastated the parallel world, and how they have lived. Yes, there are parallel worlds.

Some of the characters feel very surface level and could use some more of a look into their lives and thoughts - I just wanted to know more about them. But I think this book has a very unique voice, it's not often that you can read a sci-fi, action thriller and come across a "that's what she said" joke.

This book ended with a “book 2 in the works” stinger and, I have to say, I definitely want to read it.

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